Who Sang King of the Hill? Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail cover art

Some other versions of "King of the Hill"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Hornsby
release date: 1998-10-13
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 6:18
I'm leaning on a rail
Letting my eyes roam over the plain
I'm laughing on my break
Feeling like a captive on a long chain
Watch the people pick up sticks
Big boss man cracks his whip
It's serious but we laugh to keep from crying
Spouting out the company line
Everything here's just fine
He says he cares about me but he's lying
Up, up in the big house
The king of the hill.

I'm watching the boss man
Talking to his sister with the dirty hands
They sit, cussing at the rules
Wishing they could lose me as fast as they can
He's got me in the roughest rig
He thinks I took his brother's gig
People say they've got the game rigged
His daddy gave him everything
A job and a house and his earring
Why does he think that I'm so threatening, so bad
And up, up in the big house
King of the hill
And there, driving the big cat, king of the hill

I'm over in my space
Swatting bugs, sweat stains rolling down my face
I'm trying not to drink
Knowing I've got to roll out of this place
Watch the people pick up bricks
King of the hill with his nightstick
Caught up in accounting tricks
Throw a bone to the poor hicks
Got some candy, take a lick
Great white hope, shooting bricks
Time to let us all share the wealth
Getting coffee for the big stick
Hand in his pants at the skin flick
Lots of poisons, take your pick
Mama, mama, mama come quick
Felling like I'm getting sick
Have you noticeed any nervous tics
Think I'd better take care of myself
And up, up in the big house
King of the hill
And there, driving the big cat
King of the hill

CD 1
  • 1 King of the Hill
  • 2 Resting Place
  • 3 Preacher in the Ring, Part I
  • 4 Preacher in the Ring, Part II
  • 5 Song C
  • 6 Sad Moon
  • 7 Pete & Manny
  • 8 Fortunate Son
  • 9 Sneaking Up on Boo Radley
  • 10 Great Divide
    CD 2
  • 1 Line in the Dust
  • 2 See the Same Way
  • 3 Shadow Hand
  • 4 Sunlight Moon
  • 5 Listen to the Silence
  • 6 Funhouse
  • 7 Sunflower Cat (Some Dour Cat) (Down with That)
  • 8 Song D
  • 9 Swan Song
  • 10 Variations on Swan Song & Song D

  • Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 078636746821
    script: Latin