Charles didn't heed the Puritans He was God's appointed, Anointed and empowered. He tumbled from above, Down through the law, Lost his head.
Nicholas was placed in the basement crypt, A cult-like condemnation; So they stood him against the wall, He listed to his Monk, His reasoning debunked, So they shot the anointed one On his golden throne.
Benito was above the law, High on meat hooks. Could we dare to look?
If you were lucky, If you were tied to a stake, And the ******* ignited, Someone dear would tie a bag Of gunpowder around your neck. Why let the crows pick out his eyes, Make golden nests from his hair. End the torture. Pull the life-line. Sever the head from the body politic. It is the righteous thing to do; It is the civil thing to do In pensive state. Rise up from your ashes. It is the kindest cut of all.