"Kill Me. The King" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Basking briefly in this overeating indulgence of insides
But I fear he's lower than before
Though he's stronger than he looks
He's made of feathers mixed with oil and small servings
Of hands and feet

Up so high
How do they flutter so damn high?

Now begin the search that hails you home
I think I lost my means
He said with his face in the cup
Desperate times make for desperate people


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"Kill Me. The King" as written by John Baldwin Gourley

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    General CommentBasking briefly in this overeating indulgence of insides - a person using drugs to give them a good mental and body high but it only lasts for a brief amount of time

    But I fear he’s lower than before
    Though he's stronger than he looks - hes in a low point in his life but the narrator convinces himself that the person is strong enough to pull out of it on his own.

    He’s made of feathers mixed with oil and small servings
    Of hands and feet - i always got the image of Icarus when i heard these lines and since tar is close enough to oil it kind of works. he gets so high and then the tar and feathers fall apart and he falls to his death. or in this case to rock bottom.

    Up so high
    "How do they flutter so damn high?" - the person is envious of people who seem happy, wondering how they stay that happy without drugs


    Now begin the search that hails you home -he is trying to start over with his life. he is trying to look for a place where he is loved, friends, family, etc.

    "I think I lost my means."
    He said with his face in the cup
    Desperate times make for desperate people - he has burned all his bridges with freinds and family due to his drug addiction. now he is on the street begging for money (or maybe he turned to alcohol) depending on the interpretation of the cup. either one is a pretty desperate act.

    just my thoughts
    aecteron March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdef my favorite p.tm song at the moment. can't wait for the album.
    poweroffon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe same lyrics clips comprehend. though i'm sure you already knew.
    javnesson March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo I did not already know! What cd/ep/album/single is Clips Comprehend on? Is it the same song as airballoons?
    Metzepbatteryon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk, I'm gonna try and decipher a song for the first time.
    Overall, i feel it's about a wealthy person losing his success/money/status etc.

    I Think the first stanza is about him pretty much satisfying him himself,"overeating indulgences".
    and his lifestyle is slowly making him weak.
    When is said the things about feathers, i had to do some google research(lol) and i found out that feathers and oil are a bad combination, and can stop birds from flying, leaving them stuck somewhere, and eventually dieing.
    The comment about hands and feet could be that people give an arm and a leg just to please him.

    Now people begin to wonder, "how does he stay wealthy, but lives like a pig?"

    Second stanza is about him actually losing his wealth,"I think I lost my means." So i guess he returns to where ever he came from.
    The last line must mean that he started doing something desperate.

    By the way, the next song on the album is 'Tommy', the song about a preacher's son selling cocaine....Connection maybe!?!?!

    Whew, that was alot.
    Can someone please tell me if you agree or have any other ideas? I'm really into P.TM lyrics.
    Javspriteon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about drugs in a way.
    I also think the lyrics are "Up so high, why do they bother slowing down?"
    That's what I hear.
    hashleyhahaon May 03, 2009   Link

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