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Kings of Leon — The End
Album: Come Around Sundown
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Released: 2010
Length: 4:20
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I don't want the street lights
Laughing at the grave
He swears he's gonna give it up
It's never gonna be enough

I just wanna be there
When you're all alone
Thinking about a better day
When you had it in your bones

This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end

I see you in the evening
Sitting on your throne
You're playing with a fireball
And post it up against wall

I just wanna hold you
Take you by your hand
And tell you that you're good enough
And tell you that it's gonna be tough

This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end

Cos I ain't got a home

Running from the street lights
Shining on the grave
Once you've had the good stuff
Never gonna fill you up

I wanna be the one who
Gives them all a whirl
And gives them all the finger at it
Just a little taste of it

This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end
This could be the end

Cos I ain't got a home
I'll forever roam
No I ain't got a home
I'll forever roam

Said I ain't got a home
I'll forever roam
No I ain't got a home
I'll forever roam

I ain't got a home
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 eileenomurphy wrote:
These guys are hit or miss for me. ....this was a MISS!
 

Same here!
This is an average group with a compelling singer ........unique voice.
These guys are hit or miss for me. ....this was a MISS!
One melody, two songs. Good way to write less...

3 years since last play?  still too soon

{#Cowboy}

 


These guys have gotten progressively worse with each album.  Aha Shake Heartbreak was great... it's all been downhill since then.
From Massive Attack to this.......niiiiiiiiice!{#Clap}
i like these guys well enough. i wish Milk were in the rotation. this song isn't bad, but it's not my favorite.
 tdola2 wrote:
I'm with HippieChick - Don't like these guys at all...
 

Never been a fan either....
 coding_to_music wrote: 
agreed. a wonderful song.

not really surprising some of them having a substance-abuse-career going.

there was always something EXCESS-ive about those guys. it just took a look at their early videos...imho.

hope the singer get his act together (though I guess, that's not very likely...guess he'll be taking the amy-route)

must be pretty horrible, watching one's sibling f****g up so bad... :o/ and the arts going down the drain...

i'm not really a fan of the kings of leon, but I like some of their tunes...a lot...
Can it be the end?  My respect for KOL died 2 albums, 1 canceled tour, 1 rehab stint, and 1 really painful documentary ago.

 
please let it be the end.....
I'm with HippieChick - Don't like these guys at all...
This is one group I do not care for at all
thank you for the lucid comment Sasha2001. I am very musically open-minded but Kings of Leon really drag me down.

 
Sasha2001 wrote:

Wait a minute! CMax has an honest question. If YOU know so much more about music chadlymn perhaps you could educate those of us, like me, who have studied music since the 1st grade and attend 2-4 shows a month but also don't get why this band is as popular as they are. It's not as if they're holding down a groove I want to dance to, or writing particularly interesting lyrics, or singing in more then one limited octave, or writing music that sounds anything more then derivative of half a dozen other more interesting or popular bands.

I know they've been around for more then a decade and they've certainly paid their dues to the point where they deserve their moment in the sun. But they certainly seem ordinary next to some of the great new bands we hear on RP regularly.
 


Awesome set... DMB to Beck to Kings of Leon. Three killer songs in a row {#Hearteyes}

Much better.....like this much more than Golden Earring...but I realize that variety is the spice of life.
God how I wish it was the end of Kings of Leon.

Only Rhianna could challenge KoL for the "Most Constipated Voice" prize.
Nice rotation !
Still love this song. I grew tired of some of their last album because FM played it to death.
 BikeCoachDave wrote:


all this, and yet they succeed. Sasha I cannot agree with your points more. YOu are correct on every one as far as I can assess. But I too am a fan and find myself enjoying every new release. I wish I could explain it in the way that I explain my love for other musicians or bands but the formula seems to fail when it comes to K.O.L.

 

Sometimes the whole is greater than the parts.  I think that is the case with KOL. 
The piano at the end reminds me of a song by My Morning Jacket (Touch me I'm going to scream II)...
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Wait a minute! CMax has an honest question. If YOU know so much more about music chadlymn perhaps you could educate those of us, like me, who have studied music since the 1st grade and attend 2-4 shows a month but also don't get why this band is as popular as they are. It's not as if they're holding down a groove I want to dance to, or writing particularly interesting lyrics, or singing in more then one limited octave, or writing music that sounds anything more then derivative of half a dozen other more interesting or popular bands.

