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Words & music by Nate Butler.

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PIED PIPER - words & music by Nate Butler
There's not a problem you can solve
By sitting and crying and talking to the wall
Before your city falls, I call
And there isn't a need for you to get involved
I'm looking out, I'm looking in
And I've got clout; a talent could be sin

And it couldn't be, it couldn't be taken
It couldn't be taken for granted; take my word, handle me
And I'm looking for all the clues to set you free
And you know that I'm gonna solve the mystery

'Cause you've gotta be free, yeah
Payin' bills ain't a pretty thing, but you gotta be free, yeah
Taste the earth beneath your feet, grovel in it just a little with me

Now, I've assessed this case
And I've seen it before, there is no time to waste
So let's not in haste do away with the business at hand, and I will set a rate
I'm looking out, I'm looking in
And I've got clout; a talent could be sin

And I will not be, I will not be taken
I will not be taken for granted; take my word, handle me
And I'm looking for all the clues to set you free
And you know that I'm gonna solve the mystery

'Cause you've got to be free, yeah
Payin' bills ain't a pretty thing, but you gotta be free, yeah
Taste the earth beneath your feet, grovel in it just a little with me

And I will not be, I will not be taken
I will not be taken for granted; take my word ...
As we shake, I feel the glance not in your hands
That says, you might betray
But I'm not worried, 'cause I've got plans ...

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from What Goes Around Comes Around, released August 31, 1989
Nate Butler: electric guitars, backing vocals
Darren Embry: bass guitar, backing vocals
John W. Koontz: percussion, backing vocals
Mark Ribera: lead vocal, keyboards
Stan Schaffer: drums, backing vocals

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Nate Butler Fresno, California

Nate Butler is an artist, actor, musician, and singer/songwriter from Fresno, California, USA.

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