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A Little bit of gloss

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A Little bit of gloss


With a little bit of gloss 
They are gods to those
Fooled by the pronunciation of a word
Or expensive clothes fit for a social king

How fickle are we 
When a man's worth is akin to his accent 
And the vintage he drinks 

The outside 
That covering that hides so much 
Outshines the dull overlooked innards 
Praise to the man that can hide 
Himself so well as to not be found 
To be a snake in sheep clothing

Money they say can buy anything
Those that feign over the king of the hill
Are fooled by the flashing of the trappings of wealth 

All that glitters can on occasion be less
Than intrinsically gold 
To be duped is what our society wants 
The man who can sing a tune that the foolish love 
Will have washed himself of all his sins
The praise of his minions his baptism 
No harm can be done by him

Cracks in this gloss are evident 
The glamour of the moment 
Enough to blind 
We see what we wish to see 
Hear what we wish 
The better to digest all this flam 
If it is sugared 

Those loyal will almost never leave 
Or believe that the hype is not real 
Praise be to the king of the social hill
Whoever he at the moment may be 

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