THE CHILD WITH THE BEAUTIFUL NAME

What remains of an eagle that's fallen
The roots of an oak tree now claim
To draw sap for the shade for the cattle
O'er the grave of the child with the beautiful name

The law, it's revealed, is unheeded
Embalmers call plays in the game
But the potentates are impotent
In the face of the child with the beautiful name

Grief brokers stand in the lobby
Assert no legitimate claim
O'er the soul and the mind and the body
Of the child with the beautiful Name

BREAK

The books with the numbers in Texas
Have failed that one eagle to claim
No permit was issued to bury
The child with the beautiful name

Grief brokers smoke in the lobby
Steak no legitimate claim
On the soul and the mind and the body
Of the child with the beautiful name

The sky and the prairie remind us
There are spirits we never can tame
And the windmill stands vigil at twilight
O'er the grave of the child with the beautiful name
The sky and the prairie remind us. . .ooo oooo.. .

(C) 1990 ROYAL T MUSIC