TALKING TO THE KING

Original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version


I woke up from a dream, took a walk down the stairs
That's when I saw him standing there
I swore I heard you down here singing
The next thing you know I was talking to the king

And I was talking to the king in the promised land
He said he just flew in for a one night stand
All dressed in leather, guitar in his hand
I was talking to the king in the promised land

There's so many questions that I'd like to ask
He said go ahead and started to laugh
I lost a few pounds and quit dyeing my hair
I'm keeping clean, there ain't no pills up there
But one thing I miss is a place to sing in
I grabbed my guitar and started jamming with the king

And I was jamming with the king in the promised land
He said he just flew in for a one night stand
All dressed in leather, guitar in his hand
I was talking to the king in the promised land
Whoa!

Talking to the king
Talking to the king

You better be careful or you'll lose everything
It ain't no fun being a king
You make me mad when you start to complain
You should be glad nobody who knows your name
You got two lovely kids and a wife at home
And I died alone on my throne
Sometimes I think I sold my soul
To become the king of rock and roll

And I was talking to the king in the promised land
He just flew in for a one night stand
All dressed in leather, guitar in his hand
I was talking to the king in the promised land

Talking to the king
Talking to the king in the promised land
Talking to the king
Talking to the king in the promised land
Whoa!
Talking to the king
Talking to the king
Talking to the king
Talking to the king
Whoa! Whoa!


Info

TALKING TO THE KING is a song written by Joe Grushecky and released on Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' 1992 album End Of The Century. The above lyrics are for the original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' version of TALKING TO THE KING as released in 1992.

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- End Of The Century
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- End Of The Century

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen has performed TALKING TO THE KING live on several occasions, always with with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. See the live 20 Oct 1995 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of TALKING TO THE KING on this website:

TALKING TO THE KING [Live 20 Oct 1995 version]
TALKING TO THE KING [Original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version]

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