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last orders - done

After quite a few rewrites, shifting and swapping lines I am happy with the result - for the moment...

the punk shouts out obscenities
the fool acts as lord mayor
the soldiers killed all enemies
the priest forgets his prayer

the storyteller tells a myth
the wise man's lost his mind
the friends we shared our whole life with
are leaving us behind

the bell is rung: "last orders, please"
we start feeling ill at ease
all at once the people freeze
the saying goes "last orders, please"

dudes run 'round the chicken yard
rattling at the fence
business men stare at their cards
trying to make sense

the bell is rung: "last orders, please"
we start feeling ill at ease
all at once the people freeze
the saying goes "last orders, please"

we had our song, we had our dance
we had our pomp and circumstance
but looking back it all looks black
when was it that we lost our track?

the bell is rung: "last orders, please"
we start feeling ill at ease
all at once the people freeze
the saying goes "last orders, please"