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First Aid Kit — King Of The World
Album: The Lion's Roar
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Total ratings: 510









Released: 2012
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 0
At ten in the morning
I was laughing at something
At the airport terminal
At nine in the evening
I was sitting crying to you over the phone
While passing the border from a state to another
Filled with people whom I couldn't help to relate to
And we stopped a while at a roadside restaurant
Where the waitress was sitting outside smoking in her car
She had that look of total fear in her eyes
And as we drove away from there she looked at me and she smiled

I keep running around
Trying to find the ground
But my head is in the stars
And my feet are in the sky
Well, I'm nobody's baby
I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing
I'm the king of the world

And once you asked me what was my biggest fear
That things would always remain so unclear
That one day I'd wake up, all alone
With a big family and emptiness deep in my bones
That I would be so blinded, turn a deaf ear
And then my fake laugh would suddenly sound sincere

Now I wasn't born for anything
Wasn't born to say anything
I'm just here now and soon I'll be gone
Oh, I'm nobody's baby
I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing
I'm the king of the world

Now everyday there's a short intermission
While I sleep, they start dimming the lights
But I've seen everything I ever want to see
Screaming "Fire!" in the theater, people taking their seats
Watch it all go down like a stone in the stream
You fall for your reflection, you will drown in a dream

Tell me something real
Tell me something true
I just want to feel there's something left that I can do
But I'm nobody's baby
I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing
I'm the king of the world
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Only three chords and one single melody for 5 minute but still not techno music, somehow that's an exploit.
Sounds like a parody to me - I'm not sure it would if I didn't know they were Swedish though.
 Egrey wrote:
Wow never woulda guessed they r from Sweden. Great tune
 
They sort of sing this song with Southern American accents; they must be from southern Sweden.
{#Propeller} 
Very monotonous stanzas that go on and on.  All of First Aid Kit's other songs are pretty good though.
Not something I would listen to on purpose, that's for sure.
If ever a song needed a chorus section.
{#No}
This song has huge potential.
 dwhayslett wrote:

So the linchpin of your belief is the claim of a set of stone-age shepherds that this one guy came back to life after a magical three day period?

 

No, the linchpin is the witness of the Spirit within all those who have received Jesus Christ as Lord and savior.  Those who have by faith received Christ have entered into an intimate fellowship with Him, and indeed are partakers of the divine nature.


 flyboy wrote:

Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead three days later, as recorded by several eyewitnesses, there is obviously something special about him.  Nobody else has done that.  The fact that he did that is not made up.  Those several eyewitnesses were willing to die horrible deaths rather than deny that Jesus rose from the dead, and most of them did die horrible deaths as a result and not one of them denied Jesus' resurrection.  Because Jesus was able to defeat death, I believe him when he claims to be the Son of God and one with God himself, so I'm going to follow him.  There's really no mystery here.

 
So the linchpin of your belief is the claim of a set of stone-age shepherds that this one guy came back to life after a magical three day period?

"Wow, that's really interesting, we'd like to talk to him, where is he now?"

"Uh, you can't, because, um, oh I know, he was bodily assumed into heaven, yeah that's it!"

Sure.

Why did this god (who apparently is his own father; just one generation removed from a country western song!) have to wait three days until almost nobody was watching in order to pop back up?

That people arguably died claiming this to be true is meaningless; people have died for dubious causes throughout history.

And why was this god born in a way that's utterly indistinguishable from any other human?  Except for the completely unverifiable virgin birth thing ... and doesn't that mean that Mary was metaphysically raped?  People back then didn't ask women for permission, you know.  "BOOM, you're pregnant and you're going to give birth ... TO ME!"

The Flying Spaghetti Monster actually makes a lot more sense.
Did this come off of the soundtrack to A Mighty Wind?
 dwhayslett wrote:

Once you realize that man created god in his own image (though that varies as to which men and which god(s)), all the so-called mysteries become a lot less mysterious.

 
Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead three days later, as recorded by several eyewitnesses, there is obviously something special about him.  Nobody else has done that.  The fact that he did that is not made up.  Those several eyewitnesses were willing to die horrible deaths rather than deny that Jesus rose from the dead, and most of them did die horrible deaths as a result and not one of them denied Jesus' resurrection.  Because Jesus was able to defeat death, I believe him when he claims to be the Son of God and one with God himself, so I'm going to follow him.  There's really no mystery here.
 flyboy wrote:

1.  Jesus is the second person in the eternal triune God, the Creator of the universe.
2.  He chose to become a man 2000 years ago.
3.  He lived a perfect and blameless life as a man.
4.  He chose to obey the Father and sacrificed Himself on a cross to pay the price for the sins of world, including yours.
5.  He did this even while knowing that you and I would commit sins 2000 years later and many would reject his offer of salvation.
6.  He rose from the dead three days later, defeating death once and for all for those that choose to follow Him.
7.  Because of this, I find it not only necessary, but a great pleasure to worship Him.
8.  I encourage you to read and study the Gospel of John. 

 
Once you realize that man created god in his own image (though that varies as to which men and which god(s)), all the so-called mysteries become a lot less mysterious.
     Yes, love this!    {#Wave}
 rdo wrote:

Do not forget...he was born 2000 years ago and he still managed to create the 5 billion year old universe...he begat himself and he sacrificed himself for my sins 2000 years before I was born for sins I never sinned..and I am supposed to worship him...
 
