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​The Queen Of Ur & The King Of Um

This song is by Wire and appears on the album A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck (1988).

Painted statues in underground streams
With invitations to the Pharaoh's dream
They stare at themselves, there's a need to be seen
Walking mirrors in the Pharaoh's harem

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

Tainted Matthews in car-key relations
Gilt invitations to the blue queen's ball
They stare at themselves, there's a need to be seen
Talking pillars in the blue queen's hall

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

Fading tattoos of empty stations
Great expectations at Vince's loyal mince
They stare at each other, there's a need to be seen
Crack-head mirrors, licking the soiled mint

Olympic statues from terminal stations
Sifting invitations to the market floor
Steering into the future, it pays to be seen
Polishing mirrors, keeping the score

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

A babbling gaggle, a scrabbling rabble
Fighting invitations to the emperor's shilling
They stare through themselves, there's nothing to see
Hand-picked recruits for ghostly pursuit

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um