There was a time not long ago
When a destitute man sold his wretched soul
To a greater cause- the safety of
An infant in lambskin clothes

the child born of a frabjous "Was",
And an aluminum man with Vulnerable Jaws
a heart of glass, but if you ask
It's the least of his flaws

The man's an Alchemist
A lead-to-golden mess
He takes his empty plate and
Watches all the rest
He's got no Midas touch
But he is mighty rushed
to find that golden boy,
his cure will leave you crushed

20 years fade and he's tripping on
The lying tale from a serpent tongue
A whispered kiss that might have missed
The mark scorched black and long

He's twisted metals into bought time
And warped the fabric of this fragile mind
The boy's confused by the smaragdine bruise
On our Tin Can knight Sublime

It's a secret kept like a quiet night
A guilty grip holding far too tight
He's ruffled sheets but he won't sleep
Vanished at daylight

The man's an Alchemist
A lead-to-golden mess
He takes his empty plate and
Watches all the rest
He's got no Midas touch
But he is mighty rushed
to find that golden boy, he'll
Save his life but leave him crushed

Upon his face the war's been carved
No veneer left, just his savage art
To be gazed upon by lambskins donned
In a posthumously played part

A mighty god fills a mighty tomb
While his statue reigns o'er a lesser gloom
In an orchard raised by the boy he saved
And who keeps its beds abloom

For the once-Alchemist
Full of golden regrets
He loaded up his plate and
From it fed the rest
He's got the martyr's touch
Being in such a rush
To sacrifice his life for
Lionboy he crushed

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