The Whistleblower Lyrics

2013 West End
The Light Princess Musical - The Whistleblower Lyrics

Song was written by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson.

Piper:    
Because she’s a girl, because she is “light,”
You think you can deny her what’s right:
Decency, kindness, fairness, grace,
Not a trace –
She is your daughter.

King Darius:    
Daughters may be unwilling, and
Daughters kick out at the world:
When they choose the wrong thing
Then the choosing is down to the King.
One day she’ll thank me –

Piper:    
There is blood on your hands
And you know it, sir.
It’s Althea’s –
I swear on my life that he tortured her!
And though your wife’s not here
You will listen as if she were:
She’d say, “You’ve lost your right to be King”.

King Darius:    
I am King.

Piper:    
Yes, Darius, King of them all.
Thank God for him
For bringing her down.
God, what a man –
He saved the crown.
Althea’s down.
All hail the fairy-tale King.
I would never live like you.
Treason to say he’s notto be blamed?
Treason to say you crippled and maimed?
Bolted her to an iron brace,
The disgrace.
You don’t deserve children.

King Darius:
Children may be ungrateful, and
Children know naught of the world.
When they scream, “This is me!”
Then it’s time that they change, don’t you see
My father changed me –

Piper:
See him rub at his hands:
They will “ne’er be clean” –
Althea’s blood –
I swear on my life I saw things obscene!
And since his wife’s not here
Then the pauper will play the Queen
And say, you have no right to be King.

King Darius:
I am King!

Piper:
Yes, Darius, King of them all.
Thank God for him
For tearing her down.
God, what a man –
He saved the crown.
Man of renown! –

King Darius:
I am King!
King of you all!
I am King! I, I, I,
I was the child
Of Lagobel’s King,
As the King’s only child
I yearned for only one thing:
For the King to read me
A bedtime story,
One gesture of love –
One special day,
One thing to say
Family ...       

Serjeant-at-Arms:
Though our land’s in thrall to drought      
How our tears fall –

Piper:   
How our tears flow  –

Lagobellans:
Oh, the sorrow,
Oh, the woe ...

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The Whistleblower lyrics from The Light Princess the Musical