King Rides By

Songfacts®:

  • Cat Power's fans had an early Crimbo surprise when the singer-songwriter released her first original song since 2008 just before Christmas 2011. An MP3 of the song was made available on Cat Power's official site, in exchange for a donation of at least $0.99 to the Festival of Children Foundation and the Ali Forney Center charities.
  • The song was originally recorded for Cat Power's's 1996 album What Would The Community Think but wasn't included on the final track listing.
  • Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao stars in the song's music video, which features him working out on a speed bag, with his punches in almost perfect synch with the track's rhythm.
  • Don't have this song on your Sun album? You'll have to get the Japanese version where it appears as a bonus track.

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