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Emerson Lake & Palmer

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Released: January 1971
Take A Pebble

Just take a pebble
and cast it to the sea,
Then watch the ripples
that unfold into me,
My face spills so gently
into your eyes,
Disturbing the waters
of our lives.

Shreds of our memories
are lying on your grass;
Wounded words of laughter
are graveyards of the past.
Photographs are grey and torn,
scattered in your fields
Letters of your memories
are not real.

Wear sadness on your shoulders
like a wornout overcoat
In pockets creased and tattered
hang the rags of your hopes.
The daybreak is your midnight;
the colours have all died.
Disturbing the waters of our lives,
of our lives,of our lives, lives...

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Knife Edge

Just a step cried the sad man
Take a look down at the madman
Theatre kings on silver wings
Fly beyond reason
From the flight of the seagull
Come the spread claws of the eagle
Only fear breaks the silence
As we all kneel pray for guidance

Tread the road cross the abyss
Take a look down at the madness
On the streets of the city
Only spectres still have pity
Patient queues for the gallows
Sing the praises of the hallowed
Our machines feed the furnace
If they take us they will burn us

Will you still know who you are
When you come to who you are

When the flames have their season
Will you hold to your reason
Loaded down with your talents
Can you still keep your balance
Can you live on a knife-edge

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Lucky Man

He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

White lace and feathers
They made up his bed
A gold covered mattress
On which he was laid

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

He went to fight wars
For his country and his king
Of his honor and his glory
The people would sing

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

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