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King For A Day Lyrics

Started at the age of 4.
My mother went to the grocery store.
Went sneaking through her bedroom door to find something in a size 4.

Sugar and spice and everything nice wasn't made for only girls.
GI Joe in panty hose is making room for the...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2009 report

    This song is obviously about crossdressing. It is NOT about being gay. Being gay and crossdressing are two completely different things, and it's pretty homophobic to assume otherwise.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 9th 2009 report

    Um, I'm not saying you guys are wrong, I'm just saying that the song doesn't say it happened at the age of four, it says it started at the age of four. Which means that the person in the song continues to do it after that. I'm not saying its a true story or anything.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2006 report

    I am not sure why no one has interperted this song yet because it's pretty much the best song ever. King for a day is about a boy who likes to wear girl clothes basically.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2021 report

    It's about a cross-dresser, I'm pretty sure. Idk if it was about Billie doing it or whatever but it's about a cross dresser.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2017 report

    okay look guys this song is about Billie being Bi and saying just because we like different things doesnt mean we different in a bad way

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  6. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2012 report

    Most people have this right. Its about cross-dressing and having fun doing it.

    "King for a day, princess by dawn"

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2011 report

    It's about a crossdresser (and, not trying to be mean or anything, but I'm 13 and I know to use the word 'crossdresser'. You guys just sound stupid saying 'a guy who dresses like a girl').

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2010 report

    The song is about cross-dressing. (Yeah, thats the educated way to say a guy who dresses like a girl) 'Started at the age of four' doesn't mean he started cross-dressing then, just that he thought his mom had better (so to say) clothes then his father. 'Daddy threw me in therapy' just tells about how he had troubles at home since the father was probably a homophobe. 'Who put the drag in the drag queen' just emphisizes how people are always making it hard for the narrator.

    This is by far my favorite song like ever, and this is just how *I* saw it.

  9. shanebob
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    Nov 14th 2009 report

    This song is about pink from have a cigar

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  10. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2008 report

    K, "Started at the age of 4" Meaning he did this when he was four. (I'm not saying its a real story). And then when his father walks in the room. He takes him to therapy. He isn't gay HE'S 4 YOU DON'T MAKE THE DECISION OF BEING GAY, STRAIGHT, OR BI TILL LATER IN YOUR LIFE. And "wait till the guys get a load of me" obviously meant the kid thought that wearing a thong was cool, yet he didn't know what he was doing.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2008 report

    No no no. It was written by Tre Cool, and its not a true story, but it's about him being a little boy [probly about 4 or 5] and he goes into his moms room and finds a leather thong and thinks that it is kings clothing, so he wears it thinking that his friends will be impressed [wait till all the guys get a load of me]

    Yeah, it was probably written when they were stoned, what do you expect, it made sense to them! It's a fun song anyways

  12. anonymous
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    May 1st 2008 report

    I think when everything falls apart at the end is showing he failed to make people understand him and his habits.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2008 report

    I wonder if he's kind of making a sick joke when he says
    "all the guys get a 'load' of me." I could be just really gross but...idk.

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  14. sunnydays
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    Nov 30th 2007 report

    It's about living life as a normal guy during the day and dressing up as a girl in the evenings.

  15. Angelmisty
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    Jul 13th 2007 report

    It's about a trans dresser and how his father caught him and sent him to therapy

  16. Anonymous101
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    Mar 30th 2007 report

    A very funny song about being gay!

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  17. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2006 report

    This song is a good one, but it's about a gay dude pretty much. He wears girl clothes and gets put in therapy...

  18. tiger
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    Oct 19th 2006 report

    It is a gay boy that likes to act as a girl and that would feel like a "king for a day" if others acepted his opinion and thoughts

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