"Queen Of Pain" as written by and Matt Skiba Derek Grant....
There's a fire forming, not too far from here
Along the east coast maybe, it resides in you, my dear
Worn out on our courtesy, we've made our curtain calls
Like vampire bats deprived of blood, into the New York city that we crawl

And you've got a funny way of showing off your bathroom surgery
You said you were just cooling down from plans of leaving me
There's something I should tell you, for we may not have much time
I've never met arms like yours

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain

There's a hard rain falling, flooding your attic, it's clear
Can't put out the fire that resides in you, my dear
There's something I should tell you, for we may not have much time
I've never seen scars like yours

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in your eyes, Miss Vincent
You told me once I made you smile
But we both know damn well I didn't
I'm not much of a jester, but I'd test poisoned food for you
Your majesty, you're royal blue
I'm royalty, my king of pain


Lyrics submitted by aur0ra

"Queen of Pain" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Queen Of Pain song meanings
Add your thoughts

88 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentmatt, dan, and drummer guy never cease to amaze me... they totally rock out with this doubling up of the guitars technique, which is kinda interesting to me... but my favourite part: "I've never met arms like yours." maybe they had my friend and i in mind when they wrote this song, cos damn, it hits VERY close to home... even the "new york city that we crawl" reference... see, i'm a queen of pain myself (however, i don't show off my scars, and if i did, it wouldn't be in a funny way) but i never really realized the things i was inadvertantly doing to my poor friend or "my king" "I'm not much of a jester, but i'd test poisoned food for you" that's sadistic yet sweet at the same time, same ole' skiba ;P gotta love it
    marching2x2on February 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is for all the idiots that think this is a HWM song... alkaline trio only covered ROOFTOPS you FUCKING MORONS, this is their own song.
    EAt A VeGAnon June 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso, this is not a HWM cover, idiot. even if they did the split album together, doesnt mean that all the songs on the EP are HOT WATER's. they each put a few songs on the album to get attention of both of eachother band's fans
    MATTALLENdoodieon June 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this is a song about a friend of Matt's, but there's a lot more too it. It's about vices and addiction. "Worn out all courtsy, we've made out curtain call." (Overdose). Bathroom surgeries" cutting to "cool down" - It realease opiates and endorphins to try and hell the wound so you get an rush"

    -Ill test poison foods for you - I'll do the first hit, line etc so you're safe I die.

    "can't put out the fire that resides in you my dear......I've never seen scars like yours" They're both obvious addicts.

    "You told me once, I made you smile once, we both know damn well I didn't - get hot her hooked.

    a lot of their songs are about being dopesick
    FrozenintheLightson October 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good. i dont understand how all of there songs are so true to life. as emo as this sounds this song helped me with a shitty break up so much.
    cjsdadruleson May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great. takes a while to decipher is metaphors...but gosh. i love this song more and more every time i hear it.
    PunkStarron May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpeachy song, i like the beat. i've only heard about 7 songs by Alkaline Trio. but this one tops it all. "you told me once i made you smile but we both know damn well i didnt im not much of a jester but id test poisoned food for you" best part in the song i think.. but whos miss vincent?
    HoneyBearEM0on June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvincent van gogh painted "The Starry Night" and he's calling the girl he's addressing Miss Vincent because the stars in her eyes are big and bright, as they are in the painting. How redundant was that? Hmm you should look at the painting; it's one of my favourites.
    artemis_ebbon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHot Water Music sucks donkey nuts. Get a fucking throat surgery for christ's sake. How horrible of a voice can you get. And by the way, this isn't a HWM cover moron.
    -Emo_Core-on July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS SO SO GOOD.. "but I'd test poisoned food for you" i really love that one part because back in the era of the virgin queen they all wanted to kill her, they poisoned her gowns, and food aswell so really this refers back to the whole royalty thing again which makes this song EVEN MORE GREAT.
    empty_satireon July 10, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain