Steely Dan King of the World cover

King of the World
by Steely Dan
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Jan 1, 1993
Genre
Rock

King of the World Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Hello one and all
Was it you I used to know
Can't you hear me call
On this old ham radio
All I got to say
I'm alive and feeling fine
If you come my way
You can share my poison wine
Verse 0
[Chorus]
No marigolds in the promised land
There's a hole in the ground
Where they used to grow
Any man left on the Rio Grande
Is the king of the world
As far as I know
Verse 2
I don't want your bread
I don't need your helping hand
I can't be no savage
I can't be no highwayman
Show me where you are
You and I will spend this day
Driving in my car
Through the ruins of Santa Fe
Verse 3
[Chorus]
Verse 4
I'm reading last year's papers
Although I don't know why
Assassins cons and rapers
Might as well die
Verse 5
If you come around
No more pain and no regrets
Watch the sun go brown
Smoking cobalt cigarettes
There's no need to hide
Taking things the easy way
If I stay inside
I might live til Saturday
Verse 6
[Chorus]

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