A Fool Am IGareth Edmunds
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SONG: "A Fool Am I

 

     Mundo

             (happily, jauntily)

A FOOL AM I

I CANNOT HIDE,

MY TONGUE CAN HOMICIDE.

 

A FOOL AM I,

MY JEST APPLY

TO BEINGS LOW AND HIGH.

 

OF INSULT AND BARB I AM MASTER,

NO STOCK OF INVECTIVE IS VASTER.

WITH WORDS I JAB,

WITH WORDS I STAB,

WITH WORDS I KICK ASTOR FASTER.

 

A FOOL AM I.

TO PRUDES I FLY

AND QUICK THEIR LACE UNTIE.

 

A FOOL AM I

TO SPIT IN GOD’S EYE,

OR KISS THE NAKED SKY.

 

AND FOR THIS PANACHE I INHERIT

NO DEGREE OF SOCIAL MERIT

I’M DUMB, A BUM,                        

A CRUMB, SCUM.                           

Yes! AND GLADLY DO I WEAR IT.

 

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     Mundo

          (to himself, with increasing anger)

AND HOW CAME I A FOOL?

THIS PRINCE OF RUDE MISRULE?

BY MY TONGUE! HO! THIS UGLY TOOL!

                                               

A FOOL AM I,

MY TONGUE I PLY

TO EVERY FAKE I SPY.

 

A FOOL AM I,

THE TRUTH SPEAK I,

HANG PRETENSE, SHAM AND LIE!

 

I AM THE PRICK AND BARB OF TRUTH.

BEHIND EVERY MASK I SLEUTH.

I SPOT EVERY BOTCH,

I TRACK EVERY BUNGLE,

I SNIFF EVERY CROTCH,

AND SLICE THROUGH THE JUNGLE

OF LIES!... AND SPEAK THE TRUTH!

THE RUDE AND UNCOUTH TRUTH!

THE WHOLE REVOLTING,

DARING, GLARING,

UGLY TRUTH!

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