Kings for a Day

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lyrics

KINGS FOR A DAY

The danger in "crash and burn" is obscured
by the turning of fortunes won and lost
And criminal minds
praying for dogs
are racing to bury the eyes of us all

Who's counting on you and I for a taste
of reality's bookish naivete?
It's only last year
waking from shock
we walked all alone and were kings for a day

And it's high time you and I took a break from all these
written warnings 'cause it's not our mistake
It's just the animals and lies
that keep on breaking us down
I feel like a stranger in this town
watching vandals trade their honor for a crown

The life of a whiny brat is replayed
on this stage, it's our national refrain
And can we erase
locking our knees
we stay in one motion and sing through our shame

Who's waiting on us for a deft response?
Or a bitter retort from a two-act play?
It's only last year
waking from shock
we walked all alone and were kings for a day

And it's high time you and I took a break from all these
written warnings 'cause it's not our mistake
It's just the animals and lies
that keep on breaking us down
I feel like a stranger in this town
watching vandals trade their honor for a crown

And down and out we
set the table and we
stomp and shout at
all the tales that ring true
to daytime pirates who are ironing their consciences
and asking for a one night band

credits

from Songs For the Anonymous, released February 21, 2013
Pete Smith -- electric guitar
David Berger -- drums
Lee Nadel -- bass
Matt Ray -- acoustic guitar, vocals, keyboards

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