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Wish I may, wish I might
Have this I wish tonight
Are you satisfied?
Dig for gold, dig for fame
You dig to make your name
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you've chased

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown, King Nothing?
Where's your crown?

Hot and cold, bought and sold
A heart as hard as gold
Are you satisfied?
Wish I might, wish I may
You wish your life away
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you've chased

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown, King Nothing?
Where's your crown?

I wish I may, I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight
I want that star, I want it now
I want it all and I don't care how

Careful what you wish
Careful what you say
Careful what you wish, you may regret it
Careful what you wish, you just might get

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown, King Nothing?

Nothing

You're just nothing
Where's your crown, King Nothing?
You're just nothing
Absolutely nothing

Off to never-never land



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  • U
    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 12:59 am
    Reminds me of my step mother who wished to destroy my family, she wanted to push us away from my father and she got what she wished for, i never abandoned my father, but when he past away last year i abandoned her. And now shes "queen" nothing. May she burn in hell
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    As for me, thise song gotta kick us back to what we are indeed when we start thinking too much of ourselves. Thise song is also about lie, when it crushes down the only thing you ve got is the crown of 'king nothing'; we often think abot things we wanna reach and sometimes don't care about the way we do it and it comes to danger of desire, thats why we should beware what we wish
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    ChrisDClinkinemJan 15, 2012 at 6:48 am
    I use this song whenever i'm playing call of duty and i meet someone who says they're the best player ever. They think they're the best just because they can shoot a pixelated gun with pixelated bullets. I always scream at them "wheres your crown king nothing" at the top of my lungs
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    RideThisLightningApr 8, 2010 at 11:24 am
    To be honest, I lost count of how much stuff get their names from Metallica songs. Ive been in a lot of bands: Sanitarium, King Nothing, The Four Horsemen (Even if after a year, there were five of us cuz of changes in lineup), The Band That Should Not Be. My name came from Metallica, theres an online writer on writers-network named PhantomLord.. Man, thats a lot..

    Anyway, to me this song is kind of MetalMikeJr's meaning + Alternatov's.. Like how someone important thinking their better than everyone else, and that they wish without thinking, but "when it all crashes down, and you break your crown, you point your finger but theres no one around".. So.. Where's you crown King Nothing?

    Oh, and yes, It's necessary to capitalize Metallica, they are Gods to me
  • Justin5043
    Justin5043Feb 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    This song says 'be careful what u wish...careful what u say...careful what u wish u just might get it' i think its telling use all to look before we leap and to evaluate the situation

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