Kings and Queens

Album: Draw The Line (1977)
Charted: 70
  • Long ago in days untold
    Were ruled by lords of greed
    Maidens fared with gold they dared
    To bare their wombs that bleed
    Kings and queens and guillotines
    Taking lives denied
    Starch and parchment laid the laws
    When bishops took the ride
    Only to deceive
    Oh I know I
    Lived this life afore
    Somehow I know now
    Truths I must be sure
    Tossin', turnin', nightmares burnin'
    Dreams of swords in hand
    Sailing ships, the Viking spits
    The blood of father's land
    Only to deceive
    Living times of knights and mares
    Raising swords for maidens fair
    Sneer at death, fear only loss of pride
    Living other centuries
    Deja vu or what you please
    Follows true to all who do or die
    Screams of no reply
    They died
    Screams of no reply
    And died
    Died
    Lordy, Lordy, they died Writer/s: BRAD WHITFORD, JACK DOUGLAS, JOSEPH KRAMER, STEVEN TYLER, TOM HAMILTON
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 18, 1978, Aerosmith were one of the ten acts to perform at the 'Cal Jam II' concert at the Ontario Motor Speedway outside of Los Angeles, California, an estimated 350,000 fans were in attendance...
    At the time Aerosmith's "Kings and Queens" was at #74 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, two weeks later it would peak at #70 {for 2 weeks}, and the second week it was at #70 was also it's fifth and final week on the Top 100...
    It reached #77 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1973 and 2012 the Boston-based quintet had thirty-one records on the Top 100 chart, eight make the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", and it debut on the Top 100 at #1 on October 30th, 1998, it remained in the top spot for four weeks...
    "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was featured in the movie 'Armageddon'* and was nominated for the Academy Award for 'Best Original Song', the Oscar went to "When You Believe" from the film 'The Prince of Egypt'...?
    * Liv Tyler, Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler's daughter, played the part of Grace Stamper in 'Armageddon".
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