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  • Member: dreamawake
  • Studio: DZ Studios
  • Title: King Of The Road
  • Premiered: 2009-07-28
  • Category:
    • Character Profile
  • Song:
    • Roger Miller King of the Road
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    So for years this song has been stuck in my head. It's the only thing I know about my grandfather, he loved this song and played it every Christmas. Ever since I got into smoking cigarettes again I've got a new found appreciation for it. That said, I've always been a big fan of Wonka's "King of The Road" video. The lyrics tell of a rambling man who despite being poor revels in his freedom, describing himself jokingly as the "king of the road", which is exactly what I wanted to portray in this video. I really wanted to focus on Spike and the non-action scenes in the bebop movie. I've always enjoyed Wonka's King of the Road video, but I've also always felt like it was too action packed and not focused enough on what the song is truly about.

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    Lyrics:

    Trailers for sale or rent
    Rooms to let...fifty cents.
    No phone, no pool, no pets
    I ain't got no cigarettes
    Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
    Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
    I'm a man of means by no means
    King of the road.

    Third boxcar, midnight train
    Destination...Bangor, Maine.
    Old worn out suits and shoes,
    I don't pay no union dues,
    I smoke old stogies I have found
    Short, but not too big around
    I'm a man of means by no means
    King of the road.

    I know every engineer on every train
    All of their children, and all of their names
    And every handout in every town
    And every lock that ain't locked
    When no one's around.

    I sing,
    Trailers for sale or rent
    Rooms to let, fifty cents
    No phone, no pool, no pets
    I ain't got no cigarettes
    Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
    Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
    I'm a man of means by no means
    King of the road.
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    There's a direct link up to an HD XviD right now. Tomorrow I will encode both an HD mp4 and a standard definition AVI and MP4 so nobody should have problems playing it. That's all I've got to add.

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