The Justice Saga

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lyrics

Let me tell you a story about a time from long ago.
Guns were the law and the people were on their own

The cops were bent like rubber and the judges all paid off.
Justice was as worthless as the value of life and love

The nights were getting darker and the days forever long,
Blood was on the street-signs, someone had to take action

The gods.. They abandoned this place

Let's isolate a man who never did no wrong.
Wrongly accused for killing wife and daughter and son.
They threw him in the blackest cell with windows painted on.
Three long years of torture leaked the name that did him wrong
The King.
This conjured up a fury that would build and build and build.
Breaking through the shackles on a rampage that would never yield.

He said "I am but a man who is searching for the King.
Bring him to my feet or you will feel my sting.
I'm cleaning up this town and I'll avenge my own.
Step into my way and I will tear your bloody soul.”

The priest, the judge, the jury, they were all upon his list.
Interrogated one by one. A voice inside him whispered: ”guilty"
The pocket of one brutalised revealed a torn up note
In it smudged directions to a hidden place an hour up the coast
He came upon some men, they tried to pull him limb from limb.
The cracking of thunder. All of them met their end.
"Unstoppable" they called him. Smell the fear upon the breeze.
Criminals were pleading with the man they called the King.
He burst open the door. A battle cried out from his lungs.
He picked off all the henchmen: one by twenty-one.

He screamed "I am but a man who is searching for the King.
Bring him to my feet or you will feel my sting.
I'm cleaning up this town and I'll avenge my own.
Step into my way and I will tear your bloody soul."

The bodies scattered everywhere with one arm stretching out.
Pointed at the lonely figure standing with his arms by his side.
His face began to lower and his mouth began to move,
The final words to exit were as liquid sticks to glue

He said, “Kill me if you think your pain will disappear.
Death may be what I deserve, my conscience is clear.
I found the chalk and made my mark now that's only fair."
A single shot of silence brought the end to that man there.

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from Set in Stone, released October 18, 2014

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Sam Newton Sydney, Australia

Sam Newton writes songs that dig deep into melancholy, devotion and flawed and fascinating
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