pharao story lyrics – joseph

(narrator)
pharaoh, he was
a powerful man
with the ancient world
in the palm of his hand
to all intents and purposes he
was egypt with a capital e
whatever he did
he was showered with praise
if he cracked a joke
then you chortled for days
no one had rights or a
vote but the king
in fact you might say
he was fairly right-wing

when pharaoh’s around,
then you get down on the ground
if you ever find yourself near ramses
get town on your knees

(female ensemble & children)
a pharaoh’s story
a pharaoh’s story
a pharaoh’s story
a pharaoh’s story

(narrator)
down at the other
end of the scale
joseph is still
doing time in jail
for even though he is
in with the guards
a lifetime in prison
seems quite on the cards
but if my *n*lysis of
the position is right
at the end of the tunnel
there’s a glimmer of light
for all of a sudden
indescribable things
have shattered the sleep
of both peasants and kings

strange as it seems
there’s been a run of crazy dreams
and a man who can interpret
could go far
could become a star

(female ensemble & children)
could be famous
could be a big success
could be famous
could be a big success

(narrator)
strange as it seems
there’s been a run of crazy dreams
and a man who can interpret
could go far
could become a star

(narrator & ensemble)
could be famous
could be a big success
could be famous
could be a big success

strange as it seems
there’s been a run of crazy dreams
and a man who can interpret
could go far
could become a star

ah
could become a star
could be famous
could be a big success
could be famous
could be a star

/ joseph lyrics