"King For A Day" as written by and John William Feldmann....
Everyone's creeping up to the money god,
Putting tongues where they didn't ought to be
On stepping stones of human hearts and souls,
Into the land of "nothing for free"

Well the way that we're living,
Is all take and no giving,
There's nothing to believe in,
The loudest mouth will hail the new found way,
To be king for a day

Everyone's licking up to the new king pin,
Trying to get way up with a smile
Sing for your supper boy and jump to a finger click,
Ain't my way of living in style

'Cause the ladder gets longer,
And ambition gets stronger,
I can't satisfy the hunger,
That bad old moon has got you in its sway,
To be king for the day

You're only here once so you got to get it right
(No time to fuss and fight)
'Cause life don't mean much if measured out with someone else's plight
(In time you'll see the light)

'Cause the way that we're living,
Is all take and no giving,
There's not mush to believe in,
The loudest mouth will hail the new found way,
To be king for a day
You got to be the king for a day, ah
To be king for a day


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"King for a Day" as written by Colin Moulding

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    General CommentNo - that's more specific than the song actually indicates at.
    This is an anti-capitalist song - hence the time it was written and released in (in the 1980's): when such a philosophy/life-style was truly taking hold of the western world in an such an open and extroverted manner.
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClearly its about the lust for fame at any cost that plagues many people in the entertainment industry. People lose sight of what is truly important and think that fame and success, however brief or shallow, will make them happy. However, "the ladder gets longer, and ambition gets stronger, I can't satisfy the hunger, that bad old moon has got you in its sway, to be king for a day."
    mwahahaaon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentClearly its about the lust for fame at any cost that plagues many people in the entertainment industry. People lose sight of what is truly important and think that fame and success, however brief or shallow, will make them happy. However, "the ladder gets longer, and ambition gets stronger, I can't satisfy the hunger, that bad old moon has got you in its sway, to be king for a day."
    mwahahaaon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, YOU are wrong.
    mwahahaaon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNah, it's just general, Colin's songs have always seemed pretty general. Andy's songs -- look at Train Running Low on Soul Coal or Funk Pop a Roll -- are addressing the music industry.
    delendaon March 28, 2008   Link

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