hearts behind chainmail in a twenty-first century parade
we've adopted the old methods
again
again
swords and shields
damsels and their (k)nights
shining brightly because of all the stars (the stars, the stars, they do glow)

he's down on one knee spilling sonnets he made
we've accepted the old habits
again
again
courting and castles
mistress and her noble(man)
walking lightly because of all the roses (the roses, the roses, they will bleed)

she's up in the tower crying crystals from jade
we've embraced the old guises
again
again
dragons and faeries
princess and her (nasty)suitors
questioning rightly because of all the rules (the rules, the rules, they can bend)