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Cul-de-Sac

This song is by Genesis and appears on the album Duke (1980).

Wake up now
This is the time you've waited for

Far below
Where shadows fester as they grow
An army thousands strong
Obsessed by right and wrong
They sense their time is coming near
So they turn towards the light
From their region of the night
Marching on and on
They're nearly there, it won't be long

You know you're on the way out
It's just a matter of time
You thought you'd rule the world forever
Long live the king, and don't spare the loser

After all
You're not what you thought you were at all
You're just a natural fact
Another cul-de-sac
On nature's hard unfeeling trail
Now all those dreams of old
Will be stories left untold
Cut off in your prime
Extinct until the end of time

You know you're on the way out
It's just a matter of time
You thought you'd rule the world forever
Long live the king, but don't spare the loser, now

Now the host emerges, and a shadow starts to fall
Not one knows what hit them, none can see at all
Even as the end approaches still they're not aware
How can you fight a foe so deadly when you don't even know it's there?
And now that the job is almost done
Maybe some escape, no, not even one

You know they're on the way out
It's just a matter of time
You thought you'd rule the world forever
Long live the king, and don't spare the loser

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