Wiseman #1: We've got some
news, good King Darius
We fear your position is precarious
There are some people here in Babylon who won't give
you your due
They'd rather bow to other men
King Darius: Can this be so?
Scallion #2: 'Tis true.
King Darius: Oh, dear.
Wiseman #1: We've brought a soloution of our own design
If you'll just sign this paper on the dotted line.
It's an edict stating most concicely what we're all to do
We must bow our heads and bend our knees before
no one but you.
King Darius: I see. Just one more time, now, let's see
If I've got this straight.
A law to prove once and for all that I am great.
If I'm the king no one should doubt my full supremacy
So from this day forth my citizens will only pray to me.
Yes! But what if they don't?
Wiseman 1: If they don't obey, any citizen
will be thrown into the lions' den.
King Darius: Oh! Yes. Well, I guess that would do it!
Alright, then. Good work, men. Tah tah!
Narrator: So the law was passed, the deed was done
Daniel's troubles had just begun.