Contact Us

Flat Broke Songs: No. 4

King of the Road
Roger Miller (1965)

The bottom lines: “Two hours of pushing broom buys an eight-by-twelve, four-bit room/I’m a man of means by no means … king of the road.”

Miller’s rambler hops boxcars and pays for his nightly board with a couple hours of sweeping floors — homeless, maybe, but by choice, and with an air of romanticism.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!