House Of Cards

from The Fair Story by Piet Louter

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HOUSE OF CARDS

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



In ancient times most people were so credulous, they believed any story suiting well.
They were told about an afterlife and it got them to conceive of a heaven and of a hell.
Cunning people took advantage of this silly state of mind
And just got hold upon the crowd.
They proclaimed the gospel of peace and love, but took the power all about.

But how it would come down
And all those sacred figures would fall onto the ground.
It would be rationally stripped of its hearts.
It would turn out to be an unsteady house of cards.


In later times they went on making up all sorts of things
Got people tied to their device.
By firmly underlining what it would bring; eternal life in paradise.
So self-interest changed people into a tame flock of sheep
Looking up to the herder.
Who’s watching over and keep them asleep and from looking any further.


But how it would come down
And all those sacred figures would fall onto the ground.
It would be rationally stripped of its hearts.
And just turn out to be an unsteady house of cards.


In modern times people should know better than that
And wake from their illusions.
And rather be guided by reason and fact
To come to their conclusions.
Cause now it’s coming down
And all sacred figures are falling to the ground.
Now it’s rationally stripped of the hearts,
Those once were the pillars of a groundless house of cards.

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from The Fair Story, released November 14, 2015

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Piet Louter is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands born in 1953 with songs about social isues and personal things.

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