A song to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (not!)

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Here’s a song to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (not!)

Only one King
(Written in 1993)

In the grand old city of Jerusalem,
In the time of the ancient of days,
To the prophet Samuel the people came
With words of complaint, not praise.
It wasn’t a prophet they were looking for
Or any such sensible thing:
Why can’t you give us what the other tribes have?
Why can’t you give us a king?

He said: There’s only one King in my life
And he reigns in heaven and earth,
For an earthly king will rob and oppress you
And that’s all a king is worth
To the good Lord everyone’s special,
All equal before his throne,
So come with the people joined under the steeple
And each one is claiming a crown.

But he gave them a king to rule over them
And all of his warnings came true,
And Saul and David soon overcame
The rights that belonged to each Jew.
The people were sold into slavery
And the emperor ruled them from Rome
And it took a heavenly King’s bravery
To bring all the wanderers home.
 

There’s only one King in my life
And he reigns in heaven and earth,
For an earthly king will rob and oppress you
And that’s all a king is worth
To the good Lord everyone’s special,
All equal before his throne,
So come with the people joined under the steeple
And each one is claiming a crown.

 
Now your kings and your queens are vanity
And your lords and your pop stars too.
I’d have to be losing my sanity
If I bowed down and worshiped you.
That’s why I’m a red republican
As I stand at the foot of the cross,
Because I worship the lovely man:
The only one I call boss.

There’s only one King in my life
And he reigns in heaven and earth,
For an earthly king will rob and oppress you
And that’s all a king is worth
To the good Lord everyone’s special,
All equal before his throne,
So come with the people joined under the steeple
And each one is claiming a crown.

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