Emerson, Lake & Palmer:Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 1

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“Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 1”
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Albums: Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends... Ladies and Gentlemen (1974)

Cold and misty morning, I heard a warning borne in the air
About an age of power where no one had an hour to spare
Where the seeds have withered, silent children shivered in the cold
Now their faces captured in the lenses of the jackals for gold
I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there

Suffering in silence, they've all been betrayed
They hurt them and they beat them in a terrible way
Praying for survival at the end of the day
There is no compassion for those who stay
I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there

There must be someone who can set them free
To take their sorrow from this odyssey
To help the helpless and the refugee
To protect what's left of humanity
Can't you see?
Can't you see?
Can't you see?
I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there

To heal their sorrow
To beg and borrow
Fight tomorrow

Step inside, hello
We've the most amazing show
You'll enjoy it all, we know
Step inside, step inside

We've got thrills and shocks
Supersonic fighting cocks
Leave your hammers at the box
Come inside, come inside

Roll up
Roll up
Roll up
See the show

Left behind the bars
Rows of bishops' heads in jars
And a bomb inside a car
Spectacular, spectacular

If you follow me
There's a speciality
Some tears for you to see
Misery, misery

Roll up
Roll up
Roll up
See the show

Next up on the bill
In our house of vaudeville
We've a stripper in a till
What a thrill, what a thrill

Not content with that
With our hands behind our backs
Pull Jesus from a hat
Get into that, get into that

Roll up
Roll up
Roll up
See the show