King

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"King"
King cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Red Album) (Deluxe Edition)
Released June 11, 2008
Recorded Spring 2007
Length 5:11
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Rick Rubin
Status Officially released
Live debut September 23, 2008
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer (The Red Album) (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"The Spider"
(13)
"King"
(14)
Weezer (The Red Album) (International Deluxe Edition) track listing
"The Spider"
(13)
"King"
(14)
"The Weight"
(15)
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"I Don't Wanna Let You Go"
(4)
"King"
(5)
"Everybody Get Dangerous"
(6)


"King" is the fourteenth and final track off of "The Red Album (Deluxe Edition)".

Appearances

Overview

In the liner notes for the deluxe edition of The Red Album, Rivers states that "King" was originally abandoned by the band during the album's demo sessions, and that it was Scott who rescued it from the brink. He apparently called Rivers up one night, and essentially demanded they record it because it was his favorite track from the Deliverance at Hand! demos. Rivers responded, saying (perhaps jokingly) that if he [Scott] wanted the song so bad he should sing it.

The band also noted that it was the most difficult song to record during the sessions for the album.

Personnel

Lyrics

One night at the disco I wanted to dance slow
I saw a sweet baby, such a fine lady
And I walked up to ask her, but some dude just grabbed her
I told him to back off, cut me some slack off

I see you come here, drinkin' that cheap beer
Act like you own it, I can't condone it
You show me no respect, you got to get off it
You got to get with it. Time for a swift kick

You see, I own this town. You best not come around.
If you wanna get by, then cool it down.
If you wanna start something, know one thing: I'm king.
If you wanna mess around like that, that's just how it is.
If you wanna get by, then mind your biz.
If you wanna start something, know one thing: I'm king.

You wanted attention and did I mention:
Nobody likes you, except for the losers
You made a whole army, an army of babies
Some of them stupid, some of them crazy

Pick up your action, act like a grown man
Look at the winners, you can be like them
Life is so easy, pleasant, and dreamy
If you get off me, if you get with me

You see I own this town. You best not come around.
If you wanna get by, then cool it down.
If you wanna start something, know one thing: I'm king.
If you wanna mess around like that, that's just how it is.
If you wanna get by, then mind your biz.
If you wanna start something, know one thing: I'm king.

You can't break me
Never take me
That's just how it is
You can't break me
Never shake me
Clear out of my biz

See also