The Keeper
written by Gary Marks © 1978 Arewea Co. ASCAP

What possesses one to be the keeper of someone's soul
Is it a victory is symbols over everything that's beyond control?
Behind the lines of their faces are fleeting wars and endless roads.

There are many people who believe a man who kills should be killed in turn.
The rope is pulled by the keeper. Believers breathe easier as the ashes burn.
But if they really believed what they felt they'd also have to kill the keeper himself.

When all the strong ones wash away of their tears of shame
and walk away from the fears that have turned to hate
maybe the truth will help us in the end to teach reform instead of breeding revenge.

Beware of the keeper.
Don't take your eyes off the keeper, no.
Don't take your eyes off your keepers.