I know they've been around for more then a decade and they've certainly paid their dues to the point where they deserve their moment in the sun. But they certainly seem ordinary next to some of the great new bands we hear on RP regularly.

 

all this, and yet they succeed. Sasha I cannot agree with your points more. YOu are correct on every one as far as I can assess. But I too am a fan and find myself enjoying every new release. I wish I could explain it in the way that I explain my love for other musicians or bands but the formula seems to fail when it comes to K.O.L.

 Hannio wrote:
Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
 
I'm sure that's an awfully offensive stereotype but it is funny {#Roflol}
 chadlymn wrote:
Learn something about music and then you will understand why!

 
CMax wrote:

I don't really get why these guys are so big.... I try, but it never catches.


 
 
Wait a minute! CMax has an honest question. If YOU know so much more about music chadlymn perhaps you could educate those of us, like me, who have studied music since the 1st grade and attend 2-4 shows a month but also don't get why this band is as popular as they are. It's not as if they're holding down a groove I want to dance to, or writing particularly interesting lyrics, or singing in more then one limited octave, or writing music that sounds anything more then derivative of half a dozen other more interesting or popular bands.

I know they've been around for more then a decade and they've certainly paid their dues to the point where they deserve their moment in the sun. But they certainly seem ordinary next to some of the great new bands we hear on RP regularly.

Yup!! It never catches!!!
 
chadlymn wrote:
Learn something about music and then you will understand why!

 
CMax wrote:

I don't really get why these guys are so big.... I try, but it never catches.


 
 


 Jelani wrote:

I think Hannio took this one. Actually, I'm positive he did. :)
 

Well of course you do. Should I be surprised? You and he seem of like minds about Kings of Leon. I don't have a problem if you don't like the music, but if you enjoy characterizations such as:

.Jon Anderson sounds like a fairy, and Anthony Followill sounds like an inbred hick. (Hannio)

then your opinion means as little to me as his.

 chyk5 wrote:


I don't for a minute think you believe that, but nice try. I'll quote a friend of mine's response when confronted with people who are beyond all reason. She was born and raised in the south, so she just smiles and says, "Well, bless your poor heart". I think that sums it up nicely.
 
I think Hannio took this one. Actually, I'm positive he did. :)
This guys voice really agitates me.
For just the 1st few seconds I thought it was Dark Matter by P.T.....must be the coffee..and a similiar bass line or something {#Sealed}

 Hannio wrote:


Yet more proof I succeeded.

 

I don't for a minute think you believe that, but nice try. I'll quote a friend of mine's response when confronted with people who are beyond all reason. She was born and raised in the south, so she just smiles and says, "Well, bless your poor heart". I think that sums it up nicely.

 chyk5 wrote:


Is that the best you can do? Oh wait, I remember your last posting on Pyro. You tried your best, I'm sure. {#Biggrin}
 

Yet more proof I succeeded.

 {#Think} Had this at a 3! It's like someone hacked my account!  7

Learn something about music and then you will understand why!

 
CMax wrote:

I don't really get why these guys are so big.... I try, but it never catches.


 


and today too.  see ya.

 wrangler wrote:
this could be the end....of my radio paradise session today.  pigeons poop on this band - that should say it all.  {#Cowboy}
 


GREAT!
good tune,,tin ears can't detect MUSIC,,,so many buttwigs...so lil tyme{#Nyah}


Wait, ZZ Top, Depeche Mode, Golden Earing, and now Eddie Monie? Wow I never thought I'd hear such an '80s set on — wait what?
Yawn.
 Hannio wrote:


Apparently it succeeded in touching at least one nerve.
 

Is that the best you can do? Oh wait, I remember your last posting on Pyro. You tried your best, I'm sure. {#Biggrin}
 chyk5 wrote:


A valiant but failed attempt at satire. Don't give up!
 

Apparently it succeeded in touching at least one nerve.
What a great segue from Massive Attack. Bill, you da man! {#Notworthy}

I don't really get why these guys are so big.... I try, but it never catches.


It was the kind of people who program RP that turned me on to Kings of Leon when their first album came out. I don't think they have been as good or as exciting since, but I'm not willing to abandon them yet, just because it's trendy now to hate them.
this could be the end....of my radio paradise session today.  pigeons poop on this band - that should say it all.  {#Cowboy}
Very appropriate that this CD should start with a song called "The End." 
Bob has a great voice? Not to compare with great song writting but vocals. I like the band RAW sounding

 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
 
That doesn't necessarily make him a bad singer; you've roughly characterized a substantial portion of lead vocalists and/or musicians from throughout the history of rock'n'roll.

