Welcome to the nightmare where villains wear the crowns
Fools rule a broken world and fear grows all around
There's a bad king, a dreadful puppet on a string
He pretends to be a champion of the common man
What's more division in his lost and riven land?
He plays the green lives in the darkest Game of Life

His greedy eyes look insane
Frozen smile like he's in pain
He doesn't count the human cost
But only money made or lost

King for a day
He kills the truth and looks away
King for a day
Lives like the world would end today
King for a day
What do you hide? Why do you lie?
Who made the rules for this game?
Who is paying your champagne?
All the mercy in the world
Cannot save you anymore
King for a day

He knows how to justify and how to fit the myths
How to glorify the lies and hide the truth
He talks a lot back; his mouth is full of empty words
He has the right friends making shady inside deals
Before the story ends we will be out of tears
Fools kill the answers; wise men don't even try

The time has come to dethrone him
But there's a new crumb slipping in
Just more scum, another
Greedy, rotten puppet on a string

King for a day
He kills the truth and looks away
King for a day
Lives like the world would end today
King for a day
What do you hide? Why do you lie?
Who made the rules for this game?
Who is paying your champagne?
All the mercy in the world
Cannot save you anymore
King for a day

King for a day
He kills the truth and looks away
King for a day
Lives like the world would end today
King for a day
What do you hide? Why do you lie?
Who made the rules for this game?
Who is paying your champagne?
All the mercy in the world
Cannot save you anymore
King for a day


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    My InterpretationThis one is about corrupt democratic rule.
    "for a day" hints at a limited term, "A dreadful puppet on a string, He pretends to be a champion of the common man", elected by the people, but he's a facade for some sinister hidden power with a lot of money and great connections.
    With a cheap smile on his face, lying, telling half-truths, speaking what his electorate wishes to hear, while coming through with barely anything.
    And if he's dethroned, impeached, a new, similar one will be put on his place, and we won't feel the slightest change - it always hurts to burn. But the business still stays cool...
    Disnagon February 24, 2018   Link

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