Dan Kilian

Dan Kilian

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 170   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

4

Song Description

Hamlet's many dilemnas are reduced to couplets in a rock song, and it's amazing how much of the spirit of the play is hidden in what could be another smart tune about teen angst.

Story Behind the Song

It's not about Johnny Cash, unless you're looking for a JC song, in which case it is.

Lyrics

The Man in Black


Everybody feels like a stepson
Every now and then
Everybody wants to go a little crazy
Everybody wants revenge
Everybody wants to play the Dane
Everybody wants to be the man in black
Ghosts come out of walls and whisper in your ear
You?re still too slow on the attack

What does it matter? What does it mean?
Why?ve I got to do the things I?ve got to do?
There?s more going on than you could dream
When I?m gonna find the truth?

Everyone?s a little mean to their Momma
When they start to figure things out
Everybody wants a little drama
Everybody?s looking for the easy way out

What does it matter? What does it mean?
Why?ve I got to do the things I?ve got to do?
There?s more going on than you could dream
When I?m gonna find the truth?

So you want to play the Dane?
You want to be the man in black
But you?re Polonius, just like the rest of us
End up stabbed in the back

What does it matter? What does it mean?
Why?ve I got to do the things I?ve got to do?
There?s more going on than you could dream
When I?m gonna find the truth?
When I?m gonna find the truth?

Song Length
2:57
Genres
Pop - General, Rock - Alternative
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Troubled

Subject Matter
Existence, Life

Similar Artists
The Beatles, Nirvana
Language
English

Lyric Credits Dan Kilian
Music Credits Dan Kilian
Performance Credits Dan Kilian/The Ks