Ahahum, Ahahum

Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be the reason why I'm free in my threshole
Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be reason why I'm making examples to you

Must be, the reason, why I'm king of
Must be, the reason, why I'm king of

Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be the reason why I'm free in my threshole
Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be reason why I'm making examples to you

Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be the reason why I'm free in my threshole
Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
Must be reason why I'm making examples to you



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"King of My Castle" as written by Chris Brann

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  • +2
    General Comment:It's quite simple really. The term "Ghost in the Shell" and "Ghost in the Machine" has to do with the consciousness in relation to the body.
    Being the "King of My Castle" refers to the state of being in control of oneself. What this song is asking is for a reason why it is so that we are free to rule within the captive body; why we're free within our prison. It does pre-suppose a ghost in a shell in some form.

    Of course, the song itself is more expressionistic since it's ludicrous to pre-suppose a need for a reason why thing are as they are.
    Mountainclimberon July 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I think it helps to switch the lyrics a bit. If you think of it as "There must be A reason why I'm making examples of you" and it's the same reason "I'm king of my castle" and "why I'm freeing my trapped soul", then the very fact that she DOESN'T tell us that reason gives you the theme of the song: to ask what that reason could be.
    I agree that the lyrics are quite simple and repetitive, but I don't think that detracts from the song. Some of the best music I've ever heard had no lyrics at all, and some of the best poetry I've ever read was only a handful of lines in length. Powerful messages can come in small phrases. For example, contemplate the phrase "I am." It can be a statement, a declaration, a question, an identification, or it can lead to countless possible combinations of descriptors. All from three letters and two words.

    I think the central idea of this song is to express the loneliness that can come from certain levels of self-awareness and self-control, in terms of being able and willing to take control of, and accept responsibility for, one's life and circumstances. This woman is "King" of her castle. That's a position of power, authority, and control, and it seems an easy leap to suggest that "castle" is a euphemism for life. So this is a woman who has found freedom in taking control of her life.
    The element of loneliness comes from the line "must be a reason why I'm making examples of you." If you're making an example of someone, it's unlikely you share a deep connection to them, it's unlikely to endear you to them, and you're probably going to experience feelings of alienation and alone-ness as a result. Consider that making an example of someone isn't always a conscious, direct, or intentional event. For example, the stereotypical "smart kid" that was always ahead, and always on top, in your High School likely felt alienated and apart, but s/he probably didn't cultivate that intelligence specifically for that purpose. In simply being who they are they alter the landscape of personal interaction.

    In short, I think this is a song about realizing a sense of apart-ness, identifying why that is, and wondering why, when, and how that change occurred. Also, in spite of the slight undertone of sadness or loneliness that I get from the song, I find I'm left with an overall feeling of empowerment.

    I think the video for the song helps to clarify its meaning. It can be found on Youtube as "Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle 2009 (Official Music Video)", at the address: youtube.com/…
    ootuon March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:U did not notice that there is a "must be HE the reason" and thats makes the difference. Lyrics are still simple but not meaningless. I don't know why but i like this song. Moreover this is the only one song of that type of music (techno, dance or whatever it is) on my playlist on my PC. I prefer rock and even metal.
    Shimmyon June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The voice has something dark and sad,. that makes it a good song., the meaning is not very clear as you have only some slight changes in the lyrics. I think it is about some person who has a impact on her (the voice).
    Anyway, it made me download all the Ghost in the Shell episodes + the movie.
    Gonna watch it soon
    Jorton December 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Is it me or she actually just saying "must be THE reason why im king of my castle" which then i agree with butterfingerbeck - WHAT is the reason.. unless its just her.

    if you get me..?
    Karishmaxon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:You must see the video clip of this song to understand meaning.

    Main character is some robo-woman
    in my opinion song is about her wandering
    who is she...
    what is she doing...
    what is her purpose...
    DeerDanceon August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i thank you all for your comments especially mountainclimber, i was puzzled, now i know its about a mind versus body thing, i understand what she means, the droid, going 2 watch the vid now and all pieces of the puzzle will fall as 1 picture
    MsManomenon August 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's a cool song, don't let the repetitive lyrics fool you.
    Pentrazemineon November 13, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General Comment:Well, it doesn't APPEAR to mean ANYTHING. It's boring, repetitive and quite literally meaningless. WHAT "must be the reason..."? "Ahum, ahum" indeed. This song is a prime example of what is wrong with huge amounts of "popular" music these days - sampled snippets of lyrics that mean nothing in the context of the song. Meaning is sacrificed to the god of Pro-Tools...
    butterfingersbeckon November 07, 2005   Link

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