A political fairytale about kings and fools, starting with “once upon a time” as all fairytales do. However, not ending in a “happily ever after”… During a long car trip, I heard a song on the radio containing the word “king”, followed by “fool” within minutes (though it could have been a different song ). Somehow these two words were the start of a story on the rise of populist politicians, called Decade of the Clown.
Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, in office or out, is purely coincidental and only in your imagination.
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Em G F# Bm 8x Bm Em Once upon a time, things were simple F# Bm The king was there to rule Em Bm And to keep the king sane and sound F#7 The king had the king’s fool Bm F# Em G F# The fool he would crack a joke Or make fun of the authority To prevent the king from dwelling in power It was how things were meant to be Em Bm But then the fool thought he could rule Em Bm That he should wear the crown Em G Bm Bm7/a G God have mercy on our souls F# We’re in the decade of the clown The people that used to laugh Didn’t see the smiles turn into smirks Believed the clowns for what they said Declared the kings to be jerks And then the fools knew they could rule That they could wear the crown God have mercy on our souls We’re in the decade of the clown The fools used to be wise In his jokes you’d find the truth But since the clown became kings Food for thought’s just food When we allow the fools to rule When you give the fool a crown God have mercy on our souls God have mercy on our ignorant souls We’re in the decade of the clown Bm 2x Bm Em F# Bm7