The King Of 45th Street

 

Every day it's the same routine

I just get in that rut and drive

And there's a handful of people out there

That even know I'm alive

But when the day finds me on my side of town

 

            Then I'm the king of 45th street

            There's people I don't even know

            Naming babies after me

            This world is full of anonymity

            But that don't mean a thing

            To the king..of 45th street

 

 It can be a mean street

If you don't know your way around

There's some quicksand on that corner

There's a shady deal going down

And when people get lost

They all come to me

 

(Chorus)

 

                        This is my home my family

                        I grew up out in that street

                        And when I die this is where they'll bury me

                        I'll never be the president, I'm not the pope

                        But I am..

 

            The king of 45th street

            There's people I don't even know

            Naming babies after me

            This world is full of anonymity

            But that don't mean a thing

            When you're the king..of 45th street

 

I'm the king of 45th street

There's people I don't even know

Naming babies after me

I'm the king of 45th street

 

 

                                                            Don Tolle

                                                            ©1998, Tollesongs/ASCAP