That's the Way it Goes

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Vladimir:
Oh, once there was a king

All:
An old sad king

Sterotypies:
I lost my wife and infant son at sea some years ago

All:
That's twenty years and ten

Vladimir:
You ought to wed again

Stereotypies:
I did, but she died, too
A shipwreck! Who knew

All:
And that's the way it goes when you 're the potentate of grief

Stereotypies:
I'm old and I am sad beyond belief

Vladimir:
And now introducing
Wife number three
The only one who hasn't yet
Died at sea

All:
It's exotic Queen Stasia
From far off Eurasia

Vladimir:
My dear, give us your two-line ID

Stasia:
The king is twice my age
Ever since weve been engaged
Ive been profoundly bored
If I got on a ship
He would absolutely flip
But otherwise I'm pretty much ignored

All:
And that's the way it goes
When you 're exotic and forlorn

Stasia:
When I get in the mood hed rather mourn

Vladimir:
Oh once there was a fop

Stasia:
You 're handsome!

Osric:
Oh, stop!
My looks belie the wicked mind
Beneath this perfect hair
For when I was but two
The Kings men slew
My parents and my kin as well
But soon we shall be square

All:
And that's the way it goes
Inside his handsome wicked head

Osric:
I'll never really rest until he's dead

Vladimir:
Now by his second wife
The king had a daughter
Young Twylla was in school
The day her mom went underwater

Twylla:
I became a nun because of my left hand
Look at this, the thumb is the only finger left and

All:
And that's the way it goes when you 're a royal amputee

Twylla:
This all will be explained, I guarantee

All:
And that's the way it goes

Stereotypies:
When you 're a melancholy lord

All:
That's the way it goes

Stasia:
When you 're a trophy wife whos bored

All:
That's the way it goes

Osric:
When you 're a gorgeous orphaned son

All:
That's the way it goes

Twylla:
When you 're a six-fingered nun

All:
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
That's the way it goes
And that's the way it goes


Dea Boster - vocals
Jon Greenlee - Vladimir, drums, bass, electric guitar
Thellea Leveque - Twylla, piano
Lauren London - Stasia Josh Siegel - Osric
Darin Zahuranec - trumpet

Copyright 2004 - Zach London

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