Broken down, feeling naked
Leaving me unfulfilled
Promising compromise
Championing mediocrity

Time and time again
What you said ain't what you mean
Even if all my bones are broken
I will drag myself back from the edge to

Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
I am the King, God save the King

I reveal a deceiver
In the highest seat in the land
His idle hands the Devil's workshop
Generate more smoke than heat

Time and time again
What you said ain't what you mean
Even if all my bones are broken
I will drag myself back from the edge to

Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
I am the King, God save the King

Kill the King, The King is dead
I am the King, Long live the King

A new precedent in pain, a new precedent in pain
Mankind is blown to dust, mankind is blown to dust
An explosion of the Brain, an explosion of the Brain
Spontaneously combust, spontaneously combust

Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
I am the King


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    Well, I believe it actually refers to shakespear's play Macbeth. Macbeth killed Duncan who was the king, thus long live macbeth. His idle hands are the devils workshop by betraying his king, he is a new predescent in pain and his mind was blown to dust becuase of the mental trauma he endured to get to his seat of the land

    TonyCasson February 13, 2006   Link
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    This is an awesome song about anarchy (?). I love the drums in this song! Megadeth kicks ASS!

    Shylockon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    Methinks its about overthrowing govenment/monarchy, so yeah i'd say anarchy too

    evilbadgeron February 17, 2005   Link
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    FUCK THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!

    squirell_guyon February 20, 2005   Link
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    Kill the King, The King is dead I am the King, Long live the King.

    He means: He killed the king, Now he is the new king, So long live him.

    Rum_Chuggeron September 01, 2005   Link
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    I think that it is also about how people mistreated by corrupt governments will eventually overthrow them

    Fallenfiveon December 09, 2005   Link
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    Truly anarchy is the subject of the song, nothing more or less. I love it, especially when it goes to the verse "Kill the king, the king is dead, long live the kind, I am THE KING!". It just makes me feel pumped up.

    Coyotemanon June 21, 2006   Link
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    I like at the very end when everything else kind of drops off, and Dave says "king." I don't know... I just think it sounds cool.

    classic_rocker8on September 05, 2006   Link
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    okay, if its about anarchy, why is he the new king? that justs removes the anarchy. i think its about anarchy not being possible. not for long anyway. somone will rise, most likely the one who "killed the king." so if its not about anarchy at all, its just a song about the idea of removing the one in power to raise yourself to the position. idk. i have nothing to back this other than analyzing what i read.

    fenixignitionon November 09, 2006   Link
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    well, i have a different view, when i hear the chorus, i think that there is this girl which he really loves but she is already in a relationship so he wants to "kill the king" and take his place by her side. my view. but this was before i looked at what others thought.

    everybodylovesbasson November 29, 2006   Link

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