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King of the World  First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit - King of the World (2012)
Transcribed 18/1-2012 by Jon Malmin (
Tuning: Standard E (Capo 5th fret!)
Very simple and fun song. The chord progression is the same all the way through,
(except for the short trumpet interludes) so I'm just giving you chords for the first
few lines. Then you can listen to the song and learn the rest. Don't forget the capo!
Intro: C G C G C G D D
At[C] ten in the m[G]orning I was l[C]aughing at s[G]omething
[C]At the ai[G]rport t[D]erminal
At n[C]ine in the e[G]vening [C]I was si[G]tting c[C]rying to y[G]ou o[D]ver the phone
While[C] passing the b[G]order from a s[C]tate to an[G]other
Filled with p[C]eople w[G]hom I couldn't he[D]lp to relate to
And we stopped a while at a roadside restaurant
Where the waitress was sitting outside smoking in her car
She had that look of total fear in her eyes
And as we drove away from there she looked at me and she smiled
I keep running around, trying to find the ground
But my head is in the stars my feet are in the sky
Well I'm nobody's baby, I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing, I'm the kii--ing of the world
Interlude backing chords: G C G C G C D D
And once you asked me well what's my biggest fear
That things would always remain so unclear
That one day I'd wake up all alone
With a big family and emptiness deep in my bones
That I would be so blinded, turn a deaf ear
And that my fake laugh would suddenly sound sincere
Now I wasn't born for anything
Wasn't born to say anything
I'm just here now and soon I'll be gone
I'm nobody's baby, I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing, I'm the kiii--ing of the world
(Interlude again)
Now every day there's a short intermission
While I sleep they start dimming the lights
But I've seen everything I ever want to see
Screaming "FIRE!!" in the theater, people taking their seats
Watch it all go down like the stone in the stream
You fall for your reflection, you drown in the dream
Tell me something real, tell me something true
I just want to feel there's something left that I can do
But I'm nobody's baby, I'm everybody's girl
I'm the queen of nothing, I'm the kiii-ing of the world
(Another interlude, then the song ends with a C)

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