"King For A Day" as written by and Jason/smith Kay....
It is not a good day, if you are not looking good
This is the best party that I've ever been to
Today I asked for a god to pour some wine in my eyes
Today I asked for someone to shake some salt on my life
Look!
Everything's spinning
(We're on the ground)
Never cheer before you know who's winning
(Don't make a sound)

Sniff the glass and let it roll around on your tongue
Let me introduce you to someone before the party is done
Someone to look to in need or in want or in war
If you give him everything, he may give you even more

This is the best party I've ever been to

Don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes


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"King for a Day" as written by Wallis Buchanan Sola Akingbola

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    General Commenti think the whole song is a metaphor of life.
    the 'best party' refers to the path you choose to go in life. you're standing in a very boring party (=life) waiting for something to happen. wanting someone to shake some salt in your life. it seems everyone is having a good time while you are on the ground. as the "party" continues you try to make the most of it, you try to socialize but all in all you just don't want to end the ride in vain.
    whatever4on April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti will tell you what this songs about..
    musically, its faith no more at its best, pure dramatics, hence this being the title song.
    lyrically, its about selling your soul, and moreso, doing it willingly. its about knowing what it takes to sell your soul. you know how to meet people, you know how to impress, you'll get ahead. but deep down, you know the realities of life, and you'll never escape those. sure you can live the good life for a while, but in the end, you will be back to where you started, just a fool..
    masterexploderon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about drugs. when you're on drugs you are "king for a day" cause drug effect is short
    so when drugs stop to "work" it is only you Junkie aka "fool for a life time".
    I think that he sings to female.

    Sniff the glass and let it roll around on your tongue - sniff the drug from the glass (cocaine)
    Let me introduce you to someone before the party is done - probably introduce to narco boss or dealer
    Someone to look to in need or in want or in war - some one who can help you when you're in crisis
    If you give him everything, he may give you even more - if you sleep with him he may give you more drug

    bokka3232on June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits either drugs or being more comfortable with depression than a non depressed life.
    firstarsbrnwhiteon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i think it's defo. about drugs in some form, maybe alcohol? I have the feeling the charactor, wether it be the singer himself is drinking to much.
    NegativeFactoron June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best party I've been to

    Don't let me die with that silly look in my eyes...

    This makes me thing of if you were king for a day you'd be looking at yourself
    Knowing it's not you being yourself
    Like putting a false front on
    Calculator Joseon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it\'s about a coke party
    Molon_ukon April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about how every action has a consequence. If you live in a self-destructive way, burning all your bridges and living only for today, soon enough you're going to suffer. Then, with the 'Don't let me die...' bit, he's starting to understand this, and wonders if this is the way he wants to live his life.

    That's my two cents, anyway.
    infotainment_ladon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can´t believe how much he sounds like the singer of right said fred in this song...
    Nickel59on November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLast post didn't post properly.
    Basically just that 'party' might refer to political party. the high-ranking politician is king for a day (but a fool for a lifetime)
    GotMeNowon April 11, 2006   Link

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