The Beautiful South - Tupperware Queen Lyrics

The Beautiful South Painting It Red cover art
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This reign of plastic
That replaced the reign of gold
Couldn't have known that you
Would feel so undersold
If love was built on hindsight
Then you surely would have seen
You were joining hands
With the Tupperware Queen

Yes you gave a groan
When I took that throne
But can you choose a Queen
When you behave like a drone
Where the silverware's not expected
And certainly never been
That's the ideal kingdom
Of this Tupperware Queen

I didn't mean to fool you
Into feeling King
Of anything but plastic
And what plastic brings
If gold is what she had
It's what I could've been
The unaffordable dream
Of this Tupperware Queen

Yes you gave a groan
When I took that throne
But don't expect a gem
When you're quarrying for stone
Where the silverware's not expected
And certainty never been
That's the ideal kingdom
Of this Tupperware Queen

In future when that moan
Has turned to prone
And the slightest groan
Feels so overblown
Remember you're a drone
And the Queen however plastic
Runs the honeycomb
Runs the honeycomb

Honeycomb, honey, honey
Remember you're a drone
And the Queen however plastic
Runs the honeycomb
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Who's Gonna Tell?
  • 2 Closer Than Most
  • 3 Just Checkin'
  • 4 Hit Parade
  • 5 Masculine Eclipse
  • 6 'til You Can't Tuck It In
  • 7 If We Crawl
  • 8 Tupperware Queen
  • 9 Half-Hearted Get (Is Second Best)
  • 10 White Teeth
    CD 2
  • 1 The River
  • 2 Baby Please Go
  • 3 You Can Call Me Leisure
  • 4 Final Spark
  • 5 10,000 Feet
  • 6 Hot on the Heels of Heartbreak
  • 7 The Mediterranean
  • 8 A Little Piece of Advice
  • 9 Property Quiz
  • 10 Chicken Wings


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    album: Track in album Painting It Red
    release date: 2000-10-9
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:35
    producer: Paul Heaton and Jon Kelly
    mixer: John Brough, Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
    engineer: John Brough
    composer: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    lyricist: Paul Heaton
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454826624
    script: Latin