David Alan Cates

David Alan Cates

 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA
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Kingdom of a Fool

Written By: David Alan Cates

Kingdom of a Fool

[VERSE 1]

Welcome friend, won't you come on in, thru the swinging palace doors
Where lost and thirsty souls come to rest, while the bartender pours
You can see we have a good time here, in this land of pretend
Would you like to see my kingdom, let me introduce my friends

[VERSE 2]

Over there, on his royal chair, sits Mr. One Last Beer
He keeps us rolling on the floor, I guess that's why he's here
He's got a wife, and a little boy, and he seems oh so proud
But he'd rather spend his nights in this bar, playing jester to his crowd

[CHORUS]

In the Kingdom of a Fool, where the lonely come to play
Where dreams and reality, like the smoke just fade away
Where a man can rule upon a throne, just a plain four-legged stool
Everyone is welcome here, in the Kingdom of a Fool

[VERSE 3]

In the corner, Ms. Heartache shares a drink, with her band of married men
Said she used to be a model, guess she was prettier back then
But that runway light is a distant sight from the stage she now commands
In the Kingdom of a Fool, she's the queen of one night stands

[BRIDGE]

And that’s Scarlet fighting back her tears
Does that after several beers
And Arthur, he just likes to drink
Til he doesn’t have to think

And that couple in the shadows there
Holding hands without a care
He calls her his Juliet
But his wife hasn’t met her yet…..

[VERSE 4]

So my friend, have you realized, why I've given you this tour
Do you still believe this royal life is what you're looking for
You see, it's only an illusion, the reality is cruel
For everyone's a pauper here, in the Kingdom of a Fool

[CHORUS]

In the Kingdom of a Fool, where the lonely come to play
Where dreams and reality, like the smoke just fade away
Where a man can rule upon a throne, just a plain four-legged stool
Everyone is welcome here, in the Kingdom of a Fool