King of Pain Lyrics

Alanis Morissette


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 10 in album MTV Unplugged
release date: 1999-11-22
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Post Rock
length: 4:06
producer: Alanis Morissette
mixer: Chris Fogel
recorded by: Mark Hutchins and Renato Petruzziello
background vocals: Deron Johnson
mastering: Don Bartley
additional sound engineer: Brent Clark
additional editor: Oscar Gaona
assistant sound engineer: Paul Pilsneniks
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Cover Art

Alanis Morissette MTV Unplugged cover art
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There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
There's a flag-pole rag and the wind won't stop

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall
That's my soul up there
There's a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
That's my soul up there
There's a blue whale beached by a springtime's ebb
That's my soul up there
There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

And there's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
There's a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread

There's a red fox torn by a huntsman's pack
There's a black-winged gull with a broken back
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the queen of pain

Queen of pain
I'll always be queen of pain
I'll always be queen of pain


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You Learn
  • 2 Joining You
  • 3 No Pressure Over Cappuccino
  • 4 That I Would Be Good
  • 5 Head Over Feet
  • 6 Princes Familiar
  • 7 I Was Hoping
  • 8 Ironic
  • 9 These R the Thoughts
  • 10 King of Pain
  • 11 You Oughta Know
  • 12 Uninvited