"Kingmaker" as written by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson....
Generation of the dark watch their lives decay
Persecuting their 'own kind', there's nothing you can say
Don't ask anyone for help, they won't know what to do
If you try, if you don't die, you'll end up black and blue

Epidemic of addiction, worshipping the pill
Drown them all with alcohol, anything for thrills
Precious life goes up in smoke, going nowhere fast
The world is running rampant and you know that this can't last

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don't ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can't deny I want to be the King!
Kingmaker!

Searching for an answer, but you see you're all alone
Mom and Daddy's lights are on but nobody's home
They glorify their tortured life; they talk of days like this
Sentencing their children, when they need to eat a fist

Narcotics have enslaved them; now it's coming after you
Pearls of wisdom hit the floor, there's nothing you can do
Out of control, you sell your soul, so blind, you couldn't see
Ten feet tall, it made you crawl; it's better you than me

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don't ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can't deny I want to be the King!
Kingmaker!

I want everything that makes me feel alright
That feels alive, don't ask me why
I want everything, right before my eyes
I can't deny I want to be the King!
It makes me feel alive, I want everything
It makes me feel alright, I want everything
The things I can't deny, I want everything
I want to be the King!


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"Kingmaker" as written by David Mustaine David Ellefson

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    General CommentA kingmaker is someone who is influential in determining who will be a choice for political leader, the power behind the power, but it doesn't sound like the song is talking about that. The song paints a picture of corruption, apathy, and degradation. It sounds like "I want to be the king, kingmaker" means the person wants to feel powerful and be able to get what he wants and make things happen. The lyrics sound like a critique of the state of things and single-minded materialism and hedonism.
    nutshell02on August 23, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about drugs.
    evan116815on July 30, 2016   Link

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