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John The Gambler

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Well the Regent d’Orleans
Had a need for a turn around
And then John Law come,
straight from Scotland -
known as a rascal and a gambler

And so they say,
over drinks one day
they hatched a plan
to make a fortune.

Simple enough,
quite basic stuff,
get a man to exchange his gold
for a piece of paper.

Even if these schemes all fall to the ground,
We can change it around to suit ourselves now.
We change the words…change what every single word even means.
We’re masterminds at selling dreams.

In Le Soissons -
In the 1st arrondissement -
they lined up in droves
to sign the papers

For princely fee
the opportunity
was to one day own a piece
of Louisiana

But as always told,
the center does not hold,
and these things have a way
of ending badly

(Interlude)

When the regent died,
John went to hide.
To escape the debts that were made
while they were together.

Now without a plan,
was total bankrupt man,
turned again to his past
as a petty gambler.

He bummed around,
from town to town
Wishing he could make amends -
and another fortune.

And by the end,
without a friend,
he died alone in a gutter
in the streets of Venice.

Even if these schemes all fall to the ground,
We can change it around to suit ourselves then.
Change the deal…change what every single word even means.
We’re masterminds of selling dreams.
They were flying high,
flying higher than the world had ever seen
We’re like the Kings and Queens of New Orleans.

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from The First Noble Truth, released September 11, 2016

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