New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Written by Skip Battin and Kim Fowley

Fat ugly fat man swam
In a red tire made of stone,
A painted lady paddled next to him
With two poodles on her lap.
Garbo quietly picked a flower
While the chauffeur won his check again,
And Barrymore took a noon day nap
And diamonds fell like rain.
Cisco Kid had a bald-headed waitress
Trapped 'neath a bed of brass.
The French cook served them chocolate ants
And some cold cuts on the grass.
Louella ripped her zebra pants
In the Polo Lounge
And Errol Flynn was not let in
Cause he was coming down

Up in Xanadu diamonds fell like rain.
Citizen Kane was king, poor Citizen Kane!

Valentino suddenly appeared
In his midnight blue tuxedo
Had a falcon on his shoulder
Eating chicken from his hands,
And Fatty Arbuckle waddled by
On way to the bath house green.
Frankenstein ate the leading lady
And licked the carcass clean

Up in Xanadu diamonds fell like rain
Citizen Kane was king, poor Citizen Kane



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/byrds/citizen_kane.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Featuredlyrics

Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×