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Prithee​/​Liquidation Day

from I Can Spin A Rainbow by Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel




You make the sun shine
Keep me warm at night

Sometimes you are my guiding light
When I'm weak or desperate
You'll stretch out your hand
It's a hand that offers courage
It's a hand that calms me down
And leads me to a land that we
Discovered countless years ago
Still young enough to change
This wicked world
So tell me angel, where to now?

Shall we chase rainbows
Ride the stars by night
Stay close
Be my second sight
Show me our tomorrows
'Cause I can't dream alone

Good Queen Regina has a baby
Needs to shop with just one arm
The retinue is panicking
She stays completely calm
Despite the flying mandarins
The rattling tine, the all-encompassing alarm

Because it’s Liquidation Day
Ma'am’s one with the people

The Lady Grey is floating
And the camera's zooming in
And baby’s loudly choking as
synthetic violins provide a sense of dignity
And keep it neat
And mute the screams

Liquidation Day
Ma’am’s one with the people
And everything must go
Royal trucks have blocked the road
The cordon's set in stone
Yet her subjects stand there waving
The flags are at half price
‘Cause it pays to advertise
And everybody’s nice
They’re craving (craving)

Good Queen Regina blows a kiss
To show she’s just like one of us
Never fully understood the need for all the fuss
Prefers to be the first …not part of that ignoble rush
That ignoble rush

Liquidation Day
It’s liberating …hey!
To be one all the…


from I Can Spin A Rainbow, released May 5, 2017


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