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There Once Was A Bakery

- Karl Berg
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Lyrics : There Once Was A Bakery
There once was a bakery in a far away town
On a cobble-stone road that ran up, and ran down
It had a small little store front, as plain as could be
With a sign that read simply “all samples are free”
 
As long as one could remember it had always been there
Up, just round the corner, half a block from the square. 
And over the years it had garnered much fame
For it seemed that it’s wares healed the blind and the lame
 
By the thousands they came from miles around
To sample the fare, that had gained such renown
And all who tasted of the bakery’s fare
Went home restored, healed, free from despair
 
Now you’d think such a place would make everyone glad
But it wasn’t the case, it made some quite mad
The other bakeries were jealous, they wanted the fame
So they decided to go to the king and complain
 
They crafted a story, and conspired to tell
How the bakery used witchcraft, sorcery and spells
To dupe all the people and make them believe
Their products could heal and set people free.
 
They accused, and accused, they tried everything
They said that the bakery didn’t worship king
That it preached rebellion, calling all who would come
To enter the Kingdom of the Baker’s own Son.
 
Enraged then the king sent his men to the town
To kill all the workers, and burn the place down
But when they arrived they just stared at the scene   
Of an empty lot where the bakery had been.
 
Years later a minstrel came to their town
Singing songs of a bakery, it’s fame and renown 
He sang how the baking could heal and restore
And the people then knew it had been there before.
 
When the minstrel stopped singing, there wasn’t a sound
Except the soft muffled sobs, from the people around 
For all who had heard the songs he had sung
Knew then that God’s Kingdom and the bakery were one.
 
There once was a bakery in a far away town
On a cobble-stone road that ran, and ran down
It had a small little store front, as plain as could be
With a sign that read simply “all samples are free.
 
Written by Karl Berg © 2014