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Tomorrow's Queen

from The Scottish Play by Charcoal Burners

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Tomorrow’s Queen

She never grew up to be a daytripper
Never came home to fit the slipper
But fled with a man to this bedsitter
Part Little Jack Horner, part Jack the Ripper
And when he leaves Ricki Lake soon takes over
Then there’s a dogfight over Dover
And a dad never knew that he had a daughter
He was in a Spitfire underwater
She’d like to get a place out in the country
But A Clockwork Orange has made her jumpy
And Lord of the Flies starring Miss Piggy
Is coming to a theatre in your city
Once thought that she read a red letter
Written in red on a double decker
It said ‘come along with us when you’re better’
But she never grew up to be a go-getter

Having seen all there was to see
She turned from the window to the screen
To a world of thrones and robes and prophecies
Of tomorrow’s queen
In the corner of her eye
Is a drop of the sea that might have been
But this world will so wear out before she’ll be
Tomorrow’s queen

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from The Scottish Play, released November 15, 2020

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With your skeleton crew in the cockpit pornographic zombie flight attendants serving cyanide in first class and I'm someone in economy's sole baggage I'm the body they're bringing home and heads will roll in the bowling alleys of the town when the news gets out might as well just overshoot the airport set her down in ten million parts take as many of the rebels with us - Relate (Colours) ... more

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