I’m A Dragon! I’m A Lion! I’m Love! I’m Fire!

by Duncan Jones

Love was a dragon, and he smashed through trees
“He’s got no wings here beneath the leaves!
Claws dig deep, not built for speed!
Let him tire in the forest, let him have the lead!”
Rather clever move by the knights this time -
They say sooner or later comes the end of the line
So he tired, turned, his turn to burn
But the light of the night saw a lesson learned
And they all know now once lived a liar
’Twas the one who said, “Fight fire with fire!”
So “Come, come lads!” and they circled in
Though to this day they won’t hunt again
The archers lit, and the lances raised
Hate raged in their eyes, and the torches blazed
But they learned that night can’t touch the wild
The king yelled, “Charge!” and the dragon smiled

Now it’s a story that the kingdom knows
It was hot that night when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone!
Say “No way! No! Not like that!
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire

Love was a lion, and he said few words
He would pass his days with the bees and birds
“Never really cared for the crown or the ring
No, not my thing, got songs to sing!”
The biggest around though, the beast was great
I guess happy and light let’s you hold more weight
In time spread word, and the word brought takers
And the takers brought guns, and the money, and the fakers
So the trackers tracked, all wanted a piece
Said, “He’s got no use for that golden fleece!”
To think him tame though was quite unwise
He had the wild in his eyes and a hunter’s surprise
They all soon learned, now want no more
When the rifles aimed the lion laughed and roared
All so obsessed with the King they’d seen
Not one of them had thought to watch out for the Queen

Now it’s a story the savanna knows
It was hot that day when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone!
Say “No way! No! Not like that!
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire!

Love was a gorilla, ropes on his hands
Everyone in the jungle said, “His good luck bands!”
Now he’s a legend, this is the tale
About the one with the smile and the strength of a whale
He was big as the mountain, black and gray
But not one for a fight, no, he played all day
The poachers came though, and Love bought time
And he made a big scene, let the others climb
And they say every mountain has its slippery slopes
When he reached for a vine he was snared by ropes
Tied to the trees, and the ropes were thick
And they pulled right back, and they tightened quick
And the poachers laughed, and they grabbed their guns
But they learned that day that they should’ve all run
His friends in the leaves say he did it with ease …
All the laughing stopped when Love snapped the trees

Now it’s a story that the jungle knows
It was hot in the mist when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone!
Say “No way! No! Not like that!
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire!

Love was a fox, so fast and bright
Was the color of the sun, but she lived for the night
Over moonlit dunes soon the trappers came
So she let ’em stay close, let ’em play their game
And they danced in the cool while the moonlight glistened
And the wind told secrets to the ones who listen
For the name of the game in the wild is respect
From the biggest of the beasts to the smallest insect
And it happened slow, but the sands were shifting
Oh there’s so much to know about the ocean drifting
When the morning came, well, their dance grew hotter
And then all of a sudden the game’s all about water
And the hot wind blew under cloudless skies
And the hot sand flew, and they shielded their eyes
And they learned in the desert that you fear the dawn
And when they all looked up the clever girl was gone

Now it’s a story that the desert knows
It was hot that morning when they all just froze
Turn and run? Yes turn and run!
You saw what happened tell everyone!
Say “No way! No! Not like that!
No you’re not gonna like when I push back!”
They should’ve known, there was music ringin’
They should’ve known, because the birds were singin’
And when the music plays we’re never tired
I’m a dragon! I’m a lion! I’m love! I’m fire!