Princess

princess, I will let you down
I know this much is true
you smile so politely
but I'm not the one for you
the only thing expected
is to stay here by your side
but even this concession
is a favor that I can't provide
for in the end these truths remain:
I'll be a pawn in no one's game
skies are blue & leaves are brown
& I will let you down

princess, I apologize
this isn't what I planned
my enemy's on my trail
& so he has forced my hand
there's more at stake in my head
than the mind that sits the throne
I came here seeking comfort
but I must continue on alone
for in the end these truths remain:
I'll be a pawn in no one's game
lips are blue & skin is brown
& I will let you down

princess, I have let you down
just like I always do
you'll stand there sweetly frozen
but I won't stand beside you
as for our daughter, tell her
that I never had a choice
& that my dreams were haunted
by the memory of her tiny voice
for in the end these truths remain:
I'll be a pawn in no one's game
eyes are blue & hair is brown
& I will let you down

princess, I will let you down
you knew this from the start
I hope I've done some good here
that I've safeguarded your heart
for now I lie before her
nowhere left for me to go
her hair so soft & lovely
& more at stake than you'll ever know
for now the way is all too clear
two must go on through far & near
so why is there this nagging fear
that I will let her down?

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