King of Emotion (CD single) (1988) 5:55
King of Emotion (CDV) (1988) 6:02
Restless Natives & Rarities (1998) 5:56
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (King of Emotion) (2002) 5:49
Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents) (2014) 5:56
Lyrics & Music: Stuart Adamson
Title lifted straight from a Stevie Smith poem because I liked the images of someone appearing in control but in reality floundering. This came from the same demos as “Over The Border” and I think it’s another of those “close but no cigar” songs. I think during this period a lot of people didn’t want us to be the Big Country we were and maybe we were trying to be something that wasn’t us.
>— Stuart Adamson, Restless Natives & Rarities liner notes