"King of Contradiction" as written by and Deryck Jason Whibley....
I've dethroned the king of contradiction
Or were you just a jester all along, a simple pawn?
Don't you know you can't count your tears like your money
Running down the drain

[Chorus:]
You don't need to pray for me 'cause I'm not the one to blame
I can't wait to see you going down in flames
How could it be - no, not what we became
You lost the human race?

I hope you burn like a cigarette in ashes
Your head comes down and crashes
Your throat pours blood from slashes
And I hope you never forget like a tattoo of regret this time, this time

[Chorus]

Now you're replaced now
Nice to know you
Now your time is up so

Just drop dead


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"King of Contradiction" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

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  • +1
    General Commentor it could be about the bush administration
    martigrason August 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnu-freak this song wasnt written by deryck. its a masterpiece by stevo.
    xstillsearchingxon September 21, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love,

    You're replaced now
    Was nice to know you
    Now your time is up so
    Just drop dead

    I'm not really sure about this song, maybe he's saying that he had a friend or something that isn't in his life anymore? And that he doesn't exactly wish the best for this person.
    __182__on July 31, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI expect he's putting another take on the song 'so long, goodbye' (also on this new album), which is generally accepted to be about Dave baksch, until very previously a member of sum 41, who decided to leave as he did not like the musical direction sum41 was taking (among other reasons). Whilst so long goodbye seems to be reasonably positive, and saying 'I understand you had to move on', it appears Mr. Whibley is letting out the other side of his feelings in this song. In this song he seems to wish Dave the worst, rather than the best. He seems to wish that Dave feels regret as to throwing away what was a very good chance to maintain relative fame and fortune, and for his own solo project (the brown brigade) to be a failure, as to show that it was either deryck or the sums as a group that had the talent, rather than Dave individually. I could probably ramble for a while about all the little meanings, but I won't, so feel happy!
    nu-freakon August 10, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentseems more like its about dave.
    TomDeLongeon January 30, 2008   Link

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