Cleopatra

Album: Cleopatra (2016)
  • I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
    When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
    But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
    With my father in a casket, I had no plans, yeah

    And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
    And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
    But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
    Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

    But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
    And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

    While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
    Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
    So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
    From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

    But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
    And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

    And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
    But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

    I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
    But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
    Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
    It's a bed and a bathroom
    And a place for the end

    I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
    And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time Writer/s: Wesley Schultz, Simone Felice, Jeremy Fraites
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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