R.E.M. - King of Comedy Lyrics

R.E.M. Monster cover art
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Make your money with a suit and tie
Make your money with shrewd denial
Make your money expert advice,
If you can wing it
Make your money with a power ply
Make your money with a buyout bribe
Make it lie as long as you mean it

I'm not king of comedy,
Grease the pig, give a squeeze (squeeze me)

Make your money with exploitation
Make it holy illumination
Say a prayer at every station
Don't forget to ask for mercy
Make your money with a pretty face
Make it easy with product placement
Make it charged with controversy
I'm straight, I'm queer, I'm bi

I'm not king of comedy,
I'm not your magazine,
I'm not your television

Make your money, make it rich
Make it young and make it quick
Make your money on the jukebox, baby,
It's pick up sticks,
Make your enemies, make your moves
Make your critics fumble through
Make it smart and make it schmooze
Make it look easy

I'm not king of comedy,
I'm not your magazine,
I'm not your television,
I'm not your movie screen
I'm not commodity (all together now)
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
  • 2 Crush With Eyeliner
  • 3 King of Comedy
  • 4 I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
  • 5 Star 69
  • 6 Strange Currencies
  • 7 Tongue
  • 8 Bang and Blame
  • 9 I Took Your Name
  • 10 Let Me In
  • 11 Circus Envy
  • 12 You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 3 in album Monster
    release date: 1994-9-23
    popularity : 118 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:42
    additional performer: Sally Dworsky
    producer: R.E.M. and Scott Litt
    engineer: Pat McCarthy
    composer: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624574026
    script: Latin