Oedipus

Regina Spektor

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Regina Spektor
album: Track 2 in album Songs
release date: 2002
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 4:52
composer: Regina Spektor
lyricist: Regina Spektor

Album Information

label: [no label]
country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

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Lyrics

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I'm the king's thirty second son
Born to him the night still young
And that's all I was wearing

But not at all a sex machine
Thought the world to be quite obscene
And we remain quite strangers
And to see me made her awful sad
And to see me made her awful

And all it took was thirty second's time
Had a chamber maid and a chamber pot
There's thirty one others I can be
Someimtes I'd stand by the royal wall
And I stood on my toes to catch a glimpse
And she retired to her chamber

And to touch me made her awful sad
And to touch me made her awful

And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Then one morning I woke up
Thirty two's still a goddamn number
Gonna make it count
Gonna oh oh
Thirty two's still a goddamn number
Gonna make it count
Gonna oh oh
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king

There's thirty one others just like me
There's thirty one others after that
Sometimes I stand by the royal gate
And they scream
And they scream
Long live the king,

And to touch me made her awful sad
And to touch me made her awful
And one morning I woke up
Then one morning I woke up and I thought Rex, Rex, Rex
And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Thirty two's still counts
Gonna make it count

Thirty two's still a goddamn number
Thirty two's still a goddamn number
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Samson
  • 2 Oedipus
  • 3 Prisoners
  • 4 Reading Time With Pickle
  • 5 Consequence of Sounds
  • 6 Daniel Cowman
  • 7 Bon idée
  • 8 Aching to Pupate
  • 9 Lounge
  • 10 Lacrimosa
  • 11 Lulliby
  • 12 Ne me quitte pas