 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
 

{#Roflol}

well said
I do not get this band...every song sounds the same
 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
 

A valiant but failed attempt at satire. Don't give up!


Their songs are starting to all sound alike
meh   {#Yawn}

 Hannio wrote:
Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
 
Such a great description ... but you forgot the other thing he spends money on:  cigarettes!  I was gonna put a smiley emoticon at the end of my comment, but it's too sadly true to be funny.

 scrubbrush wrote:

These guys are really good. Great vocals.


 

Yeah, if you like a vocalist who sounds like someone with a mullet who drives a beat up Camaro with an "Ain't Skeered" decal and marries his cousin after getting her pregnant and lives in a single wide down by the river and there are only two payments left on the shootin' car out in the weeds but he's been out of work since '08 and spends all his money on tattoos and beer.  But other than that, I agree.
please please please make this band go away.............
 iTuner wrote:

Well said.
 
I concur.  I guess everyone has one of those bands that they can't understand why it's so popular - this is mine.  I'll patiently mute while others enjoy.

 Sasha2001 wrote:
Kings of Leon music is far too droning and derivative of other bands. Yes, I know all music is derivative in some way but for some reason the combination of their uninspired lyrics, monotone phrasing, and simplistic chord progressions turn me right off.
 
Well said.
 boober wrote:
I've now heard this song on RP 4 days in a row...
I want THE END to end!
too many other good songs in the library
 
again and again

love this track  cant wait to see them
Ultimately, I think music is about the soul of the message...imho.
 KOLFanSince2002 wrote:

LOL!? Really, how on earth could you say that? That sounds like just a very typical KOL basher statement...so you're saying "Arizona" sounds like "Black Thumbnail" and "Red Morning Light" is similar to "Manhattan"...how about "Back Down South" and "The End" (and those are from the same CD!)? Actually listen a bit before you make such comments...
 
No, Cowgirl is right.  Several of their songs sound very similiar.  This is a couple clicks away from Sex on Fire.  Good stuff though, I am beginning to listen to them more and more.  Being very defensive me thinks.


This is the end, my only friend .....    Oh wait, wrong song.
Oh, how I hope for The End...<sigh>
 ortallcowgirl wrote:
They need to come up with something new.  Most of their music sounds the same.....
 
LOL!? Really, how on earth could you say that? That sounds like just a very typical KOL basher statement...so you're saying "Arizona" sounds like "Black Thumbnail" and "Red Morning Light" is similar to "Manhattan"...how about "Back Down South" and "The End" (and those are from the same CD!)? Actually listen a bit before you make such comments...
 scrubbrush wrote:

These guys are really good. Great vocals.

 
Sadly, I can't get into this guy's voice. He always sounds like he's in pain, as if he's trying to squeeze out an enormous log. A shame, really, as the band's good and the lyrics are interesting.

I've now heard this song on RP 4 days in a row...
I want THE END to end!
too many other good songs in the library
 chyk5 wrote:

I started listening to this band long before becoming a fan of RP. I was surprised at the amount of negative comments they engender, but they've never let me down. I still think they're making interesting music, although I will admit the lyrics to Sex On Fire are just bad.



 
That song has just become a guilty pleasure to sing along with.

i have been listening to Kings of Leon since the 'beginning' , and i must say that this is probably their best offering to date ( to my sensibilities anyway....) and i mean the entire album, not just this single.

I started listening to this band long before becoming a fan of RP. I was surprised at the amount of negative comments they engender, but they've never let me down. I still think they're making interesting music, although I will admit the lyrics to Sex On Fire are just bad.



Kings of Leon music is far too droning and derivative of other bands. Yes, I know all music is derivative in some way but for some reason the combination of their uninspired lyrics, monotone phrasing, and simplistic chord progressions turn me right off.

These guys are really good. Great vocals.


 vivakitty wrote:
I like having a song  called "The End" not only be the lead single but also track 1 on the disc.
 
"The End" at the beginning? But that just confuses people....{#Arghhh} Dag blasted punks!

I like having a song  called "The End" not only be the lead single but also track 1 on the disc.
Really like this on first hearing. Yes it's like the last album - good - because if I want to hear something new I can just listen to a different band!
They need to come up with something new.  Most of their music sounds the same.....
That was nice. Real nice. A soft edge I didn't expect from them. 7.