Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Queen is dead boys, and it's so lonely on a limb...


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"


No fucking clue what the Hell is going on at Buckingham Palace*, although I assume some announcement in a couple of hours is on its way. It could be anything. Prince Philip could be dead, or the Queen's favourite corgi or maybe the Queen herself .

(Yes I know the media said the emergency meeting was CALLED by the Queen, but honestly I think she has people to do that for her. I know if I was a reigning monarch, the very first thing I'd do is rule that under no circumstances would I be required to have ANYTHING to do with ANY meeting EVER again.

(And as for the old racist Prince Philip, I just hope it wasn't the heartbreak caused by Malcolm Turnbull taking back that knighthood Tony Abbott gave the guy. If it is, I think British security should be on high alert at the funeral for a rogue Abbott wielding a sword determined to "knight" the corpse before its buried once and for all.)

All I know is, it sounds like as good an occasion as any for this Smiths track, in which, over a typically awesome guitar playing by the genius that is Johnny Marr, Morrissey does what he does best: combine genuinely witty lyrics with a seemingly bottomless self-pity.

* Update: Apparently the announcement is just that Prince Philip will be performing even less duties in the interests of the public. Like how is that even possible? And who is in charge of official racist abuse now?



Farewell to this land's cheerless marches
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 descendent
Of some old queen or other

Oh has the world changed, or have I changed?
Oh has the world changed, or have I changed?
Some nine year old tough who peddles drugs
I swear to God, I swear I never even knew what drugs were

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 are 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
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
These are the things that kill 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

Pass 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

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