"The King Of Bedside Manor" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
You know he's not the kind of man who likes to see the world around him
Crumble to a ball around his feet
But he's always ready, he's always set, he's always well prepared
He's the most peculiar man you'll ever meet

You know he's not the king of Bedside Manor
He's not the Tom Jones that lives next door
He's not the king of Bedside Manor
He hardly even lives there anymore

He said excuse me, I hope you don't mind
But I followed you into this shop
And I couldn't help but notice that riding crop
Sticking out of your haversack
Well I, I wouldn't mind riding you bareback
He's subtle on the dancefloor and he's suave around the bar
He's a quickdraw with a lighter, he's a pseudo movie star
You know he was quite a singer, quite an actor, quite some time ago
He had quite a famous program, late night bedtime tv show

You know he's not the king of Bedside Manor
He's not the Tom Jones that lives next door
He's not the king of Bedside Manor
He hardly even lives there anymore

Well he opens up the curtains at the crack of dawn
Just to see the lovely ladies who have come and gone
From the house next door to his house on the lane,
He consoles himself that he's got his health and he knows he can't complain

You know he's not the king of Bedside Manor (whoo, oh, hey)
He's not the Tom Jones that lives next door (not not anymore, no way)
He's not the king of Bedside Manor
He hardly even lives there anymore

(He's not the King) he's not the King of Bedside Manor
(Bedside Manor) He's not the King of Bedside Manor (he's not the king)
He hardly even lives there anymore

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto
He said domo (domo) domo (domo) domo (domo) domo (domo)
Domodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomodomo
He's not the king (he's not the king, he's not the king) of Bedside Manor


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"The King Of Bedside Manor" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentThis is my F A V O R I T E barenaked ladies song. The music is fun, the lyrics are hilarious, and it's so much fun to sing with in the car. :) I just want to say it's great! All the lyrics are my favorite!
    dontlabelmeon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti wonder who they're singing about...
    neko-chanon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not saying it's actually about him, but this song makes me think of george hamilton. he seems like the kind of guy who would act like that.
    sneakierladon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttype in 'bedside manor bathroom sessions' to youtube if u get the chance - it's amazing
    Mr. Hippoon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously about a man who was once a ladies man, but is no longer one at all. However, he still acts like one, making a fool of himself.

    "But I couldn't help but notice that riding crop
    Sticking out of your haversack,
    Um, I wouldn't mind riding you bareback."

    This line is hilarious. It's like a filthier Costello lyric. Gordon was full of Costello-esque lyrics. Too bad BNL turned into MOR pop shit.
    bjbpon April 16, 2013   Link

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