"King of the Kerb" as written by Glen Mikael Johansson and Sonya Aurora Madan....
Sugar smile savvy,
The king of the kerb,
Got a temper in the style of a bomb,
Got his friends in his pocket,
Or safe behind bars,
All the local boys know what he's done.

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on.
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Safe white you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.

Sugar smile savvy,
The king of the kerb,
Keeps the order in this part of the town,
All the shadows in the alley,
The shapes at the bar,
Like to service him when he does the round.

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on.
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Safe white you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.

Safe from ham and safe from greed,
A little protection is at that you need,
Safe from ham and safe from greed,
They're just a racket machine.

Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there looking it for you,
Safe white you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
They're the kings of the kerb,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.


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"King of the Kerb" as written by Sonya Aurora Madan Glen Mikael Johansson

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    General CommentFantastic song! I can't believe I'm the first to post! I love all Britpop but this has to be one of my favourites! In my opinion, this song has the best intro ever. That guitar riff is second to none. I think it's just about those hard little bullies who think they're all that when actually, if everyone stood up to him then he would back down. That's just my opinion though.
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWoahh, just one comment for an amazing song. But I agree with you on the meaning.

    Does this song make anyone think of the beach? Maybe I'm just weird, but the sound and vocals really make me visualize the beach. Weird.
    placebo_effecton March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this band and this song, one of my faves, definetely. Saw them live mid 90's, awesome.
    Marcus7on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentechobelly is known for their political lyrics. So I think this is about the "big man" -- politicians, or cops etc--- "bullying" the public :)
    ExLoveron July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about pimps.
    mrcakeyon January 06, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat tune. catchy... and about a playerrrrr
    _space_on January 19, 2012   Link

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