King Of The World

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When you're the king there isn't anywhere to go but down. Full of catchy hooks and layered vocals.

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King Of The World

I saw Elvis at the bus station, he was waiting for number 9
Headed up to the northern territory, he needs a place to hide
He said "nobody knows my sorrow, nobody knows my pain.
I was king of the world."

Martha Stewart in her prison clothes getting ready to serve her time
Stock prices fell when the verdict came down,
now she needs a place to hide.
She said "nobody knows my sorrow, nobody knows my pain.
I was king of the world."

(chorus)
When you're king of the world the grass looks green
to folks on the other side.
There's no overdue bills, there's no red lights
and you can sleep throughout the night
In the river of money we all get wet
Temptation comes along
They'll lift you up, they will tear you down
When you're king of the world
You are king of the world.

Micheal Jackson danced to the top when he was a little kid
He rode the charts and he thrilled our hearts
now our hearts are thrilled away
He said "nobody knows my sorrow, nobody knows my pain.
I was king of the world."

(chorus)

Mark Zuckerberg in his college dorm writing code late at night
He changed our face and he changed our books
now we're all chasing likes
We say "nobody knows our sorrow, nobody knows our pain.
I was king of the world."

(chorus)

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from Vintage Blend, released October 15, 2019

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Manitoba Hal Shelburne, Nova Scotia

For over 15 years, Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has been forging a career as one of Canada’s most preeminent roots and blues multi-instrumentalists.

His original songs have become modern classics and his take on standards and popular blues songs of the past have brought him to the forefront of the Canadian and international blues scene.
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