1.  Jesus is the second person in the eternal triune God, the Creator of the universe.
2.  He chose to become a man 2000 years ago.
3.  He lived a perfect and blameless life as a man.
4.  He chose to obey the Father and sacrificed Himself on a cross to pay the price for the sins of world, including yours.
5.  He did this even while knowing that you and I would commit sins 2000 years later and many would reject his offer of salvation.
6.  He rose from the dead three days later, defeating death once and for all for those that choose to follow Him.
7.  Because of this, I find it not only necessary, but a great pleasure to worship Him.
8.  I encourage you to read and study the Gospel of John. 
OK you got the great lyrics.  I'm sorry you did't bother to find a melody before recording.  

I deliver this snark fully aware of the irony of having just enjoyed McMurtry's Chocktaw Bingo.
 Egrey wrote:
Wow never woulda guessed they r from Sweden. Great tune
 
Yeah are they transplanted there? They have an American sounding accent.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Ziakut, you're either a misogynist or a cannibal. Not sure which is worse. 

But I kid. 
 
I'm neither thank you very much. 
My absolute least favorite track on this otherwise stellar album. This is just pure filler. 100%
3 -> 2
 flyboy wrote:
Here's something real and true.  Jesus is the answer for everything, for all things have been created through him and for him.  He is the true King of the World.

 
Do not forget...he was born 2000 years ago and he still managed to create the 5 billion year old universe...he begat himself and he sacrificed himself for my sins 2000 years before I was born for sins I never sinned..and I am supposed to worship him...
 dabeyc wrote:
ok i'll say it if no one else will. annoying as fuck.

 
Exactly. My head hurts.
Here's something real and true.  Jesus is the answer for everything, for all things have been created through him and for him.  He is the true King of the World.
 RazzCat wrote:
I like this more each time I hear it, and I already liked it a lot the first time...

 
Agreed. 5=>7
I like this more each time I hear it, and I already liked it a lot the first time...
Musical syncretism, Has many traits of mariachi music, Viva México y Suecia.
They are one of my personal great radio paradise discoveries. Especially the song "Wolf" which is just so exquistely haunting and invoking all clichés of great 60's country-folk in a really good way.
I just love First Aid Kit. 
ok i'll say it if no one else will. annoying as fuck.
I saw them a month ago in the Uppsala Bothanical gardens opening for Patti Smith.
They were good though I would have liked to hear more of Johannas mezzo voice, her younger sisters voice was grating after a while.

Patti came on an hour later and rocked our faces of. =)
Catchy is right.  I seem to keep increasing my rating.
 Egrey wrote:
Wow never woulda guessed they r from Sweden. Great tune
 
RP has a 'thing' about Scandinavia, as there are loads of Scandinavian artists played here, which has enriched my musical menu enormously.
Wow never woulda guessed they r from Sweden. Great tune
These girls are outstanding, totally gorgeous and fantastically talented, saw them live once and I still do have goosebumps... This song is not close to their best - take a closer look at the album!!

These lyrics are soooo clever and profound I must give this song a 10...
 
Que beleza. 
 ziakut wrote:

Yeah...not too crazy about this ONE song on this otherwise great album. Give the rest a try before you give up on these yummy gals.

 
Ziakut, you're either a misogynist or a cannibal. Not sure which is worse. 

But I kid. 
 Kanuffen wrote:

HEJA HEJA SVERIGE!

 

Go Go Sweden? If so," heja heja Sverige" indeed.
 kingart wrote:
Connor Oberst? 
 
Yes. Great song from one of the better albums of 2012.

Fun tune.


 samredmtn wrote:
Kind of twangy not a fan.
 
Yeah...not too crazy about this ONE song on this otherwise great album. Give the rest a try before you give up on these yummy gals.
I Think I Like it!!
What a wonderful breeze of fresh air!
I think i´m falling in love...
Great Sound, and if you can -  catch them live. They really put in the effort to interact with the audience - funny, eloquent, and not afraid to let it all go... hair swinging like something straight out of the early 70s! I saw them in Copenhagen cpl weeks ago and best gig this year for me.

HEJA HEJA SVERIGE!


these girls are wonderful - they are my new favorite and I have them pretty much on repeat on my ipod!
Kind of twangy not a fan.
3 —> 8. What was I thinking earlier? Bad mood? Who knows.
 hippiechick wrote:
A wonderful album!
 

Oh you are SO right!
 lmic wrote:
Jenny Lewis-y
 
Yep, had to take a look to see if it was or who it was.  Not bad.
 lmic wrote:
Jenny Lewis-y
  Yes. I like it.


LOVE THIS!  {#Sunny}
Jenny Lewis-y
Sweeties rapper
Interesting, nice grab Bill !
Very nice!
 kingart wrote:
Connor Oberst? 
 

I guess so. He has good taste in backup singers 


Connor Oberst? 
 Baby_M wrote:
A song which is precisely designed and performed so that it comes tantalizingly close to the boundary that separates "good" from "mediocre" without crossing over it and actually being good.
 
but that ability in it's self would make it good, no?
Agree 100% {#Dancingbanana} love it love it love it 

hippiechick wrote:
A wonderful album!
 


A wonderful album!
Brillianti! {#Clap}

Fantastic Band!


A song which is precisely designed and performed so that it comes tantalizingly close to the boundary that separates "good" from "mediocre" without crossing over it and actually being good.