The Byrds Long Live the King cover

Long Live the King
by The Byrds
Lyrics


Album
Released
Mar 7, 1973
Genre
Country

Long Live the King Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The first thing that they tell you
Is that you will be king
A priest at least they tell you
And that then everything
Verse 2
Will be alright at last
You will finally be cast
Into your rightful throne
They've got it all down cold
Verse 3
Next thing that they tell you
Is not to be afraid
Think you're better than the others
Somewhat fine and brave
Verse 4
They lead astray
You could be up there all alone
A star they say
A million miles away from home
An empty space
Is that the place you wanted?
Verse 5
The last thing that they tell you about
Is they ask you "Will it hurt?"
They said,"Sell what you can, boy
Get out while the getting's good"
Verse 6
And they whisper in the evening
Now, all around town
They said, "Woo, Humpty Dumpty
The king is falling down"
Verse 7
I said,"Just like Humpty Dumpty
(All the king's horses
The king is falling down"
(And all the king's men)
Verse 8
I said, "Ooh, Humpty Dumpty now
(Could not put old Humpty Dumpty now)
The king is falling down"
(Back together again)
Verse 9
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(All the king's horses and all the king's men)
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(Could not put old Humpty Dumpty now back together again)
Verse 10
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(All the king's horses and all the king's men)
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(Could not put old Humpty Dumpty now back together again)
Verse 11
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(All the king's horses and all the king's men)
I said,"Oh, the king is falling down"
(Could not put old Humpty Dumpty now back together again)

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