Coverafbeelding ABC - King Without A Crown
  • Statistieken
  •   3 weken
  •   31 piekpositie
  •   19 punten
  •   1987

Artiestinformatie

Land   Engeland

Newwaveband uit Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Engeland, opgericht in 1980, nadat zanger Martin Fry voor zijn eigen fanzine Modern Drugs gitarist/toetsenist Mark White en saxofonist Stephen Singleton had geïnterviewd over de band Vice Versa. Fry wordt gevraagd of hij de groep wil komen versterken als leadzanger.



Ze dopen hun naam om in ABC, tezamen met basgitarist Mark Lickley en drummer David Robinson. Lickley verlaat de groep in 1981. Nog vóór de debuutalbumsessie The Lexicon of Love (1982) draagt Robinson de drumstokjes over aan David Palmer. Palmer en Singleton stappen op in 1983.



Fry en White verhuizen naar New York in 1984. David Yarrith (toetsen) en Eden (geboren als Fiona Russell-Powell; percussie) worden aan de band toegevoegd. Na 1987 blijven Fry en White alleen over.



Songtekst


Welcome to the great republic
Guess I should show you round?
Where once I was a king
And now I am a clown, oh, baby

The love that we once shared
Made a king of me
But now you're gone, but now you're gone
All I face is poverty

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

King without a heart, king without a hope

King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

Hell hath no fury (Hell hath no fury)
Like a woman scorned (Like a woman scorned)
But heaven don't boast, no, heaven don't boast
The jewel, the pretty jewel I just pawned (I just pawned)

Every cloud has a silver lining
(Every dog has its day, ahahaha)
Oh, but I guess the sun stopped shining (Shining, shining)
On the day you went away

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Yes, I'm a king (King), king without a crown

Bathed in former glory
Deposed from my throne
How do I get to tell my story?
When all get's your answerphone

But you ain't home

With the love you gave
I felt like royalty
But now you're face to face, face to face
With one ex-member of the aristocracy

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Oh, I'm a king without a crown

King without a heart, king without a hope
King without a woman, baby
Yes, I'm a king (King), king without a crown

There's no need to feel down
Yeah, just take a look around
You'll see a man who's just a man
Nothing more

A king without a crown

Songinformatie

ArtiestABC
 A-kant
Titel King Without A Crown
Lengte 04:40
Componist(en) Martin Fry, Mark White
Producer(s) Martin Fry, Mark White
Engineer(s) Martyn Webster
Mixage Julian Mendelsohn
 B-kant
Titel The Look Of Love (Live in Boston Metro 17-12-1982)
Platenlabel Mercury
Catalogusnr 888 948-7
Hoogste positie UK 44
Album Alphabet City


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