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​The Allegory

This song is by Ywis and appears on the album Leonardo's Dream (1995).

A king who once upon all times
Lived in every big or small town
Met a queen and said: "Be mine,
Please, wear my crown"

The queen was moved and spoke: "I will,
If thou will grant me, my beloved one,
Some time and space where I can still
Do what I want"

The king felt likewise and agreed
To him a king and queen were equal
He thought:
"We're just what we both need
This love won't fail"

So the wedding-day was set
The puppet house was filled with chains
They never thought in the nuptial bed
That things would change

The threads and lines that ruled their deeds
Slowly got entangled
Too strong
They nearly lost their heads

The fairy-tale was very short
But then there grew thorns in both sides
Being together both got bored
And fled the nights

The puppet show finally closed down
When their threads got in a knot
The players tried to straighten out
But they could not

The threads and lines that ruled their deeds
Slowly got entangled
Too strong
They nearly lost their heads
Both only tried to fill own needs
Didn't try to feel the other
Too long
And forever lost their threads

We're all kings and queens, everybody, you and I
We're merely marionettes led by all kinds of lines
Lines from history, through family to eternity
Lines tied to religion, education, well intentions and ambitions

The threads and lines that ruled their deeds
Slowly got entangled
Too strong
They nearly lost their heads
Both only tried to fill own needs
Didn't try to feel the other
Too long
And forever lost their threads