"Kill The King" as written by and Dave / Mustaine....
Danger, danger the Queen's about to kill
There's a stranger, stranger and life about to spill
Oh no move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the wind
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king
Tear him down

Kill the king, yeah
Strike him down

Power, power it happens every day
Power, devour all along the way
Oh no, move me out of harm
I need a spell and a charm
And fly like the wind
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on
Kill the king

Treason, treason, the specter looms again
Treason, reason, the realm is safe and then
Oh no, move away from harm
I need a spell and a charm
Fly like the rainbow
I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the king
Tear him down
Kill the king, yeah
Got to take his crown
Crown

Kill the king
He'll rule no more
Strike him dead
The people roar

Kill the king, yeah
Take his head
Down, down, down, down
Oh, kill
Oh, kill
Oh, oh


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"Kill the King" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentRitchie Blackmore wrote this song about 70's guitar legend Cakes Allison. Ritchie was very jealous of his amazing technical ability and saw him as a threat, hence "Kill the King".
    john hurton February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomeone told me this was about a chess game (King, Queen, pawn) but it could be they're using it to depict another meaning.
    Dreamergirlon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts using a chess game as a metaphor for something, not sure what
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best song on the album!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kill the King could be a song influenced by history...
    The lyrics of this song are similar to the events on France at the end of the 18th. The Storming of the Bastille Prision in 1791 preceded the attempted escape to Austria of KING LOUIS XVI ("Fly like the wind I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on")
    The last verses are revealing the people's anger that was so palpable on the french revolution that led to the King's guillotine execution in 1793.
    "The people roar
    Kill the King
    Take his head"
    Even if it was not written intended to mean all this, it still sounds awsome, a song about resistance and freedom!
    JavodeOzon February 05, 2008   Link

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