"King Rides By" as written by and Marshall Cat Power....
If time had a place,
And space for your past.

Like a little novel,
I wanted to read again and again,
Would I be in your novel,
Would I begin and end in it.

If I had a place,
And space for your little boy eyes,
Could you really believe,
I certainly dare you,
I do not want to scare you,
Anymore.

Oh what a fuss when the king rides by,
Oh what a fuss when the king rides,
Straight through my heart,
Straight through my life.

I need your love more than you'd ever know.

If I kissed and touched your hand,
A million things I will never understand,
Oh what a fuss when the king trades in,
Oh what a fuss when the king trades.

Oh love, my love, for someone else's hand,
Needing love more than you'll ever know.

You don't miss your water,
You don't miss your water,
'Till your well is gone.


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"King Rides By" as written by Cat Power Marshall

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  • +1
    My OpinionI think this is one of the sweetest love songs.
    witchcultson February 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is another one of my favorite Chan Marshall songs.. ahh more people need to listen to Cat Power!!!
    MarsTheStrangeon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe emotion she sings with in this song...just wow. I've been listening to Cat Power for some time now and I never cease to feel a shiver when I hear this song. More people really should listen to Cat Power.
    emotionalxangelaon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfucking beautiful.
    alovelyfadeouton May 03, 2007   Link

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