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King's Song Lyrics

from The 50th Anniversary Collection

"King's Song" is track #26 on the album The 50th Anniversary Collection. It was written by Croce, James.
"King's Song" is track #26 on the album The 50th Anniversary Collection. It was written by Croce, James.

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He struggled so hard to be king
Working night and day
Dreaming of only one thing
Never a holiday

Somewhere along the way
He forgot she was only a girl

Now his kingdom has fallen
And it's really quite a tragic tale
'Cause he built a castle to harbor his queen
But the queen claimed he built her a jail

He struggled so hard to be king
He wanted everything
He built her a house by the sea
Just to keep her in

Somewhere along the way
He forgot she needed a friend

Now his kingdom has fallen
And it's really quite a tragic tale
'Cause he built a castle to harbor his queen
And the queen claimed he built her a jail

It happened so quickly before he could know
She was gone, far gone
Far from the castle, the diamonds and things
She had worn to the ball

There was a note that she carefully wrote
Signed it best wishes to all
Oh you struggled so hard to be king
Working night and day

Dreaming of only one thing, never a holiday
Somewhere along the way
You forgot that I needed a man

When they found him
They took him back where he belonged
And his family and friends saw him annually
And they say it's a shame what's become of the king

Songwriters
CROCE, JAMES

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