"King for a Day" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Started at the age of four
My mother went to the grocery store
Went sneaking through her bedroom door
To find something in a size four

Sugar and spice and everything nice
Wasn't made for only girls
GI Joe in panty hose is making room
For the one and only

King for a day, princess by dawn
King for a day in a leather thong
King for a day, princess by dawn
Just wait 'til all the guys get a load of me

My daddy threw me in therapy
He thinks I'm not a real man
Who put the drag in the drag queen
Don't knock it until you tried it

Sugar and spice and everything nice
Wasn't made for only girls
GI Joe in panty hose is making room
For the one and only

King for a day, princess by dawn
King for a day in a leather thong
King for a day, princess by dawn
Just wait 'til all the guys get a load of me

Sugar and spice and everything nice
Wasn't made for only girls
GI Joe in panty hose is making room
For the one and only

King for a day, princess by dawn
King for a day in a leather thong
King for a day, princess by dawn
King for a day in a leather thong

King for a day, princess by dawn
King for a day in a leather thong
King for a day, princess by dawn
Just wait 'til all the guys, just wait 'til all the guys
Just wait 'til all the guys get a load of me


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"King for a Day" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +3
    General Comment"G.I. Joe in panty hose" is actually a reference to former American Football star, Joe Namath, who modeled for ads in panty hose. G.I. Joe was a nickname given to Namath in his first season in the NFL.
    Mathos22on February 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about a cross dresser.

    And by the way, this site is called "SongMeanings," not "TalkAboutHowGoodThisSongIs"
    IckyThumpon August 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentANOTHER quality green day song. this song is the best live. when i saw it the guy playing the trumpet was wearing a bees costume. What else could you ask for?
    anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw Green Day sunday night and when they played this not only was their a trumpet player with a bee costume but a trombone player in a chicken suit. They are definitely the best live band i have ever seen.
    aebassiston June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey!! i saw green day live sunday night 2!! yeah that song was wicked awesome live...i liked the brass players' costumes and BJA's little crown and cape...hes so funny
    gdnimrod1039on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Green Day last night, and this song was awesome!! I loved the little bee, I wanted to take him home! Billy Joe is an amazing performer, I'd go see them again in a second!
    *JULES*on June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song, its so funny. god, everyone keeps talking about seeing them live....ive never seen them live!.....i want to though!!
    sparklingmonkeyson July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgdnimrod im guessing ur from mass too? lol u said wicked.. i find that funny..yea..i saw that show too they totally kicked ass i love green day
    lilemogrrlon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy sister told me this was about drugs but what does my sister know.Gijoe in panty hose. God how much more fucking obvious can it be he's a cross dresser.I learned a lesson today never listen to my sisrer again.
    creed_rocks13on August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so hilarious. i went to see them ages ago in july, i wasn't such a huge fanatic then as i am now, so i cant really remember what it was like, but the song that i remember most from that evening was this one. that guy in a bee suit. and billie. what a geek. lol. i love him. hes so funny. i also seem to remember a pink bunny drinking beer? mmmmmmmm maybe thats just me....

    X peace X
    Billie_Joe_is_mineon April 11, 2003   Link

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