"King Of The Thing" as written by and Marc Andrew Roberge Richard On....
It's been a long, long time since I lost myself.
Put my pride down on the table, put my fear on the shelf.
So I bought myself a throne to reside and let myself go.
But I've traveled much too far, where I've gone, I'll never know.

What a long, long time...
Long, long time.
It's been a little old while since I felt so fine.
Wanderin' in the rain...

Losing my mind.
What a long, long time.
What a long, long time.
My days I've spet relaxin' turned to nights relaxin' too

A thousand eyes upon me, but my sights are missing you.
So this time I swear I will loosen my grip.
On past times and bad lines and meaningless trips.
What a long, long time.

Long, long time.
It's been a little old while since I felt so fine.
Wanderin' in the rain,
Losing my mind.

What a long, long time.
What a long, long time.
So, over and over mile signs pass by my side
The more you try to find yourself, the more you tend to hide

Behind these - forest trees - and greens that blind your eyes
To lounge upon that throne I bought,
Confer there with the wise.
What a long, long time.

Long, long time.
It's been a little old while since I felt so fine.
Wanderin' in the rain,
Losing my mind.

What a long, long time,
Long time...yeah.
So here we appear, the rest lost themselves in a pit of fear.
For who? What can I do? But let them all come through the wall

And though some oppose, many of these things I know,
I'll stay here alone, and lose myself on the riverways of days.
I'm coming home.
What a long, long time.

Long, long time.
It's been a little old while since I felt so fine.
Wanderin' in the rain,
Losing my mind

What a long, long time.
What a long, long time.


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"King of the Thing" as written by Marc Andrew Roberge Jerry De Pizzo

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    General Commentthis is an excellent song it makes you feel in love
    nehalem147on January 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthose lyrics are ridiculously wrong
    sqrt144on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSomeone sent a correction and I fixed. Hope it's better now.
    Idanon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song does not make me feel in love! Love is typically a good thing, this song makes me depressed! Totally love the song don't get me wrong, and OAR is off the hizel, but makes me realize that most people are hopeless romantics at heart! If you like this song, make sure to check out all the rest of OAR songs, and you might want to consider listening to DISPATCH.
    WEMIGHTBEGIANTSon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and this lyric in particular:
    "the more you try to find yourself the more you tend to hide"
    its just so true.
    yovanilla2on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHey WEMIGHTBEGIANTS, What is a Hizel?
    Soundboyon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti believe hizel is ghetto slang for hook, but i don't know, i'm a honky
    bryantsmith41on December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat are you talking about, it's depressing? Hell no, the song is so upbeat it isn't even funny. He's talking about enlightenement, finding himself. He's decided to stop trying so hard and just relax, because it comes easier that way anyways "the more you try to find yourself the more you tend to hide." He's "loosening his grip" and "conferring with the wise" and "losing himself on the riverways of days" Taoists talk about the Tao as being like water, flowing. Going with the flow is common to many religions anyways. He finds it's easier to go with the flow than to struggle to live up to some ideal, and finds that the ideal is acheived in letting it go. Amazing song...
    trippinbtmon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song. when i first got it i listened to it 20 times strait listening to the lyrics to understand and now just hearing the melody helps me relax. Its all about relaxing and letting life come to you. OAR is awesome!
    ahorton8on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanyone else think this song is talking about psychoactive drugs (ie: shrooms, LSD: aka acid). i know OAR arent a band of drug overusers or anything like that. it may be hard to understand if you have never tried a psychoactive drug before, but if you think of the song being about that, and look at the lyrics with that in mind, it should make sense to you.
    revolution1087on June 16, 2007   Link

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