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The Queen Is Dead

This song is by The Smiths and appears on the album The Queen Is Dead (1986) and on the live album "Rank" (1988).

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(Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty
Put me on the train for London Town
Take me anywhere
Drop me anywhere
Liverpool, Leeds or Birmingham
'Cause I don't care
I should like to see my...
I don't 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 18th 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?

As some 9-year old tough who peddles drugs
(I swear to God, I swear)
I never even knew what drugs were

And 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 life, they make love, and pierce through me)

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)

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