The Queen Is Dead

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 1 in album The Queen Is Dead
release date: 1986-6-16
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Pop Rock/Ballad/Indie Rock/New Wave
length: 6:25
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

Album Information

label: Rough Trade
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5014644600965
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Smiths The Queen Is Dead cover art


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Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty,
Take me anywhere,
Liverpool, Leeds or Birmingham
I should like to see my...
I don't bless them
Hemmed in like a boar between arches
I'm truly sorry - but it sounds like a wonderful thing
I said Charles, don't you ever crave
Dressed in your Mother's bridal veil?
And so, I checked all the registered historical facts
How I'm the eighteenth pale descendant

Oh has the world changed, or have I changed?
Some nine year old tough who peddles drugs
I swear : I never even knew what drugs were
So, I broke into the palace
She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"

And talk about precious things
No-one talks about castration

And talk about precious things
Oh, these are the things that kill me
We can go for a walk where it's quiet and dry
But the rain that flattens my hair...

And the church who'll snatch your money
And it's so lonely on a limb
And the church - all they want is your money
And it's so lonely on a limb
Life is very long, when you're lonely
Life is very long, when you're lonely


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Queen Is Dead
  • 2 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
  • 3 I Know It’s Over
  • 4 Never Had No One Ever
  • 5 Cemetry Gates
  • 6 Bigmouth Strikes Again
  • 7 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
  • 8 Vicar in a Tutu
  • 9 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
  • 10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others