The Story Says: Steal the Magic Jewels

Music: Fugue in G# Minor.
By Dmitri Shostakovich.
Sequenced for jazz ensemble by
J. Marques.

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The story says: Steal the magic jewels,
Wed the princess, live happily ever after.
Eventually, you must risk death to gain life.
Now you and I both know the jewels are fake,
The princess is a bitch, and heroes fools.
Yet what's life without something worth dying for?

So look around in four or five dimensions:
Everything's a fit field for laughter.
Vision requires a powerful close-up lens:
Eventually, you must risk falsehood to gain truth.
Nothing will be equal to the chances you take.

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