The parrots squawked: here come the Kings and Queens, decked out in purple, blue and green…
All hail Lord Despair
The spades’ head gonzo…
He thinks he’s the King of Kings
But he’s just the King of Craps and Risotto
And his lady love
That baleful dove…
Is the strident Queen of Pain and Panto!
Here’s the Hart of Hearts
The ashen Queen
The Lady of your heart’s desire
Don’t be fooled!
All you’ll get from this old nag
Is a pile of ashes when sets your house on fire
The brassy hag is bride to the Stag
The Stag of Hope and Glory
Well that’s too bad!
Hope’s long gone, and for this pair there’s never any glory…
Meet the Master!
The Master Blaster
A.K.A. the Diamond Disaster
And his sister-dear
The pure as mud, the fad, the dud,
The dainty Queen Nirvana
The King of Clubs sits on his throne
The Throne of Lice and Dysentery
His Lady-wife sings beside him
Deaf and mute, the Queen of Cacophony