King
Savage After Midnight Lyrics


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I′m puttin' my foot down, we′ll finally end this
No warnings, no witness
Seethe conviction, I fight through my eyes
They're gonna know that
The blind sheep, they'll follow, they′re gonna know that
Fuck your masquerade

I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd
You′re puttin' on a show
Put your knives down, I′m bringin' my guns out
So everybody knows
You′re a lie, you're a fake, you cannot hide your face
I'm callin′ you out now, king of the in crowd

I figured out all your patterns
Then puttin′ it all together
They're gonna know that
The blind sheep, they′ll follow, they're gonna know that
Fuck your masquerade

I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd
You′re puttin' on a show
Put your knives down, I'm bringin′ my guns out
So everybody knows
You′re a lie, you're a fake, you cannot hide your face
I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd

I hope you choke when you think of me
When you fall, you break your knees
Every time you die, you see my face
Who crowned you king?
I hope you choke when you think of me
When you fall, you break your knees
Every time you die, you see my face
Who crowned you king?

I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd
You′re puttin' on a show
Put your knives down, I'm bringin′ my guns out
So everybody knows
You′re a lie, you're a fake, you cannot hide your face
I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd

I hope you choke when you think of me
When you fall, you break your knees
Every time you die, you see my face
Who crowned you king?
So everybody knows
I hope you choke when you think of me




When you fall, you break your knees
I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "King" by Savage After Midnight seem to talk about standing up against someone who portrays themselves as the king of the in-crowd despite being fake and manipulative. The singer expresses a strong determination to end this person's reign and reveal their true nature to those who blindly follow them. The lines "I'm putting my foot down, we'll finally end this, no warnings, no witness" convey a sense of urgency and the willingness to take drastic action to confront the king.


The chorus "I'm calling you out now, king of the in-crowd, you're putting on a show, put your knives down, I'm bringin' my guns out, so everybody knows" reflects the singer's defiance and willingness to face the king head-on. The phrase "put your knives down, I'm bringin' my guns out" symbolizes the singer's choice to use bold and direct methods, rather than sneaky and underhanded ones that the king might use. The repeated phrase, "fuck your masquerade" highlights the singer's disdain for the king's false and superficial persona.


The final lines "every time you die, you see my face, who crowned you king?" suggest a sense of satisfaction on the singer's part for finally standing up to the king and putting an end to their false reign.


Overall, "King" is an anthem against fake and manipulative people who portray themselves as kings of the in-crowd. The song encourages listeners to stand up for what's right and not let themselves be blindly led by such people.


Line by Line Meaning

I′m puttin' my foot down, we′ll finally end this
I am making a decision to take action to bring this situation to an end.


No warnings, no witness
I will not give any warning, and there will be no witnesses because I am taking action alone.


Seethe conviction, I fight through my eyes
My conviction is so strong that it emanates through my eyes, and I will fight for what I believe in.


They're gonna know that
Everyone will know that I am taking action and making a stand.


The blind sheep, they'll follow, they′re gonna know that
Those who blindly follow others will become aware that I am taking action and making a difference.


Fuck your masquerade
I will not tolerate any deception or pretending. I am calling out the truth.


I′m callin' you out now, king of the in crowd
I am calling out the person who is the leader of the popular crowd.


You′re puttin' on a show
You are pretending to be someone you are not, and you are only putting on a facade.


Put your knives down, I′m bringin' my guns out
I am escalating the situation and bringing forth the big guns to confront you.


So everybody knows
I am doing this publicly so that everyone is aware and no one is left in ignorance.


You′re a lie, you're a fake, you cannot hide your face
You are fake and trying to hide your true self by pretending to be something you are not.


I hope you choke when you think of me
I want you to feel the weight of your actions and the consequences of your dishonesty.


When you fall, you break your knees
You will be brought down to your knees because of your deceitful behavior.


Every time you die, you see my face
You will never forget this confrontation, and I will always be on your mind.


Who crowned you king?
I am questioning your authority and how you came to be the leader of the group.




Writer(s): Christopher Calib Brown, Christopher Stephen Eubank, James Thomas Shaheen Iii, Jeremiah Thomas Lipscomb, John Thomas Falls, Landon Christian Fox

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