"Prince Of Spades" as written by and Chad Stokes Urmston Bradley Joseph Corrigan....
Coming back
Coming home
The queen of love enters the room
Silence ensues
To the king:
"What have you done to my life?
Did you take me for a fool or for a wife?"

And the king is in his court
Counting all his diamonds
One by one they do fall

Says the queen:
"Our pride, the prince of spades, is coming home.
It'd be nice if you could find some time alone,
After all he's in line for the throne"

And the king is in his court
Counting all his diamonds
One by one they do fall

"So now just get up off you ass and
Leave all your treasures behind
Your son is coming home with you to spend time
Show him how a good king should be
And don't ever forget the day
When you turned back on him and me
Still I stayed."

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"Prince of Spades" as written by Chad Stokes Urmston Bradley Joseph Corrigan

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    General CommentI really like this song-- I didn't really get it at first (I still don't know if I get it) I think what it's about is a husband (the King) who's preoccupied with his money and wealth (the diamonds). He ignores his wife and his son. In the end she tell him to "get up off [his] ass" and pretend to be a father to his son.. The last two lines are the best.
    "You turned your back on him and me,
    Still I stay "
    even though he "abandoned" his wife and kid, she remains loyal and by his side.
    anna118kon February 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't have pegged it better =)
    v@camanon April 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. hands down. People need to learn to appreciate more of Dispatch's music than just "The General" even though it is a great song. i havent come across one bad song by them yet.
    SpecialKon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome
    Rosiega1218on May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just great. The first time I heard it when I was listening to Gut The Van, I was just like, wow, amazing. This is probably my favorite of Dispatch's mellow songs. I love the Gut The Van version, the drums are a great addition to the song.
    chrono116on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites too anna118k pretty much said everything i would have, but i absoluptly love the music just as much as the lyrics, its amazing
    skibunnie127on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with chrono116....the version on Gut The Van is amazing, I listen to it at least twice a day.....great song
    Joeyjbson June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song for the first time when I bought the live CD set "Gut the Van". Ever since I listened to it the first time I have been listening to it non-stop. I can't go a day without playing this song while driving to school or home from school.
    antifox64on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with anna, but have some things to add. The song sounds alot like Harry Chapin's "cats in the cradel". Adding to how the father was to occupied with his money, and that he hasn't spent anytime with his son (The prince of spades is comin' home.
    Be nice if you could find some time alone. ) But it differs from "Cats in the Cradel" by how the mother and son were abandoned. Still this make a fine song. I liked it
    ErickHC03on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the guitar intro kicks ass. I think everyone has inturpreted it pretty good except i think that the queen is more sending a message to him then bitching at him. She says "After all, he's in line for the throne" and then at the end she tell him "And don't ever foget the day, You turned your back on him and me,
    Still I stay." She doesnt say " still we stay" I dunno just think about it. It kinda sounds like a warning to me.
    tremonkeyon August 10, 2002   Link

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