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The Enemy Within is the fifth song of the first act of the musical, Alan Menken & Tim Rice's King David and the third song of the first act of the cast album.

Lyrics

Saul:
The terrors of the field
The horrors of the battle
The ruthless and the bloody sword
All these I can allow
They almost seem like friends
And death a gentle rattle
The enemy within
Is all I'm fighting now

The father's last good-bye
The lover's first deception
The child who loses innocence
The hungry mouths dismissed
All these we learn to give
A casual reception
The enemy within
Is harder to resist

No form, no shape, no light
The enemy is hidden
I have no will to fight
Yet surrender is forbidden
The dogs are on the run
Their venom ever nearer
And every moment clearer
That there will be done

My crime is unexplained
So cannot be defended
The judge and executioner
Close in upon the throne
There are no outward signs
The majesty is ended
The enemy within
Has come to claim his own

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