"Royal Pain" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
I got some sleep and I needed it
Not a lot just a little bit
Someone's always trying to keep me from it

It's a crying shame
It's a royal pain in the neck
I'm just trying to get by
With my pride a little bit intact

Ask me any question and I'll level with you
(I'm with you)
I didn't ask for anything but being with you
That's the only thing I was born to do

And they're all insane
Such a royal pain in the neck
I'm just trying to get by
With my pride a little bit intact

Another day is put to the test
Lord knows I'm doing my best
(Do your best)
Never a brother, always a guest

It's a crying shame
It's a royal pain in the neck
I'm just trying to get by
With my pride a little bit intact

And they're all insane
Such a royal pain in the neck
I'm just trying to get by
With my pride just a little bit intact



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"Royal Pain" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentThe first line is obviously a reference to I need some sleep wich appeared on Shrek 2 and this one appears on Shrek 3
    juanderfulon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, it's a tidy little tie-in back to "I Need Some Sleep" from Shrek 2.

    It's supposed to be written from the perspective of Mr. Shrek himself, finding himself as part of aristocracy, and not yet comfortable with the role and the society he's forced to keep now - "Royal Pain,.. they're all insane". "Never a brother, always a guest" - he hasn't yet found acceptance, or comfort, in this new role. And yet he does it because of his love for Fiona (i.e. Ask me any question and I"ll level with you. I didn't ask for anything but being with you. That's the only thing I was born to do). All the while yearning for the simplicity of his/their former life.

    Ties in wonderfully with the opening scenes of the movie.
    42 stepson September 21, 2007   Link

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