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The Smiths – The Queen is Dead Lyrics

The Smiths The Queen is Dead Lyrics

(…Take me back to dear old Blighty
Put me on the train for London Town
Take me anywhere, drop me anywhere
In Liverpool, Leeds or Birmingham, well, I don’t care
I should like to see…)

Royals… bless them

Farewell
To this land’s cheerless marshes
Hemmed in like a boar between arches
Her Very Lowness with her head in a sling
I’m truly sorry, but it sounds like a wonderful thing

I say, Charles, don’t you ever crave
To appear on the front of the Daily Mail
Dressed in your Mother’s bridal veil?

And so I checked all the registered historical facts
And I was shocked into shame to discover
How I’m the eighteenth pale descendant
Of some old queen or other

Oh has the world changed, or have I changed?
Oh has the world changed, or have I changed?
Some nine-year-old tough who peddles drugs
I swear to God, I swear, I never even knew what drugs were

So I broke into the Palace
With a sponge and a rusty spanner
She said, “Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing”
I said, “That’s nothing, you should hear me play piano”

We can go for a walk where it’s quiet and dry
And talk about precious things
But when you’re tied to your Mother’s apron
No one talks about castration

We can go for a walk where it’s quiet and dry
And talk about precious things
Like love and law and poverty, oh oh (These are the things that kill me)
We can go for a walk where it’s quiet and dry
And talk about precious things
But the rain that flattens my hair, oh (These are the things that kill me)

All their lies about make up and long hair are still there

Passed the pub that saps your body
And the church who’ll snatch your money
The Queen is dead, boys, and it’s so lonely on a limb
Passed the pub that wrecks your body
And the church – all they want is your money
The Queen is dead, boys, and it’s so lonely on a limb

Life is very long when you’re lonely
Life is very long when you’re lonely
Life is very long when you’re lonely
Life is very long when you’re lonely

  • Written by: Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Allan James Mills, Bennett Scott, Fred Godfrey
  • Album: The Queen is Dead
  • Released: 2022

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