King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King

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including Mirrors
(Fripp/Sinfield/McDonald/Lake/Giles)
Cat's foot iron claw
Neuro-surgeons scream for more
At paranoia's poison door.
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Blood rack barbed wire
Polititians' funeral pyre
Innocents raped with napalm fire
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Death seed blind man's greed
Poets' starving children bleed
Nothing he's got he really needs
Twenty first century schizoid man.
next song previous song King Crimson: Live At The Marquee 1969 King Crimson: the first three King Crimson: Frame By Frame King Crimson: The Compact King Crimson King Crimson: The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King I Talk To The Wind
(McDonald/Sinfield)
Said the straight man to the late man
Where have you been
I've been here and I've been there
And I've been in between.

I talk to the wind
My words are all carried away
I talk to the wind
The wind does not hear
The wind cannot hear.

I'm on the outside looking inside
What do I see
Much confusion, disillusion
All around me.

You don't possess me
Don't impress me
Just upset my mind
Can't instruct me or conduct me
Just use up my time

I talk to the wind
My words are all carried away
I talk to the wind
The wind does not hear
The wind cannot hear.
next song previous song King Crimson: Live At The Marquee 1969 King Crimson: Epitaph King Crimson: Sleepless King Crimson: the first three King Crimson: Frame By Frame King Crimson: The Compact King Crimson King Crimson: The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King Epitaph
including March For No Reason
and Tomorrow And Tomorrow
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
The wall on which the prophets wrote
Is cracking at the seams.
Upon the instruments if death
The sunlight brightly gleams.
When every man is torn apart
With nightmares and with dreams,
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
As silence drowns the screams.

Between the iron gates of fate,
The seeds of time were sown,
And watered by the deeds of those
Who know and who are known;
Knowledge is a deadly friend
When no one sets the rules.
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.

Confusion will be my epitaph.
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
If we make it we can all sit back
and laugh.
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying,
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying.
next song previous song King Crimson: the first three King Crimson: Frame By Frame King Crimson: The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King Moonchild
including The Dream
and The Illusion
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
Call her moonchild
Dancing in the shallows of a river
Lovely moonchild
Dreaming in the shadow
of the willow.

Talking to the trees of the
cobweb strange
Sleeping on the steps of a fountain
Waving silver wands to the
night-birds song
Waiting for the sun on the mountain.

She's a moonchild
Gathering the flowers in a garden.
Lovely moonchild
Drifting on the echoes of the hours.

Sailing on the wind
in a milk white gown
Dropping circle stones on a sun dial
Playing hide and seek
with the ghosts of dawn
Waiting for a smile from a sun child.
King Crimson: In The Wake Of Poseidon previous song King Crimson: Cirkus - The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson Live King Crimson: Epitaph King Crimson: Sleepless King Crimson: the first three King Crimson: Heartbeat King Crimson: Frame By Frame King Crimson: The Compact King Crimson King Crimson: The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King The Court Of The Crimson King
including The Return Of The Fire Witch
and The Dance Of The Puppets
(McDonald/Sinfield)
The rusted chains of prison moons
Are shattered by the sun.
I walk a road, horizons change
The tournament's begun.
The purple piper plays his tune,
The choir softly sing;
Three lullabies in an ancient tongue,
For the court of the crimson king.

The keeper of the city keys
Put shutters on the dreams.
I wait outside the pilgrim's door
With insufficient schemes.
The black queen chants
the funeral march,
The cracked brass bells will ring;
To summon back the fire witch
To the court of the crimson king.

The gardener plants an evergreen
Whilst trampling on a flower.
I chase the wind of a prism ship
To taste the sweet and sour.
The pattern  juggler lifts his hand;
The orchestra begin.
As slowly turns the grinding wheel
In the court of the crimson king.

On soft gray mornings widows cry
The wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play
But gentle pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the crimson king.