POET IS KING
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Two Story Publishing (ASCAP)
From the album CRAZY LOVE (2002)

I have been given up for dead
So many times
It has the ring of truth!
Been tossed away and been cast down
As if that werenít enough
I fell in love with you
And I projected everything Iíve ever loved
Onto the merest mortal of a man
Hear in the realm of pain
Where Poet in King
The Kingís alive and well and reigning
Death donít come easy to the willing

ďThatís all there isĒ I heard her say
Looking inside my little box of rules
Never give up has been misplaced
Or gotten stolen along with the jewels
The blue one in a ring of gold beset with pearls
Was right there beside my heart worn at the sleeve
Hear in the realm of pain
Where Poet in King
The Kingís alive and well and reigning
Death donít come easy to the willing