Here Are the Lyrics to Ava Max’s ‘Kings & Queens’

Ava Max raises a toast to all the “Kings & Queens” in her royal Billboard Hot 100 hit from her debut studio album Heaven & Hell.

She takes a line straight out of the Queen of Hearts’ book from Alice in Wonderland when she sings, “Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head.” In an interview with Billboard, Max explained how the empowering anthem came together.

“It took about a year because we changed the song so many times. I wanted to make it about female empowerment and inequality, so I was taking my time with it,” the 26-year-old pop star said. “I’m a crazy perfectionist — if I don’t feel it in my bones, I’m not going to release it. I’ve been in five different studios for this song in Germany, [elsewhere in] Europe and Los Angeles. I’m happy I was patient.”

Check out the lyrics and music video fit for “Kings & Queens” below.

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 dancin’ on your own

Can’t live without me, you wanna, but you can’t, no, no, no
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, oh

No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ 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

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 dancin’ on your own

Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head
Gonna change it and make it a world you won’t forget, oh-oh, oh
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ 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

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 dancin’ on your own

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 the love

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 dancin’ on your own

(Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, oh)
(Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh)

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Written by: Amanda Koci, Brett Leland McLaughlin, Desmond Child, Henry Walter, Hillary Bernstein, Jakke Erixson, Madison Love, Mimoza Blinson, Nadir Khayat