Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

The Man Who Would Be King

 

Lyrics

Sitting on my golden throne
I'm the man who would be king
Trembling at the thought of what
Each new day may bring
I'll scream at all my screaming hordes
And hoard the hoards they bring
I'll stop the tide and in my pride
I'll make my subjects sing

I'm the man who would be king
I'm the man who wouldn't sing
So sing out now in praise
Of the man who would be king

The Devil grant me all the power
And riches I have seen
To buy all the land in Durham
And all the things between
I'm not content to be king for a day
I want to rule for ever more
And every precious thing I covet
Will be added to my store

I'm the man who would be king
Hear the sirens sweetly sing
Of the powers to be gained
By the man who would be king

Dream on, dream on

Dream on, dream on
Dream on, dream on

Dream on, dream on


Robin Hood is no good
Chop him up for firewood 

Robin Hood is no good
Chop him up for firewood

Some say my heart is as black as coal
But my favourite colour is gold
And my eyes turn green at the things I've seen
Any other false king own
And dare the man who'll come to raid
The Kingdom that I rule
I'll have his head I'll flog him dead
To no man am I fool

I'm the man who would be king
To my kingdom I will bring
All the richest hearts desires
Of fine and wonderous things

Yet I'll usurp my neighbouring friend
And my brothers I have sold
For the stakes are high and my men will fight
My kingdom to uphold
So who will join this merry farce
Come rally unto me
And break the chains of meekness
Locked by a golden key

I'm the man who would be king
See the swift bird on the wing
Proclaiming to the world
I'm the man who would be king

I'm the man who would be king
Now I've lost my magic ring
No more my subjects sing
To the man who would be king

I'm the man who would be king
There are countless songs to sing
Of pretenders to the throne
Of men who would be king


(Gary Miller)


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