Catalyst

six wisemen climbed a hill from which they never came back down
& you were born to follow, by the sword or by the crown
I will go along beside you when you stand before the stone
but the change is yours to make just as the choice is yours alone

five senses will deceive you, let your spirit be your guide
they’ll thwart you & besiege you, so beset from every side
I have felt the hopes that wither if you leave your task undone
where so many failed before you must become our only one

four seasons you can wait outside the wall inside your head
the oaths that you have sworn will still persist as you play dead
I can trace your fading footsteps, I can shield you from the snow
but I cannot do this for you nor reveal all that I know

three times you may fall down, sink lower than you’ve been before
fight incremental battles in your incidental war
I have seen you weigh your options, I have seen you choose the grave
& my heart breaks for the dying of the self you could not save

two children walked together through both joy & misery
when nobody was looking they grew into you & me
how I wish we could forswear this, had we world enough & time
though to keep you from your path is to no longer call you mine

one prophet for each era with one chance to set it right
I risk you & I use you for you’re precious in my sight
I’ll give more than I can offer, I will catch you when you fall
for to save this place & time is to be Changer of it all

no wise men climb a hill knowing they’ll never come back down
but you were born to do so, by the sword or by the crown
for to set us on a new course only you can be my tool
though the faith in you I cling to makes me evermore your Fool

six wisemen climbed a hill from which they never came back down
& you were born to follow, by the sword or by the crown
I will go along beside you when you stand before the stone
but the change is yours to make just as the choice is yours alone

six five four three two one

Part 1: Why the Fool does what he does.

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