Guy Fawkes Day

from by Paul Melancon

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I could sit and stare at you for hours
plotting desperately for some way to bring you around
acting actively seditious if I were found
A little like a bomber inside Parliament
planting wishes in the basement underground
lost and dated in a top hat and trenchcoat, now
always fated to be there when the gate comes down

That fire is me
That effigy
It shows you take what you can get
and hope the suckers take the blame
and I can see
that you would agree
by the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here
on Guy Fawkes Day

I know every inch of you, it’s tragic
I’ve walked the distance from your lips to that uncrossed line
mapping out all of the reasons you should be mine
A little like a rifleman behind the fence
no one knowing it’s my bullet that takes you down
a quick re-program as they’re rushing me out of town
no way to prove that it was me when the hit comes down

That fire is me
That effigy
It shows you take what you can get
and hope the suckers take the blame
and I can see
that you would agree
by the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here
on Guy Fawkes Day

Do you remember November?
Gunpowder, treason and plot?
I know of no reason why
I should ever be forgot

I am just a bomber inside Parliament
laying gunpowder and throwing the matches high
I know it’s treason but I’ll never apologize
plotting one more time to bring your breached walls down

That fire is me
That effigy
See the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here
on Guy Fawkes Day
See the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here
on Guy Fawkes Day
I’m all alone so blame it only on me
Guy Fawkes Day

(©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)

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from Slumberland, released March 28, 2000

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