Note: I have two slightly different versions of the song here. One is Alanis Morissette's version (which I personally prefer when it comes to sound) and the other is what I think is the original version by The Police. They're only slightly different, but it still drives me nuts to post one and not the other...


King of Pain: Alanis Version
King of Pain: Police Version

King Of Pain
Alanis Morissette

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 springtide'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...

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...


King Of Pain
The Police

There's a little black spot on the sun today,
(That's my soul up there.)
It's the same old thing as yesterday...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop...
(That's my soul up there.)

I have stood here before in 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 little black spot on the sun today...
(That's my soul up there.)
It's the same old thing as yesterday...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop...
(That's my soul up there.)

I have stood here before in 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...
(That's my soul up there.)

I have stood here before in 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 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...

King of Pain...

There's a red fox torn by a huntsman's pack...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a black-winged gull with a broken back...
(That's my soul up there.)
There's a little black spot on the sun today...
It's the same old thing as yesterday...

I have stood here before in the pouring rain,
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain...
I guess I always thought you could end this reign,
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain...

King of Pain...
King of Pain...
King of Pain...
I'll always be King of Pain...