Steely Dan King of the World cover

King of the World
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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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