Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

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I've been playing around with this one for a week or so and I think it's finally jelled. The big trick was bashing it enough to keep it from sounding too much like some of my other songs. (One in particular.) I think I succeeded -- we'll see this weekend at MuseCon. :)

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2010

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No sleight of hand,
He’s a magic man.
It doesn’t really matter what you think or feel.
He’s got the power
And it’s the hour
When you’ve got to let go of everything you thought was real.
You’re just a pawn in the cosmic plan
And you’re gonna have to grab the power if you want to stay in demand.

You’ve got one foot in and one foot out
And there’s no way that you’re leaving alive.
Although you want to scream and shout
You’ve got to jump in if you want to have a chance to survive.

Put down the drink
And try to think
As the hair on the back of your neck begins to rise.
If what you see
Just cannot be
Are you gonna believe the truth of your own lying eyes?
The power is waiting for you to take control
And you’re gonna have to do it soon if you want to save your mortal soul.

Everything is strange since he came around
And the magic man says that they’re gonna try to cut you down.
Now your power’s awake.
It’s a prize that they can take.
There’s only one choice that’s left for you to make.

Wand in your hand.
Power to command.
Don’t dare to dream that it’s not real.
Set loose the spark.
Watch lightning arc.
Magic’s gonna fill you up from head to heel.
And soon this pawn will be a king,
But the magic man’s gotta keep you living till you learn to make the magic sing.

(Chorus twice)

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Tags: filk, lyrics, musings

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