The Stone Coyotes

The Palace of the King

The Stone Coyotes
The Stone Coyotes


Oh you should have been there

All quiet and serene

I wish you could have seen it

The courtyard of the queen

There were turrets up above

And corridors below

And all her garden flowers

Grew in even, ordered rows


And they talked about it

These and other things

As they stood outside

The palace of the king


Those who still remember

Say that not be outdone

All her jewels shone light

Rivals to the sun

And the king walked in majesty

They wrote it down in song

But they had to avert their eyes

They couldn’t look at him too long


But there was discontent

There was trouble threatening

But word never reached

The palace of the king

They chanted in one voice

Hands curled around the door

They said, “We’ve waited and we’ve waited

But we will wait no more”

And they stormed all the walls down

Overturned everything

They shouted in one voice

“The king is dead – Long live the king!”