Little King

Album: Playland (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song concerns itself with the concept of entitlement. "How it is becoming endemic," Marr told Mojo magazine. "but I'm not being judgmental, just observing."
  • Marr told Q magazine the song us about, "little t--ts that go round buying up bits of the country."
  • Marr explained to NME that this song is, "specifically talking about property developers and those kinds of characters who are turning everything into a car park."

    He added: "I just don't like these people treating this country like it's their resource – and everyone going along with it, aided and abetted by our governments over the last few years. So in a song like that. I just went with it, and rode with it."

    Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi," especially the lyric "They paved paradise and put up the parking lot" comes to mind as a similar poke at property developers. Most of Mitchell's song deals with environmental concerns.

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