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[[File:Thequeenisdead.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
 
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{{Songbox
! colspan="2" | THE SMITHS Song
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| Name = The Queen Is Dead (song)
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| Album = [[The Queen Is Dead]]  
| Name
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| Length = 6:24 (Album version)<br>6:06 (No Intro)<br>7:29 (Demo)<br>3:36 (Instrumental demo)
| {{{Name |<span class="unknown">The Queen Is Dead</span>}}}
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| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
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| Producer = [[Morrissey]]<br>[[Johnny Marr]]
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| Recorded = Winter 1985
| {{{Album |<span class="unknown">[[The Queen Is Dead]]</span>}}}{{
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| Release = June 1986
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| ArtistType = The Smiths
| <span class="small">&#32;({{{Track}}})</span>
   
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]  
| Length
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| {{{Length |<span class="unknown">6:24</span>}}}
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| Recorded
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| {{{Recorded |<span class="unknown">Winter 1985</span>}}}
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|-
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| Writer
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| {{{Writer |<span class="unknown">Morrissey/Marr</span>}}}
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| Producer
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| {{{Producer |<span class="unknown">[[Morrissey]]<br>[[Johnny Marr]]</span>}}}
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|-
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| Chart Position
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| {{{Chart Position |<span class="unknown">UK #85<br>UK Vinyl Chart #1</span>}}}
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]
      
==Information==
 
==Information==
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{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
 
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Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty,
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Put me on the train for London Town,
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Take me anywhere,
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Drop me anywhere,
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Liverpool, Leeds or Birmingham
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'Cause I don't care,
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I should like to see my...
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By land, by sea.
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Farewell... to this land's cheerless marshes
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Hemmed in like a boar between archers1
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Her very Lowness with her head in a sling
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I'm truely sorry but it sounds like a wonderful thing
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"I say, Charles, don't you ever crave
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To appear on the front of the Daily Mail
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Dressed in your Mother's bridal veil?"
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And so I checked all the registered historical facts
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And I was shocked into shame to discover
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How I'm the 18th pale descendent
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Of some old queen or other
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Oh has the world changed or have I changed?
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Oh has the world changed or have I changed?
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As some 9-year old tough who peddles drugs
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(I swear to God, I swear)
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I never even knew what drugs were
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So I broke into the Palace
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With a sponge and a rusty spanner
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She said: "Eh, I know and you cannot sing!"
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I said: "That's nothing, you should hear me play piano!"
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We can go for a walk where it's quiet and dry
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And talk about precious things
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But when you're tied to your Mother's apron
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No one talks about castration
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We can go for a walk where it's quiet and dry
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And talk about precious things
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Like Love and Law and Poverty
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These are the things that kill me
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We can go for a walk where it's quiet and dry
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And talk about precious things
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But the rain that flattens my hair
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These are the things that kill me
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All their life, they make love and then pierce through me
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Pass the Pub who saps your body
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And the church who'll snatch your money
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The Queen is dead, boys
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And it's so lonely on a limb
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==Personnel==
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Pass the Pub that wrecks your body
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And the church - all they want is your money
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The Queen is dead, boys
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And it's so lonely on a limb
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Life is very long when you're lonely
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Life is very long when you're lonely
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Life is very long when you're lonely
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Life is very long when you're lonely
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==Live History==
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = The Smiths | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
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