Listen to The King of Broadway song with lyrics from Nathan Lane

The King of Broadway

Nathan Lane, The Producers Orchestra26 Mar 2001

The King of Broadway Lyrics

The King of Broadway - Nathan Lane/The Producers Orchestra

I used to be the king the king of old Broadway

 

The best of ev'rything was mine to have each day

 

I always had the biggest hits

The biggest bathrooms at the Ritz

My showgirls had the biggest tits

I never was the pits in any way

 

We believe you thousands wouldn't

 

We believe you ev'ry word

 

We believe you thousands couldn't

We believe each word we've heard

 

I used to be the king

 

The King

The king of old Broadway

 

It's good to be the king

My praises they would sing

 

A Ziegfeld so they'd say

 

My shows were always filled with class

The best champagnes would fill my glass

My lap was filled with gorgeous ass

You couldn't call me crass in any way

We believe you thousands wouldn't

 

We believe you ev'ry word

 

We believe you thousands couldn't

 

We believe each word we've heard

 

There was a time

When I was young and gay

 

But straight

There was a time

 

When I was bold

 

There was a time

 

When each and ev'ry play I touched

 

Would turn to gold

 

There was a time

 

He wore the finest clothes

 

His shoes were always new

 

Ahh

 

Now I wear a rented tux

 

That's two weeks overdue

 

Poor Bialy what a shmoozer

 

Poor Bialy what a shame

 

Poor Bialy what a loser

Poor Bialy goodbye fame

 

Such reviews How dare they insult me in this manner

How quickly they forget I am Max Bialystock

 

The first producer ever to do summer stock in the winter

 

Once he was the king

You've heard of Theatre in the Round

 

You're looking at the man who invented Theatre in the Square

 

Nobody had a good seat

King of old Broadway

 

I've spent my entire life in the theater

 

I was a protege of the great Boris Tomaschevski

 

Yes He taught me everything I know

 

I'll never forget he turned to me on his deathbed and said

 

"Maxella alle menschen muss zu machen jeden tug a gentzen kachen "

 

What does that mean

 

Who knows I don't speak Yiddish Strangely enough neither did he

 

But in my heart I knew what he was saying

He was saying when you're down and out and everybody thinks you're finished

 

That's the time to stand up on your two feet and shout

 

"Who do you have to f**k to get a break in this town "

Yay

 

I used to be the king

The king of old Broadway

 

Again I will be king

 

And be on top to stay

 

There'll be gala opening nights again

 

You'll see my name in lights again

I'll go from dark to brights again

My spirits high as kites again

I'll never suffer slights again

I'll taste those sweet delights again

No plethora of plights again

No blossoming of blights again

No frantic fits or frights again

Fame is in my sights again

I'll take those fancy flights again

I'm gonna scare the heights again

 

Bialystock will never drop

 

Bialystock will never stop

 

Bialystock will be on top again

 

Fame is in his sights again

He'll take those fancy flights again

He's gonna scale the heights again

 

I'll be on top again hey