I have been obsessed with Sara Bareilles’ music for awhile now. She’s amazing. Her songs are so soulful and honest…a breath of fresh air every time I hear them.

The first single on her yet-to-be released album is called “King of Anything” and it totally speaks to me. I have dated a few self-centered dicks (pardon my French, but if you look on their birth certificates, it actually says “Self-Centered Dick”) in my day, and this song brought back some interesting memories.

A long time ago, one of my ex-boy toys added me on Facebook (when I had an account). His tagline was “I’m a Good Catch”. And no, he wasn’t joking. It was amusing to see nothing had changed since high school, and he was still channeling his inner Ron “I’m Kind of a Big Deal” Burgundy.

I guess in retrospect, even though I dated a few guys that didn’t make me feel so good about myself, they did help me to figure out what I wanted and what I didn’t want in my life. The joys of dating.

Ladies, we are worth so much more than what the self-centered you-know-whats of the world have to give. That’s something I would tell my younger self! (For more on what to tell your younger self, see this post).

Keep drinkin’ coffee
Stare me down across the table
While I look outside

So many things I’d say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet
And count the cars that pass by

You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to ’em
But I never asked

So let me thank you for time
And try to not waste any more of mine
Get out of here fast

I hate to break it you babe
But I’m not drowning
There’s no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything

You sound so innocent
All full of good intent
You swear you know best

But you expect me to
Jump up on board with you
Right off into your dellusional sunset

I’m not the one who’s lost
With no direction oh
But you won’t ever see

You’re so busy makin’ maps
With my name on them in all caps
You got the talkin’ down just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything

All my life
I’ve tried
To make everybody happy while I
Just hurt
And hide
Waitin’ for someone to tell me it’s my turn
To decide

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died
And made you king of anything

Let me hold your crown, babe

——–

Have you ever dated a “King of Anything”?
Maybe you are currently dating one. If so, RUN. Seriously, if he’s in the middle of a monologue about himself, he won’t even notice you are gone.

thelessthandomesticgoddess

4 Comments

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    Kitchen Belleicious

    May 25, 2010

    Cool post girl! XOXO Jessica

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    -J.Darling

    May 25, 2010

    Great post! With all this medical stuff going on, learning that I can rely on someone to be my safety net has become a HUGE thing I didn't think I needed/wanted… till now. I'm a pretty independent, driven woman, but having that safe place to fall to peices is invaluable.

    Oh yeah, I've also decided I hate dating. Sure, going out to have fun is great, but there is ZERO security in it. After the movie/date is over, it's not fun anymore.

    Maybe that means I've been dating all the wrong men?

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    My Dream Ring

    May 26, 2010

    Ooooh I like!!!

  4. Reply

    thelessthandomesticgoddess

    May 28, 2010

    @Kitchen Belleicious: Thanks, Jessica!
    @J. Darling: I get what you are saying about dating being tough. I always found dating to be kinda awkward…until I met L. I know that sounds cheesy, but our earliest dates are such fond memories. Good luck with finding the "right" guy 🙂
    @My Dream Ring: Glad you liked the song 🙂

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