The Police: King of Pain Meaning
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Song Released: 1984
King of Pain Lyrics
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in the high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world...
Without a doubt, a song about depression; in fact, Sting admitted as much. As the song progresses, the imagery becomes dark, and even borderline grizzly. I like that the verses are all done in minor chords, but not so, the refrains. Not sure what that signifies, but it's a great song by which to get drunk, when alone, by playing repeatedly.
anonymous Sep 24th, 2014 9:48pm report
It is a man of conscience reaching out to his higher power "to end this reign". Mankinds ability and desire to bring about suffering and loss in this world. The black spot on the sun is symbolic to the dark soul of mankind.
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