Ben Taggart - Ballad Of The Mushroom Kingdom (Shadow)

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There was freedom once, in the land of the mushroom kin.
And one who dared to bring it back again!
A champion of freedom,
To the folk who need one.
A hero, who loves his mushroom friends.

A monarch's greed spells end to liberty,
When oppression reigns from sea to shining sea.
When people loose their rights,
Nothing left to do but fight!
And follow the one who sets them free.

Along comes Bowser, man of the people,
A dragon who fights for Liberty!
Along comes Bowser, fighting for the people,
Rejoice, all ye mushrooms and be free!

Now Bowser had what he felt was a cunning plan,
And he went to recruit throughout the land.
The Goombas heard his cry,
And the Koopas said they'd try
To raise freedom's banner 'gainst the Man.

So they snatched that tyrant princess from her throne,
And told her to leave the 'shrooms alone.
But that princess had her pride,
And she forced him to hide
Her deep in a castle made of stone.

Along comes Bowser, man of the people,
A dragon who fights for Liberty!
Along comes Bowser, fighting for the people,
Rejoice, all ye mushrooms and be free!

But that princess had foul minions at her beck and call.
And the plumber named Mario was worst of all.
With no care for mushroom life,
He sowed pain and strife,
Goombas and Koopas feared for their lives, one and all.

Now Bowser knew well the plumber's wrath,
So those rebels threw blocks in his path.
Eight castles they did hold,
With seven decoy monarchs bold,
To test Mario and see how many lives he hath.

Along comes Bowser, man of the people,
A dragon who fights for Liberty!
Along comes Bowser, fighting for the people,
Rejoice, all ye mushrooms and be free!

And every time he found his way into a stony hold;
Gathering along his way his coveted coins of gold;
Consuming blooms and mushrooms that the people held so dear,
The rebels thanked him mockingly:
"Thank you, Mario! But our princess is in another castle! HA HA HA!"

Along comes Bowser, man of the people,
A dragon who fights for Liberty!
Along comes Bowser, fighting for the people,
Rejoice, all ye mushrooms and be free!

Along comes Bowser, man of the people,
A dragon who fights for Liberty!
Along comes Bowser, fighting for the people,
Rejoice, all ye mushrooms and be free!

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from Champions Vs Shadows #2: Round 2, released August 2, 2016

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