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royal flights

my dear pretty starling

you’ll hold my fragile attention

for no more than perhaps a season

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but i’ll still sit under your acacia branch

collecting iridescent feathers

as i listen to you beckon away the sun

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and my dear pretty starling

soon you’ll migrate to warmer evergreen

so i wish your wispy heart farewell

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for mine has rotted off like bad fruit

but i’ll still tuck away the seeds

for your curious beak to plant elsewhere.

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Royal Beggars

Check marks and alibis

The price they pay for teeth

Promises and allegories

Pray for change inside defeat

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And so to speak and spell

And to charm this hell

Bleed greed and then well

Hope the pigs won’t tell

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Now talk is dirt cheap but

It does the dirty job done

So just simper and dance

And hold them by the gun

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Kick back your cold fame

They know the long game

Throne for your lost cause

And mud for your lackeys

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Sell them out, sell it out

What’s a little bit of treason?

Cut the ropes on the boat

Future’s just an open prison

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Money screams, ears are deaf

Found the corruption in-depth

Screw the poor, feign defence

Hide under oncoming violence

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Pockmarks and lullabies

The price you pay just for a seat

It’s all lies, they’re all lies

Isn’t this wasteland such a treat?

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