Who Sang King of the Silver Screen? Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper Lace and Whiskey cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
release date: 1977-4-29
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Soft Rock
length: 5:36
producer: Bob Ezrin
membranophone: Allan Schwartzberg
lead vocals: Alice Cooper
mixer: John Stephens
recording engineer: Brian Christian
arranger: Bob Ezrin and Allan MacMillan
guitar: Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter
bass guitar: Bob Babbitt
By day I'm a workin' man,
Layin' bricks or layin' pipe.
I don't stand out in a crowd;
Just look like one of the guys.
Little do they know,
When I'm alone in bed at night,
I become the King of the Silver Screen.

I stare at the ceiling there;
I know where I belong.
I two step with Fred Astaire or
Fighting old King Kong.
I can be any hero at all;
Zorro or Don Juan.
I know I'm the King of the Silver Screen.

Hollywood movies keep flashin' across my mind.
I could've been Valentino if I was born in another time.

I might be solving a case or swinging from a tree.
Share a joke with Crosby and Hope;
We're such good friends, you see.
Even dazzle the Academy with my versatility.
'Cause I'm the King of the Silver Screen.

Hollywood movies keep flashin' across my mind.
I could've been Errol Flynn
If I was born in another time.

I could've been a star.
I could've been a star.
I could've played that part.
But Hollywood movies keep flashin' before my eyes.
I could've been Greta Garbo
If I was born in another time.

I wake the very next day
Go on back to work.
I'm just a face in a crowd;
Another average jerk.
And all the guys on the building site look at me flirt.
Because I'm the Queen of the Silver.

Yes, I'm the Queen of the Silver Screen.
I admit it to all my fellow workers.
I don't care any more. I'm tired of closets.
I'm gonna eat my makeup for lunch today.
Just stop hittin' me again. All right guys?
I'm going to Hollywood to be a starlet.
I know I'm 240 pounds and play center
For the Detroit Lions.
I don't care any more.
I like makeup and dresses and Hollywood.
I'll make somebody a great little wife.
"Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a damn."

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It’s Hot Tonight
  • 2 Lace and Whiskey
  • 3 Road Rats
  • 4 Damned If You Do
  • 5 You and Me
  • 6 King of the Silver Screen
  • 7 Ubangi Stomp
  • 8 (No More) Love at Your Convenience
  • 9 I Never Wrote Those Songs
  • 10 My God

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin