The King of Bedside Manor Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
album: Track 8 in album Gordon
release date: 1992-7-28
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 2:29
vocal: Steven Page, Andy Creeggan, Tyler Stewart, Jim Creeggan and Ed Robertson
drums & shakers: Tyler Stewart
guest shakers: Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
guitar & shakers: Steven Page and Ed Robertson
tambourine & shakers & congas: Andy Creeggan
shakers & double bass: Jim Creeggan
composer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
lyricist: Steven Page, Ed Robertson

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Barenaked Ladies Gordon cover art
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You know he's not the kind of man who likes to see the world around him
Crumble to a ball around his feet.
So he's always ready, he's always set, he's always well prepared,
He's the most peculiar man you'll ever meet.

[Chorus]
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 says excuse me, I hope you don't mind
That I followed you into this shop
But I couldn't help but notice that riding crop
Sticking out of your haversack,
Um, 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.

[Chorus]

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.

[Chorus]

He's not the King of Bedside Manor
He's not the King of Bedside Manor
Hardly even lives there anymore.

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

He's not the king, he's not the king, he's not the king of Bedside Manor.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hello City
  • 2 Enid
  • 3 Grade 9
  • 4 Brian Wilson
  • 5 Be My Yoko Ono
  • 6 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
  • 7 What a Good Boy
  • 8 The King of Bedside Manor
  • 9 Box Set
  • 10 I Love You
  • 11 New Kid (on the Block)
  • 12 Blame It on Me
  • 13 The Flag
  • 14 If I Had $1000000
  • 15 Crazy