Who Sang King for a Day? XTC

Xtc Oranges & Lemons cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Moulding
release date: 1989-2-21
length: 3:37
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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Garden of Earthly Delights
  • 2 The Mayor of Simpleton
  • 3 King for a Day
  • 4 Here Comes President Kill Again
  • 5 The Loving
  • 6 Poor Skeleton Steps Out
  • 7 One of the Millions
  • 8 Scarecrow People
  • 9 Merely a Man
  • 10 Cynical Days
  • 11 Across This Antheap
  • 12 Hold Me My Daddy
  • 13 Pink Thing
  • 14 Miniature Sun
  • 15 Chalkhills and Children

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin Japan
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988037005402
    script: Latin