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King For A Day


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"King For A Day"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.














Copyright © ℗ 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

"King For A Day"


Song by Scott Cooley from the album Sense Of Belonging
Position #6
Released 2010
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, East Lansing, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, rock
Length 3:55
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley
Chronology
"Without You" "King For A Day" "Your First True Love"
(#5) (#6) (#7)
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King For A Day is a song about a real experience I had dressing up as Elvis for a costume event.  As I remember it, Crazy Days or Crazy Daze was this semi-unofficial annual party on a ski hill in Michigan at Boyne Mountain where people would dress up and roll kegs up the hill and drink all day.  It was like a spring break atmosphere only on snow and it was usually held around St. Patrick's Day.  Most ski areas have some version of this near the end of the season.  This song is about me freaking out over the way people treated me while I was The King.  It was stressful, and hard to pinpoint why, but this song makes an attempt to explain it.  It gives you a microcosm of a glimpse of what it must've been like to be the real Elvis when you pretend to be Elvis.  The lesson I learned is that celebrity and fame is not for me, even as an impersonator.  I thought it would be fun like past years when I went in standard ski clothes, only better because I finally went through the trouble to be one of those crazier people who actually wore a crazy outfit, but even though I looked the part and made a decent fat 70s Elvis, it was a hassle and a buzzkill overall.  The picture to prove it: