"King Kong" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
I'm King Kong and I'm ten feet long,
Got a big six gun and everybody is scared.
I'm King Kong, got a hydrogen bomb,
I can blow up your houses so you better beware.

Everybody wants power,
Everybody wants fame.
Everybody wants money.
La-la-la-la-la, King Kong.
La-la-la-la-la,
Little man's weak and big man's strong,
Everyone wants to be King Kong, oh yeah.

I'm King Kong, I got so much money,
I can buy anybody who gets in my path.
I'm King Kong, and I'm big and strong,
I can blow up your houses so you better beware.

Everybody wants power,
Everybody wants fame.
Everybody wants money.
La-la-la-la-la, King Kong.
La-la-la-la-la,
Little man's weak and big man's strong,
Everyone wants to be King Kong, oh yeah.

I'm King Kong and I'm ten feet long,
Got a big six gun and everybody is scared.
I'm King Kong, got a hydrogen bomb,
I can blow up your houses so you better beware.

Everybody wants power,
Everybody wants fame.
Everybody wants money.
La-la-la-la-la, King Kong.
La-la-la-la-la,
Little man's weak and big man's strong,
Everyone wants to be King Kong, oh yeah.


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"King Kong" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentI've wondered if this wasn't poking fun at America, whence the King Kong film came, and which does seem to have a reputation for money, guns, and nuclear capabilities (i.e., "hydrogen bomb"). I always liked the song...shame it was relegated to a B-side.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRay's voice sounds so much like Marc Bolan would a few years later.
    fairfieldparlouron January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyric is "little man's weak AS big man's strong". This gives the song a very insightful message...the little man is as weak as the big man is strong...BY COMPARISON. In other words, the stonger the big man gets the weaker the little man becomes. Thus, the little man is also motivated to become King Kong. Davies is explaining the arms race...why small countries are desperately trying to get nuclear arms and big countries are trying to keep them from doing so. Since "everbody wants power" the race will just continue...it's human nature to strive for power, wether you are currently big or small.
    heritageboyon April 21, 2012   Link

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