Ulterior Motive

03:36
Edwin Coutts

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He was there when we captured the enemy
He was there when I fell in the trench
He took a shot that was meant for me
We were side-by-side as we sang the final lament
So when he pulled me aside, that day
A storm of distress
And swore me to secrecy.
I had to say yes

But how was I to know his ulterior motive
Was stealing the daylight, blocking the sun
I don't even care what the message denoted
I couldn't leave you if I tried
Oh how was I to know his ulterior motive
Was taking the heavens, Giving me hell
I want you to know I didn't take any notice
I couldn't leave you if I tried

I was there when he greeted the enemy
I was there as he opened the door
There was a long exchange of pleasantries
I can safely say he won't bother us anymore
But still the ravens peck at me
The debt is unpaid.
But the royal blue of loyalty
Won't easily fade

When there are clouds
Some people see rain
All that we left behind
Won't hurt us again

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