"Year Of The Knife" as written by Nicky Holland and Roland Orzabal....
Hallelujah, the king is dead. He said
"Love was the knife "
And now he'll dream some magic queen might try and save his life
They say his famous final words
Came from the heart of the man
He made his bed on love denied
He played Jeckyll and Hyde till the day he died
Too late for the young gun
To lead a simple life
Too late for the young gun
This is the year of the knife
See the mountains crumble
Feel the fire go cold
Summer will turn to winter
Love will turn to stone
They say his famous final words
Came from the heart of man
I made his bed on love denied
Now I ain't gonna sleep tonight
Too late for the young gun
To lead a simple life
Too late for the young gun
This is the year of the knife



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"Year of the Knife" as written by Roland Orzabal Nicky Holland

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    General Commentthis song shows how someone is too far in to a mess to ever have a life of there own. never make decisions when angry.
    petyon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti honestly don't care what this song is about because it is so climatic. but if i had to guess, i would say it is about a two faced back stabber. u will never get ahead if u make everyone your enemy in one way or another.
    border142on April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about moments in your life when everything is turned upside down and it all seems a life to death struggle, although it's not. And how rejection can stab you in the back.

    Beautiful song, every time I hear it I imagine myself in a staduim, being part of the experience
    OldSkoolon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's very shakespear-ian and reminds me soo much of MacBeth.
    kraken890on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about Rolands father and Roland is the young gun.
    gipsy80907on June 23, 2009   Link

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