Manhattan
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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I like to dance all night
It summons the day
That's how I play
Yeah that's how I play

I said who are you
No matter who you are
So we dance all night
And dance all day

I say
I say

We're gonna fuel the fire
We're gonna stoke it up
We're gonna sip this wine
And pass the cup

Who needs avenues
Who needs reservoirs
We're gonna show this town
How to kiss these stars

I say
I say

I'm on a hunt to kill
I'm gonna skin the hide
A yelp and scream
And away I ride

I'll never top this view
I'll never fall aground
It's all for you
For what you found

I say
I say
I say
I say

It's gonna take your hand
It's gonna drive you home




It's gonna keep on, keep on, keep on
And then forever roam

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Manhattan" by Kings of Leon depict the singer's experience of enjoying the night by dancing while looking forward to the beginning of the day. The opening lines "I like to dance all night, it summons the day" indicate that the singer has an appreciation for the simple things in life and how they affect his perspective. The chorus "We're gonna fuel the fire, we're gonna stoke it up" follows with an upbeat tune that accentuates the desire to enjoy life without worrying too much about the future. The singer also feels a sense of purpose in being in the moment, as "Who needs avenues, who needs reservoirs, we're gonna show this town how to kiss these stars" suggests.


As the song progresses, the singer takes on a more aggressive attitude, expressing a desire to go on a relentless hunt and to never settle for anything less than the best. The lyrics "I'm on a hunt to kill, I'm gonna skin the hide" depict the determination and a single-minded focus of the person. At the same time, the singer acknowledges that the journey is not just for his own sake, but also for others. The lines "It's all for you, for what you found" suggest that the singer aims to share his experience and the sense of liberation that comes with it.


Overall, "Manhattan" is a song that celebrates the power of living in the present and being true to oneself. The lyrics combine metaphors of dance, fire, hunting, and journey to portray the different aspects of this experience, while the melody and the rhythm create a sense of excitement and energy.


Line by Line Meaning

I like to dance all night
I enjoy dancing all night long


It summons the day
Dancing all night long makes the day start


That's how I play
Dancing all night long is my way of having fun


Yeah that's how I play
Yes, this is my preferred way of having fun


I said who are you
I asked the person who they were


No matter who you are
Their answer doesn't matter to me, I'll still have fun


So we dance all night
We proceed to dance all night long together


And dance all day
We continue to dance even after the sun comes up


We're gonna fuel the fire
We will ignite our passion and excitement


We're gonna stoke it up
We will intensify our enthusiasm


We're gonna sip this wine
We will relax and enjoy our wine


And pass the cup
We will share the wine with each other


Who needs avenues
We don't need fancy streets


Who needs reservoirs
We don't need big bodies of water


We're gonna show this town
We will impress this city


How to kiss these stars
We will show how to reach for the stars and follow our dreams


I'm on a hunt to kill
I am searching with determination


I'm gonna skin the hide
I will be successful in my mission


A yelp and scream
I hear noises from the hunted animal


And away I ride
I succeed in my task and leave the scene


I'll never top this view
I will never have a better experience


I'll never fall aground
I will keep succeeding and not fail


It's all for you
All my success is dedicated to you


For what you found
For what you have discovered and taught me


It's gonna take your hand
I will hold your hand and support you


It's gonna drive you home
I will take you back home safely


It's gonna keep on, keep on, keep on
We will continue to move forward


And then forever roam.
And continue to wander for the rest of our lives




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill

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@BigDaddy-vr2ut

Lyrics:


like to dance all night
It summons the day
That's how I play
Yeah that's how I play
I said who are you
No matter who you are
So we dance all night
And dance all day
I say
I say
We're gonna fuel the fire
We're gonna stoke it up
We're gonna sip this wine
And pass the cup
Who needs avenues
Who needs reservoirs
We're gonna show this town
How to kiss these stars
I say
I say
I'm on a hunt to kill
I'm gonna skin the hide
A yelp and scream
And away I ride
I'll never top…



@elkanikas3831

I like to dance all night
It summons the day
That's how I play
Yeah that's how I play

I said who are you
No matter who you are
So we dance all night
And dance all day

I say
I say

We're gonna fuel the fire
We're gonna stoke it up
We're gonna sip this wine
And pass the cup

Who needs avenues
Who needs reservoirs
We're gonna show this town
How to kiss these stars

I say
I say

I'm on a hunt to kill
I'm gonna skin the hide
A yelp and scream
And away I ride

I'll never top this view
I'll never fall aground
It's all for you
For what you found

I say
I say
I say
I say

It's gonna take your hand
It's gonna drive you home
It's gonna keep on, keep on, keep on
And then forever roam



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@EasyBreezy41

2:31 And then forever roooaaahooaaammm... chills

@jamesheath7601

One of the best songs ever made

@miclittlefair4960

Prove it. Nah, top ten tho

@TheCoreyClark

Agreed

@christopherobrien7115

This is one there top 5 songs

@dyal4505

objectively correct

@muthinjama

Very underrated

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@kerryshaw1930

One of their best songs in my opinion 👏🏼❤️

@expertonmusic

is one of the rare good song of kings of leon. its an overated band actually. This one and mollys chamber is probably their 2 best songs

@topherpetrole1136

Makes two of us!

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