#02347
When I Am King (Great Big Sea) video
#177 YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Wake up without a care,
Your head's not heavy, your conscience clear;
Sins are all forgiven here,
Yours and mine.
Fear has gone without a trace,
It's the perfect time and the perfect place:
Nothin' hurt, nothin' sore.
No one suffers anymore,
The doctor found a simple cure
Just in time.

All these things if I were king
Would all appear around me.
The world will sing when I am king.
The world will sing when I am king.

Ah, she walks right in, she don't even knock,
It's the girl you lost to the high school jock;
She shuts the door, turns the lock,
And she takes your hand.
She says she always felt a fool,
For picking the captain over you:
She wonders if you miss her,
Says she always told her sister,
That you're the best damn kisser
That she's ever had.

All these things if I were king
Would all appear around me.
The world will sing when I am king.
The world will sing when I am king.

Daylight waits to shine
until the moment you awaken,
So you never miss the dawn;
No question now,
you know which road you're taking,
Lights all green,
the radio plays just the perfect song.

Well the war's been won,
All the fights are fought;
And you find yourself in just the spot,
In a place where everybody's got a song to sing.
Just like the final movie scene:
The prince will find his perfect queen,
The hero always saves the world,
The villains get what they deserve,
The boy will always get the girl,
When I am king.

All these things if I were king
Would all appear around me;
The world will sing when I am king.
All these things if I were king
Would all appear around me.
Ah, the world will sing when I am king.
The world will sing when I am king.
The world will sing when I am king.

####.... Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea © Carlin America Inc
Recorded by Great Big Sea from St John's, NL (Something Beautiful, trk#2, 2004, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Courage And Patience And Grit: Great Big Sea In Concert, trk#15, 2006, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

The video above features a live performance by Great Big Sea at the Grey Cup Gala Concert, Saddledome, Calgary, in November 2009.


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