"King" as written by and Arto/scherer Lindsay....
If I was listening
And knew I shouldn't be
Made all the threats again
The pain is deafening

The jury couldn't win
And put the verdict in
Like many times before
They closed the coffin door

Leave it all if you had it before
Turn it out if you wanted it more

If it was all wrong the first time
It's the last time
If I was born unbelieving
Unbelieving

He tried to be defined
And all the children whined
It killed the last of them
The King would fall again

Leave it all if you had it before
Turn it out if you wanted it more

If it was all wrong the first time
It's the last time
If I was born unbelieving
Unbelieving


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"King" as written by Ali Campbell James Brown

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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about how society today just closes "the coffin door" on issues that are important and probably shouldn't be ignored. "The King would fall again" symbolizes how whenever there is someone who wants to make a stand he/she would always be put down and ridiculed.
    Souron February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song, even without a message. One lyric correction, s/b "if I was born a believer, unbelieving."

    My thought is that it could be about MLK, Jr. or Jesus, JFK (King of Camelot), etc. "The jury couldn't win" means that even convicting the assassin doesn't make things whole, and there is nothing left but to "close the coffin door."

    "A believer, unbelieving" describes my own feeling when Acquino was assassinated in the Phillipines stepping of a plane in 1983, Sadat in Egypt as he watched a parade in 1981, Bhutto was assassinated, just last year. Many more attempts, those were just the successful ones. I couldn't believe it when all those happened, it was shocking to me ("unbelieving").

    I also like Sour's take, that the song is about issues as "King" personified by an individual that would "fall again." Totally makes sense. Anyway, great band and great song.
    JayCeezyon September 23, 2008   Link

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