I’m About to Kill a Poet – A Song

I’m About to Kill a Poet

A song by Luis de Miranda

 

I’m about to kill a poet    Am

It won’t be a pleasant sight   F

I just feel compelled to do it   C

Cause I don’t like people who write   F

 

I’ve had enough of metaphors   C

There is so much to calculate  F

These artists are like dinosaurs   C

Not in the interest of the state   F

 

I’m about to kill a poet   Am

Because we need efficiency   F

We have to pay off our debt  C

Eradicate ambiguity   F

 

Who killed the poet?, if they ask

  Am F

Tell them it was a sign of the

 times  G Dm

It might not be an easy task   Am F

People get hurt when they chase rhymes  G Dm

 

I’m about to kill a poet C

Life shall be frozen by neglect Bb

 

We need to trust authority  Am

Forget those dreamers with their verse  F

They slow down the economy  C

Their harmony is too diverse   F

 

What do I gain from hidden beauty?  C

Where is the value in a phrase? F

Why can’t they just perform their duty C

Instead of their confusing haze?  F

 

I’m about to hire a poet  Am

To sell my brand in a nice way  F

Then to make sure she doesn’t blow it  C

I’ll tell her what she needs to say  F

 

I’m about to kill a poet C

Life shall be frozen by neglect Bb

 

Who killed the poet?, if they ask

  Am F

Tell them it was a sign of the

 times  G Dm

It might not be an easy task   Am F

People get hurt when they chase rhymes  G Dm

 

(Listen to Luis de Miranda perform his song here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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