King For A Day (3:35)

Cover of Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992


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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'

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  • MotownTrash

    "Ha, they beat Tears for Fears at their own game. " Ha, what a great comment, samktg

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • philbeckwith


    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Kaisercriss

    What were they thinking XTC composing "king for a day" ? ¡Cataclysm overflowing, joy and good vibes! LOVE IT.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PunkSurfGrl

    The tags for this band are all over the place. I think that's awesome.

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • meandthemajor

    @dardar227 I agree about the underratedness of Andy Partridge, as well as the greatness of this band..... but they in no way give the Beatles a run for their money.

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eleefant

    Ha, they beat Tears for Fears at their own game. [2] soooo true!

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • TheMusicalVito

    The background vocal in the chorus just reeks of '80s pop perfection. This whole album is great.

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Dardar: Colin wrote this.

    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • DownLow2

    it's a classic!

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • blaztik

    Fantastic, love it one of their best

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    Andy Partridge, another underrated genius writer. Add Paul Weller, Paddy McAloon and Roland Orzabal and they'd give the original fab-four a run for their money.

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • philbeckwith

    How can you fail to like this band.Could do with more of these guys around.AP for PM.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hazybear

    their game being "cheesy yet strangely engaging"

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • samktg

    Ha, they beat Tears for Fears at their own game.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • PLush68

    It doesn't get ny better than this...

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • dmen01

    One of the few occasions when I wish I was 10 years older. Then I would have been able to have seen them live. A fine track from one of their best albums.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • jimmyzee007

    very happy and forgotten magic from the 80's

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • letitia24

    this is so mellow, love it to bits.

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • nyuudo

    those lyrics!... amazing!

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • kimah69

    love it!!!

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
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