One Of Many

ONE OF MANY

As the only child / for a hundred miles / living in the land of plenty
You could raise your cup / anytime you want / and never find it empty
But your plate was flush / and you had so much / while others had not any
As you lay in bed / well they shaved your head / now you’re one of many
O now you’re one of many

It was hard to breathe / when you knew no need / the crown it lay so heavy
At night you slept / underneath your bed / with both your pistols ready
But they stole your robes / and now your clothes / they won’t sell for a penny
You’re free to rest / your naked chest / now you’re one of many
O now you’re one of many

When the sirens cried in the afternoon,
Did your mouth go dry?
Did your blood run blue?
Was it louder than a drum in an empty room?
Did it strike so hard, cause it rang so true?

As a traveler / in the wider world / the road was never friendly
So you turned around / you were homeward bound / at the tender age of twenty
When you arrived / you cried to find / your mother had no memory
Once you were her only son
Now, you’re one of many
O now you’re one of many

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