my name, you say, is not on the list.
no reservation’s been made?
foreseeing the gates slung open,
admission, i thought, had been paid
turn me away from this fiery blaze?
are you sure what you’re saying is true?
i’ve had no doubts for all these years
assured of a place on your queue
when he threw me down he whispered to me
“you’re less than the average man”
give in to your fate, be quiet you fool
submit to my abject plan”
“you came from hell and return, you will
when your usefulness is complete”
“so live out your life in silence
when speaking of me, be discreet”
I tremble to think i’ve been duped all my life
believing my life has been spent
without regard for my glorious side
because of his evil intent
but there’s hope, i find, in now knowing
that my character is not set
by another man’s words no matter how strong
his opinion’s no longer a threat
I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!