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Greater Than The Sum

I went looking for companionship
Her royalty thought I should beg
Would it cost me an eternal soul
Or just an arm and a leg?
This one has a heart of gold
On that you can depend
I just don't know how much it is
I think I wanna spend

The most beautiful of minds sometimes
Are kingdoms for the bats
The prettiest of trees sometimes
Just smuggle lines for rats
The tastiest of kisses
Just poison in the wine
This heart is just a jester
Playing tricks upon the mind

She says this heart is not for sale
But anything else has a price
And with a grin I thought within
You sound just like my wife

Her conscience laid to rest, she sleeps
Without regret alone
I empty out these cold mornings
In this echo of a home
There's no accounting for taste sometimes
An arm, a leg, or a heart
They say that the sum of the hole
Is greater than some of its parts

The most beautiful of minds sometimes
Are kingdoms for the bats
The prettiest of trees sometimes
Just smuggle lines for rats
The tastiest of kisses
Just poison in the wine
This heart is just a jester
Playing tricks upon the mind

She had a kingdom in her head
Kept in order by a pretty face
The prettiest of coffins
Lay these rotting bones to waste
Never knowing where we're going
We'll know when we arrive
She had the tastiest of kisses
She had the prettiest of big blue lies

The most beautiful of minds sometimes
Are kingdoms for the bats
The prettiest of trees sometimes
Just smuggle lines for rats
The tastiest of kisses
Just poison in the wine
This heart is just a jester
Playing tricks upon the mind

 © John Kennan 2-14-20
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