LAMENT

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I’ve bought a lie.
I’ve bought a lie, and paid for it in gold.
I’ve bought a lie, and at such a great price was it sold.
Empty casks and treasure chests,
From a slick merchant with oiled hair.

I’ve bought a lie.
I’ve bought a lie when I knew the truth.
I’ve bought a lie so sweet it hurt my tooth.
Empty promises falsely declared,
By one whose words one should greatly fear.

I’ve bought a lie.
I’ve bought a lie so late in the day.
I’ve bought a lie, and soon they shall shut the gates.
Oh such great folly, what must I do?
To rid myself of it, lest I am doomed!

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