Kinks, The - Prince Of The Punks Lyrics




A well known groover, rock 'n' roll user,
Wanted to be a star.
But he failed the blues, and he's back to loser,
Playing folk in a country bar.

Reggae music didn't seem to satisfy his needs.
He couldn't handle modern jazz,
'Cause they play it in difficult keys.
But now he's found a music he can call his own,
Some people call it junk, but he don't care,
He's found a home.

He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it,
Thinks he looks cool but his act is dated.
He acts working class but it's all bologna,
He's really middle class and he's just a phony.
He acts tough but it's just a front,
He's the prince of the punks.

He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it,
Thinks he looks cool but his act is dated.

He tried to be gay, but it didn't pay,
So he bought a motorbike instead.
He failed at funk, so he became a punk,
'Cause he thought he'd make a little more bread.

He's been through all of the changes,
From rock opera to Mantovani.
Now he wears a swastika band
And leather boots up past his knees.

He's much too old for twenty-eight,
But he thinks he's seventeen,
He thinks he's a stud,
But I think he looks more like a queen.

He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it,
Thinks he looks cool but his act is dated.
He talks like a Cockney but it's all bologna,
He's really middle class and he's just a phony.
He acts tough but it's just a front.

He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it,
Thinks he looks cool but his act is dated.
He acts working class but it's all bologna,
He's really middle class and he's just a phony.
He acts tough but it's just a front,

He's the prince of the punks and he's finally made it,
Thinks he looks cool but his act is dated.
He acts working class but it's all bologna,
He's really middle class and he's just a phony.
He acts tough but it's just a front,
He's the prince of the punks.





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Kinks, The Prince Of The Punks Comments
  1. David Ummel

    I REALLY like this song in 2019

  2. Chuck Potocki

    Ray wrote this about Tom Robinson after TR wrote "Don't Take No For An Answer" about his bad experience with Ray's record label, Konk.

  3. Yaktahbay

    This isn't on my copy of Sleepwalker from 1977.

    scorpio leuven

    It's on their album On For The Road released in 1980 ...

  4. John Oneill

    a vicious swipe at Tom Robinson apparently

  5. Wehiremonkeys

    This is the perfect song to describe conformists who don't know. individuality.

  6. Trip Lucid

    It's like this song is talking about the American pop stars who all of a sudden are wearing so called DIY jackets and stud's on their clothing like they know punk, when they don't they're millionaires !!! :^*>

  7. Bryce Lozier

    Well, now I know where Jim Ellis got the WKRP in Cincinnati closing theme from...

  8. Dead

    He tried to suck dick but it didn't clit so he went to suck a dick instead

  9. Dead

    He is the princess of incest and he finally made steak. He thinks he looks white but he's Aphrodite

    E.m.E. Studios Hannover

    +Narqueefi Who?

    hornswoggle lover39

    Aphrodite?

    alex bormia

    hornswoggle lover39 Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love

  10. groundhog713

    Great observation from Ray Davies about the punk movement back then...

    jarrasafc73

    It's a song Ray Davies wrote about Tom Robinson who he once managed

    Tim Reid

    jarrasafc73 Google lyrics says Sammy Hagar wrote it.

    Mike B

    @Tim Reid Sammy Hagar definitely didn't write this.