Song of the Day #4,400: ‘Kings & Queens’ – Ava Max

Today’s track is a lot different than the mostly alternative pop songs dominating Fiona’s playlist. Ava Max is a young dance-pop artist born in Milwaukee to Albanian parents who has spent the last few years dropping singles and music videos in advance of her first studio album.

Hearing this song reminds me of what a big Lady Gaga fan Fiona was in her early childhood. Ava Max has been compared to Gaga, and ‘Kings & Queens’ certainly makes that connection clear.

[Chorus]
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancing on your own

[Verse 1]
Can’t live without me, you wanna, but you can’t, nah-nah-nah
Think it’s funny, but honey, can’t run this show on your own
I can feel my body shake, there’s only so much I can take
I’ll show you how a real queen behaves

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, no damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathing fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But if I had one, it’d be bigger than yours

[Chorus]
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancing on your own

[Verse 2]
Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head
Gonna change it and make it a world you won’t forget

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, no damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathing fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But I’m stronger than I ever was before

[Chorus]
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancing on your own

[Bridge]
In chess, the king can move one space at a time
But queens are free to go wherever they like
You get too close, you’ll get a royalty high
So breathe it in to feel alive

[Chorus]
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancing on your own

[Outro]
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,400: ‘Kings & Queens’ – Ava Max

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Definitely hear the Gaga influence.

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