The Bucket

Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • Kings of Leon was popular in the UK long before they got much attention in their homeland of America. "The Bucket" is a track from their second album; it was written after a UK tour where they played to throngs of fans before returning to America where they were still rather obscure. "It was about me being famous for the time and about the girls I had finally experienced," Caleb Followill said in Entertainment Weekly.
  • According to lead singer Caleb Followill, the first verse was written through the eyes of the band's manager, the man responsible for getting them cigarettes at 3 a.m. and fixing the zippers on their shoes.

Comments: 5

  • Giselle from Birmingham, AlI read that Caleb wrote this song about Jared. It makes a lot of sense. They were touring a lot, and Jared's the youngest (eighteen). It's basically Caleb's observations about Jared (how he's dealing with the fame), and the things that would get on his nerves. look at it in the context of the song, "I'll be the one to show you the way, you'll be the one to always complain. three in the morning come a bang bang bang, 'all out of fags and I just can't wait.' " another clue is in the last verse when he says "I hate the way you talk, your Japanese scream." not only is Jared known for his girly laugh... the first bass he played was Japanese. But at the end of the day, as cliché as it may be, it's about brotherly love, "always remember the pact that we made. too young to die, but old is the grave."
  • Mike from Chicago, Ili think this song is about suicide "u kick the bucket and ill swing my legs" swing my legs meaning hang myself. also "too young to die but old is a grave" i think thats about the fear of growing old and saying that becoming old is just as bad as dying
  • Josh from Trenton, IlThis is the song that got me hooked on this band
    Great Band
  • Nick from Seattle, Albaniai heard this song was about jareds changing emotions, how the band got famous when he was really young.
  • Matt from Houston, Txawesome band ... first comment
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