The man from Salamanca

When first you pulled my leg
I figured you were kidding
but you were bidding high enough
for confusion

Now, when looking back
I’d rather not
With what I got
No thanks for the intrusion

It’s a fatal flaw to focus on the yay
There is always better learning from the nay

You could keep this up
for quite a while I guess
cut the corner, skip the breath
embrace the meaningless

I won’t godwin to your face
but you’re preceded
by the same kind of warning
left unheeded

It’s a fatal flaw to focus on the yay
There is always better learning from the nay

I was not warning me, I gambled you would see
now you haven’t it becomes all the same to me
when you group the troop around you in this way
you’ve picked the tomb in which you’ll stay
be a park above your head
not a child will worry when you’re dead
no book you write will ever be reread

It’s a fatal flaw to focus on the yay
There is always better learning from the nay

I could pick this up and
file it in a folder
trouble is that trouble is
in the eye of the beholder

I behold and I am told my eye is right
I’m poor and lonesome, but ahead lies starry night

(solo)

No starlight for the man from Salamanca
No stars for the man from Salamanca
No stars
No stars