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Rascal King Lyrics

Artist: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Album: Let's Face It

From the album Let's Face It

Well he was fueled by a lack
Drew inspiration from a need
So many problems to crack
And mouths to feed
Crooked was the path
And brazen was the walk
A cocky swagger, up the ladder
And could he ever talk
The last hurrah?
Nah! I'd do it again
The Rascal King behind the bars
Or the one in front of them
The love of God
And constant contradictions
With just a smile, wink or nod
What's stranger fact or fiction?
And never ceasing to amaze
On a regular basis
First hand into his pocket
Or first fist into the faces
The last hurrah?
Nah! I'd do it again
The Rascal King behind the bars
Or the one in front of them
A legendary character
When?
Only then
Where?
Only there
A hero or a hooligan?
Well, that part's never clear
Pride or shame, it's all the same
Who's innocent or who's to blame?
Politics or just a game?
Well in the end they knew his name
The last hurrah? Nah! I'd do it again
The Rascal King behind the bars
Or the one in front of them
Comments/Interpretations
by nicholas. on 6/23/2008 1:34pm
yes they call me the rascal king.
by nobody on 8/27/2008 7:29pm
In the 5th and 6th to last lines, there is no "or". The first one should be "and" and the second should be "are"
by african jew on 1/27/2009 8:13pm
i hate when sites mess up on lyrics, especially on songs as good as this one.
by Lithuanian Jew on 5/23/2009 2:43pm
You are smart AJ, but you are still a schvartze.
by Ace Man FTW on 8/13/2009 10:23am
It's the Adam Carolla show!
by Damon on 1/29/2010 11:20pm
Mandate: Get it onnnnn!!!
by The Hammer on 3/1/2010 1:42pm
Get it on, gotta get it on, no choice but to get it on...
by Anonymous on 5/24/2010 6:26pm
we are legion
by Pat on 7/22/2010 7:51pm
Mandate get..it...on
by Gabe Asher on 8/12/2010 6:23pm
why is everyone god-damned person out there so desperate to be a 'part' of something. Adam is great but don't suck his ass.
by Amanda on 1/28/2011 4:31pm
what confused me was a line was missing near the end after the guitar solo before the "When? Only then"
by frustrated american on 5/19/2011 5:29am
What is a rascal king and who the hell is adam?
by Ortho Stice on 7/31/2011 11:21am
The Rascal King was longtime Boston mayor James Curley, profiled in the book THE LAST HURRAH.


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