Watch The Lyric Video For DJ Shadow's 'Kings And Queens' Single feat. Run The Jewels

Watch The Lyric Video For DJ Shadow's 'Kings And Queens' Single feat. Run The Jewels

DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels
"Kings And Queens"
Official Lyric Video
Taken for the album, 'Our Pathetic Age', which is available to stream & cop on your preferred digital retailer and/or streaming platform

Catch DJ Shadow on tour in 2020:

  • 2/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
  • 2/21 – Paris, France @ Trianon
  • 2/22 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ La Madeleine
  • 2/24 – Berlin, Germany @ Metropol
  • 2/27 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers
  • 2/28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
  • 2/29 – Brixton, London, UK @ 02 Academy Brixton

Animated & Directed by Adam Dunn (Evil Ice Cream Pictures)
@phantomsloth

Kings & Queens lyrics

Greetings to all
Greetings to all

Greetings to all
Here from the edge of a wall
Up on a ledge where I’ll fall
Might be the way to make sense of it all
Certainly worked for the dog

I’m talking pet of my momma’s momma
Grandmamama
Jumped for his life, lost it instead
Didn’t like heights, I gotta guess
Liked starving to death even less

Living room was a badly made mess
On the inside of the room there’s no breath
Pardon me if I get it wrong
We never met this is only a song
I heard the story just once with my mom
She said the bottles you held didn’t last very long
When you gave out no one knew that you’d gone
Or knew that you couldn’t bring food to the dog

Damn look at that beast
Licking the unanimated cheeks of the deceased
Little white noise coming out the TV
Women on floor in a heap
Go to the balcony cracked
Just enough to hear honking of horns in the street

Wonder how long little Fluffy just stood there and stared
Knowing it’s either he jump or not eat
Some families don’t rise they drop from the sky
Four little paws and a bark to the gods
All for the death of the queen of New York

Mama took that and fought with those odds
It’s in the blood, Fluffy just jumped
To me he’s always been a hero unsung
Momma jumped too like fuck it I’m here
And Imma jump too like fuck it lets go
Cause I don’t wanna see no other clear road
It’s just get dead or grow to get old
Really can’t risk not taking that risk
Fluffy done jumped, how am I gon’ ditch
Backflip the fuck off a cliff ya lil bitch
In front of foundation
Make a quick wish
RTJ don’t fall from grace
Have a great day
Get the bag get away

There’s never a test too major
No matter what time may bring
The weapons amassed to break us
Made us Kings and Queens

There’s never a test too major
No matter what time may bring
The weapons amassed to break us
Made us Kings and Queens
Kings and Queens

Something bout the feel of this beat making me think of Denise
That was my momma, also Delevy & Shondra
But we raised by Betty and that story heavy
But right now the focus is Five Finger Freddie
Who work for Big Eddie who drove in a Chevy the color of spaghetti
And he sold her lettuce and lettuce is actually weed

I know you actually know cause
You ain’t no actual hoe
I had to be about nine at the time
This had to be ‘84 so
Mama was pretty and Freddie was petty
So he played my mom like a lame
But he did not know that Denise was a beast
She flipped on his ass insane

A stick and a stab
A stick and a stab
He couldn’t get ahold of her hand
A stick and a stab
A stick and a stab
My momma was whuppin’ a man

Fuckboi Freddie weren’t ready
Playin’ with Denise ‘bout feddy
Got left bloody and messy
Learnt my lesson and my lesson was
Be impeccable with your word
Even dope boys on the curb
You’re a king
Say what you mean and mean your word
Or you might get fucked up left out leakin’
Like Freddy on the side of the curb
With a bloodstained hand, momma still fixed my clothes
Told me stand like a man and never fold for these hoes

There’s never a test too major
No matter what time may bring
The weapons amassed to break us
Made us Kings and Queens

There’s never a test too major
No matter what time may bring
The weapons amassed to break us
Made us Kings and Queens
Kings and Queens