The King

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It's good to be the people's king:
They make a gold crown for your head;
They send you cards; they write sunny things;
They leave you chocolates on your bed.
You get your face sewn on the flag.
You get the men with sticks at night.
You get your enemies in bags
Until the country's thinking right.
You grow the dollars from the ground;
You get to pass them all around.

Yeah you know you got it coming from the king. 
Everybody has it coming from the king.

She caught my eye the other day.
My people said you're very proud.
A black dress embassy soiree,
A golden statue in the crowd.
My trophy room has one bare wall.
We won't pretend that you'll agree.
A Green Zone posting solves it all;
I let you keep your skin for free.
I'll strip a man of all he has.
L'etat c'est moi, and all that jazz.

You know you got it coming from the king. 
Everybody has it coming from the king.  

And if you curse me in your solitary nights,
My men pry out the secrets that you keep:
Your taped-up eyes; my face flashing in the lights;
And then you'll see me till you see me in your sleep.
You'll see me till you go out with the lights. 

I got so mean by meaning well.
To make the omelet, crack the eggs;
To crack the eggs you break the shell;
To break the shell you crack the legs.
The revolution always wins. 
Love hides a multitude of sins.

You know you got it coming from the king. 
Everybody has it coming from the king.

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from Wheat to Wire, released April 13, 2016
Lyrics by Frank McClellan
Music by The Crosiers

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Ben McClellan
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Frank McClellan
Vox, Guitars, Keys

Shane Jewell
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Bass & Drums

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