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KING OF THE WORLD Lyrics

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Countdown To Ecstacy

Hello one and all
Was it you I used to know
Can't you hear me call
On this old ham radio
All I got to say
I'm alive and feeling fine
If you come my way
You can share my poison wine
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No marigolds in the promised land
There's a hole in the ground
Where they used to grow
Any man left on the Rio Grande
Is the king of the world
As far as I know

I don't want your bread
I don't need your helping hand
I can't be no savage
I can't be no highwayman
Show me where you are
You and I will spend this day
Driving in my car
Through the ruins of Santa Fe

CHORUS

I'm reading last year's papers
Although I don't know why
Assassins cons and rapers
Might as well die

If you come around
No more pain and no regrets
Watch the sun go brown
Smoking cobalt cigarettes
There's no need to hide
Taking things the easy way
If I stay inside
I might live til Saturday

CHORUS
Comments/Interpretations
by Occam's Razor on 8/2/2009 11:38pm
Best Post-Apocalyptic song ever
by peter christopher on 3/13/2010 4:31pm
Just listen to the fade out ..just incredible !
by meho on 6/2/2010 8:10pm
Yea fade out, walter becker on guiter,..these guys are the greatest
by john on 12/30/2010 1:33pm
double meaning in the lyrics again, but more than one interpretation...
jesus christ, jaja
by Howie G on 8/19/2012 5:01pm
Steely Dan is just the most amazing band I have ever heard. I love their music.
by gggggggg on 8/7/2013 6:23am
i love the song because it talks about the end of the world!
by G man on 8/15/2013 9:55pm
So nice to hear others that get this band. As big as they r, they're still underrated.
by davo on 10/10/2013 11:59pm
I,m having this song played at my funeral not too soon I hope
by Doobius on 1/6/2014 4:36am
"should you come my way"...not "if you come my way".

Peace!
by huzbo on 8/14/2014 9:40am
Also,I think the last verse should be "when you come around" .


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