The Epic Saga of the Donkey King [single]

by Steven Bolinger

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Originally recorded by Zelda Koznofski for her 1996 album "Show Me Your Beauteous Maiden". Recorded by Steven Bolinger in honor of her birthday.


Midas keeps the popsicle stand

He caught a bug, at his fingertips
Sold it for a quarter mil'
Ten years ago his wife had left him, took his baby girl and then some
He remained an empty man, a shell of the life he once began
Her lawyers ripped the man to shreds, on the grounds of his
Four-poster golden beds

You can hardly blame her
The man's greed had been just so
It had reached a plateau

But she's gone now, she's gone with his daughter
Once his only joy, that being a father

And now mighty Midas the former great king
Spends most of his time selling icicle strings
He had purchased the stand three summers ago
Assured by the market that the money would grow
It's the only thing left from his vast empire
His wife got the mansion now he's got the mire

He's dealing in fudgecicles, creamsicles, sno-cones and rockets
Drumsticks, ice cream sandwiches
Push-ups, Italian ices, bon-bons
On a stick, in a cone or a cup or a pint

A saving grace the lawyers left "If he wants it, it's his"
After their legal theft of his wife and his life
He deserved every cent, understand
Midas is keeping the popsicle stand

Midas keeps the popsicle stand
He's happy in the morning


released December 23, 2007
Written by Zelda Koznofski
Performed by Steven Bolinger


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Steven Bolinger San Francisco, California

Steven Bolinger
is a multi-instrumentalist and composer steeped in rock 'n' roll culture living in San Francisco, CA.

He has a penchant for The Metal™, progressive rock and electronica/dance music, and on occasion, a good melody.

He is lyrically challenged.
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