Once I was the king of the fools
And they'd buy me drinks and egg me on
But I escaped while they were asleep
'Cause I knew they'd soon turn on me
So wake up the horses and clowns
'Cause the circus is leaving this town
So lets rack up my tab and shoot me some pool
And say goodbye to the king of the fools
Say goodbye to the king of the fools

Once I lived in a town full of friends
Asleep at the wheel and I'd always win,
But my head was full of bourbon and bull
And I was the biggest fool of all

So wake up the horses and clowns
'Cause the circus is leaving this town
So fire the band and pull up a stool
And drink to the king of the fools
Ya, and drink with the king of the fools

Oh how they'd keep me 'round
With good wine and food
'Til I was sickened by the things that I'd do
But this ship is sinking and there's nothing to do
So grab on to someone and swim like a fool
Once I was the king of the fools
Jumping through hoops trying to show the world

So break out the pitchforks and hounds
And we'll run him right out of this town
So you build the fire and I'll bring the fuel
And we'll burn that king of the fools

But here I go, off I go, down I go again


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King Of Fools song meanings
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