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Steely Dan – King Of The World lyrics

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    I always wondered about the lyrics to this tune. I think it may be about an apocolyptic event like a meteor crashing and/or ice age begining again.
    No marigolds in the promised land. There's a hole in ground where they used to grow.
    Therefore anyone one the left of the rio grande is usually in the climate zone where it would be safe. I don't think he was favoring mexicans for any other particular reason. Either way, it's one of my favorite steely dan songs. Maybe I'm way off? It seems like it could fit that theme. I wonder what fagan says?
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