Prince Rupert Awakes
Farewell the temple master's bells
His kiosk and his black worm seed
Courtship solely of his word
With Eden guaranteed
For now Prince Rupert's tears of glass
Make saffron sabbath eyelids bleed
Scar the sacred tablet of wax
On which the Lizards feed

Wake your reason's hollow vote
Wear your blizzard season coat
Burn a bridge and burn a boat
Stake a Lizard by the throat

Go Polonius or kneel
The reapers name their harvest dawn
All your tarnished devil's spoons
Will rust beneath our corn
Now bears Prince Rupert's garden roam
Across his rain tree shaded lawn
Lizard bones become the clay
And there a Swan is born

Wake your reasons' hollow vote
Wear your blizzard season coat
Burn a bridge and burn a boat
Stake a Lizard by the throat

Gone soon Piepowder's moss-weed court
Round which upholstered Lizards sold
Visions to their leaden flock
Of rainbows' ends and gold
Now tales Prince Rupert's peacock brings
Of walls and trumpets thousand fold
Prophets chained for burning masks
And reels of dreams unrolled

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"Lizard" as written by Robert Fripp Peter John Sinfield

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    General CommentAs much as i admire the later experimental stuff I prefer their first four albums where they were doing the standard pseudo classical thing, it may be cheesy prog rock stuff but i like it and it doesn't seem as bloated and annoying as alot of other bands do (ELP, Yes). The middle sags for the Lizard album but the end suite makes up for everything- what an EPIC, exactly the kind of thing i look for in arty rock shit even with the flowery lyrics. Don't think this is all the words though, the part with Haskell going 'march foooorward' before it explodes into that amazing jazz noise battle part is missing. Sorry for gushing
    Denialworldon January 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentJon Anderson really makes this bit of the song good, not sure if I would've liked it had it been Haskell on vocals.
    dzdarraghon January 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHaskell's voice does marvels in this part. The impending doom is almost palpable.
    NTTon February 16, 2010   Link

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