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Pierce The Veil – King For A Day lyrics

Vic:
Dare me to jump off of this Jersey bridge
Kellin:
I
bet you never had a Friday night like this
Vic:
Keep
it up keep it up lets raise our hands
Kellin:
I take a look up in the sky and I see red
Vic:
Red for the cancer, red for the wealthy,
Red for the drink that's mixed with suicide.
Kellin:
Everything
red.

Kellin:
Please
, won't you push me for the last time,
Lets scream until
there's nothing left
So sick of
playing, I don't want this anymore.
The thought of you is no fucking fun.
You want a martyr, I'll be one
Because enough's enough
,
We're done.

Vic:
You told
me, "think about it"
Well I did, now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore
I'm tired of
begging for the things that I want,
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.

Vic:
The thing
I think I love
Will surely bring me pain
Intoxication, paranoia, and a lot
of fame
Three cheers for throwing up

Pubescent drama queen
You make me sick, I make it worse by drinking late.

Kellin:
(Scream) Until there's nothing left
So sick of playing, I don't want to anymore
The thought of you is no
fucking fun
You want a martyr I'll be one
Because enough's enough we're done

Vic:
You told me, "think about it", well I did
Now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore
I'm tired of begging for the things that I want
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.

Kellin:
Imagine living like a king
someday.
A single night without a ghost in the walls.
And if the bass shakes the
earth underground.

Vic & Kellin:
We'll start a new revolution NOW!

Vic:
(Alright here we go)
Hail Mary, forgive me
Blood for blood, hearts beating
Come at
me, now this is war
Fuck with this new beat

Oh

Vic:
NOW!
Kellin:
Terror begins inside a bloodless vein
Vic:
I was just a product of the street youth rage
Kellin:
Born in this world without a voice
or say
Vic:
Caught in the spokes with an abandoned
brain
Kellin:
I know you well but this ain't a game
Vic:
Blow the smoke in diamond shape
Vic & Kellin:
Dying is a gift so,
Just close your eyes and rest in peace

Vic:
You told me "think about it"
;, well I did
Now I don't wanna feel a thing anymore

I'm tired of begging for the things that I want
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the
floor.

Kellin:
Imagine living like a king someday.
A single night without a ghost in the walls.
We are the shadows screaming take us now

Vic:
We'd rather die than live to rust
on the ground.
Shit



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  • u
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    The song is totally a battle with "god". He feels for the dead souls and he sees and feels their pleads all around. He looks up at the sky and he sees blood shed by those who were taken by cancer, wealth, and those who took their own lives. He wants someone to kill him so that he can join the dead bc he's sick of playing: living. The thought of gods no f*****g fun and he's willing to be a martyr someone who is killed for their religious beliefs; and he's currently going against his by taking the deads side. He's negotiating for his death so he thought about it and he's decided death is the path for him because he's tired of begging for the things that he wants and doing nothing purposeful. The after life would be devine he thinks because he could join the great list souls. Being dead would be living the life of a king or luxury for him because he would no longer have to deal with the pain of the dead because he has joined them, and if the bass hits the earth underground that will awake the dead and they will start a revolution with the living. Bring the dead back to life is against religion so he's asking virgin marry to forgive him for starting this but this is now war. The attack and the bringing the dead back to life is explained in the bridge "now terror begins inside a bloodless vein... " zombies! You can tell he thinks highly of joing the dead souls because dying is a gift so close your eyes and rest in peace. This also signifies taking the livings lives for their own good. And the song ends with once again having death as the higher option because they are the shadows screaming take us now (back to the after life) they'd rather die to live to rust on the ground.
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    I think it's about commiting suicide. It says, "you told me think about it well I did. Now I don't want to feel a thing anymore". By saying that they don't want to feel a thing anymore, they're pretty much saying that they're done with living, and feeling pain. They're tired of just nothingness; being bullied, and being pushed around. Also, there are tons of references to suicide in the song.
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  • u
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    In the music viddeo they are both bossed around by. Well the boss of the bank? I think they are working at. So from the music video view id say they are imagining being boss for the day and not taking any orders because to a company the boss is the king and no body questions the boss(king) so I think that's the point in the song.
    (srry if its not a good description just a 14yr old ptv & sws fan_jess).
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  • u
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    I think they are talking about a life they were hoping for when they wanted to be famous(imagine living like a king someday) and coming to realize that fame isn't all everyone expects it to be(I'm oversleeping like a dog on the floor, so sick of playing, I don't want to anymore). Dealing with crazy fans(the thing I think I love with surely brign me pain, pubescent drama queen, three cheers for throwing up) and in the end, how happy they will be to remembered when they are gone and their fans are still around(dying is a gift so close your eyes and rest in peace).
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  • u
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    This song is about someone who is planning to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge because they are pushed around to the point of not wanting to take it anymore. They have been contemplating sucked for a while, and they want to go numb.
    Then there is a part of the song where they describe a bulimic person who's doing it for the popularity (maybe them or a dead person?).
    They ask God to forgive them for what they're about to do. There is a war raging in their head. "Hail Mary, forgive me
    Blood for blood, hearts beating Come at me, now this is war!"
    The protagonist is terrified about what is about to happen ("Now terror begins inside a bloodless vein"), but they are gone past the breaking point. They are ready. ("We'd rather die than live to rust on the ground"), and they jump. They change their mind, but too late ("Shit") .
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