"The Ladder" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson and John L. Nelson....
Once upon a time in the land of Sin-aplenty
There lived a king who didn't deserve to be
He knew not where he came from
Nor where he was going
He never once said thank you, never please

Now this king he had a subject named Electra
Who loved him with a passion, uncontested
For him each day she had a smile
But it didn't matter
The king was looking for the ladder

Everybody's looking for the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps you take are no easy road
But the reward is great
For those who want for go

A feeling of self-worth will caress you
The size of the whole wide world will decrease
The love of God's creation will undress you
And time spent alone my friend, will cease

Everybody's looking for the answers
How the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half a dream
You have to climb all of the steps in between (yeah, we ride)

Everybody's looking for the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps you take are no easy road
But the reward is great
For those who want to go (I do)

Everybody, everybody's looking (Everybody's looking for the answers)
For the answers
Everybody wants to know how the story (How the story started)
Started and how it will end (started and how it will end)
What's the use in half a story, (What's the use in half a story)
Half a dream (half of a dream)
You, you gotta climb, you gotta climb (you have to climb all)
All of the steps in between (the steps in between)

Everybody
Everybody's looking for that ladder (Everybody's looking for the ladder)
Everybody wants salvation of the soul (Everybody wants salvation of the soul)
The steps you take are no easy road (the steps you take are no easy road)
But the reward is great (the reward is great)
For those who want to go, (for those who want to go)
Those who want to go

Everybody, everybody wants (Everybody's looking for the answers)
An answer
Anyone who know how the story (How the story started)
Started, how it will end (started and how it will end)
Will it be lonely in the world (What's the use in half a story)
What's the use? (half of a dream)


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"The Ladder" as written by John L. Nelson

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