King For A Day

"King For A Day"

Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Well, I might've been a monarch in another life,

Or an Indian chief with Pocahontas for a wife

Maybe a CEO, or a captain of a team,

But on this day, like a Kennedy, I was livin' an American dream

Well, I could've been born a baron or a czar,

But instead I was dead with an acoustic guitar

I dressed up as a man from Graceland, for a party I went to,

But I wished I was incognito, and alive in Kalamazoo

Well, some say it's good to be the king, but I'm here to tell you it ain't

In a world of sinners it’s too hard to be a saint

I'd rather be a pawn in some other guy's game

Had my chance on the throne, but what a royal pain

Feeling like a fool was the price I paid

To be king for a day

Well I was kickin' it old school, circa '76,

Sayin' "thank you very much," and playin' some Scotty licks

White jump suit, huge collar, lambchop sideburns too,

Posin' for pics with old ladies for an entire afternoon

My blood was blue, but all I could do was frown,

I wore no crown, felt like a big fat clown

You could say that I ruled, but all I wanted to do was live,

I swore I'd be happier without a penny to give

Well, some say it's good to be the king, but I'm here to tell you it ain't

In a world of sinners it’s too hard to be a saint

I'd rather be a pawn in some other guy's game

Had my chance on the throne, but what a royal pain

Feeling like a fool was the price I paid

To be king for a day

I just wanted to have a costume, so I could drink and fit in

But people wouldn’t leave me alone, they thought that I was him

So I did the thing with my lip, and I swiveled my hips

I sang the songs and I even got some tips

But there was too much attention, the pressure gave me the blues

You don’t know what it’s like β€˜till you’ve stepped in his blue suede shoes

Well, some say it's good to be the king, but I'm here to tell you it ain't

In a world of sinners it’s too hard to be a saint

I'd rather be a pawn in some other guy's game

Had my chance on the throne, but what a royal pain

Feeling like a fool was the price I paid

To be king for a day

Spoken: So take it from me…

It’s not even worth the fifteen minutes of fame

To be king for a day

Copyright Β© β„— 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.