Roger McGuinn Song Meanings - King of the Hill

11 months ago 177 Interpretation:

  • This song is about how someone acquired all kinds of material wealth by less than legal means. When his ego gets out of control or when he becomes too self indulgent, those actions have now caught up to him and it's all driven by the drugs, greed, perhaps being on the run or wandering. However, despite having virtually everything material one could want, the person still wants more and it is never enough.
  • It could also be about cocaine and heroine.  Someone has a weekend party with his precious friends and is partying hard. Then comes the fall where he runs out and realizes that he is not in this paradise, everyone’s gone and his withdrawals are putting him into hell.