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The Smiths, Asleep

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Wire, Queen of Ur

LYRICS

Painted statues in underground streams
With invitations to the Pharaoh’s dream

They stare at themselves, there’s a need to be seen
Walking mirrors in the Pharaoh’s harem

And here they come
The queen of Ur
And the king of Um

Tainted Matthews in car-key relations
Gilt invitations to the blue queen’s ball
They stare at themselves, there’s a need to be seen
Talking pillars in the blue queen’s hall

Fading tattoos of empty stations
Great expectations at Vince’s loyal mince
They stare at each other, there’s a need to be seen
Crack-head mirrors, licking the soiled mint

Olympic statues from terminal stations
Sifting invitations to the market floor
Steering into the future, it pays to be seen
Polishing mirrors, keeping the score

A babbling gaggle, a scrabbling rabble
Fighting invitations to the emperor’s shilling
They stare through themselves, there’s nothing to see
Hand-picked recruits for ghostly pursuit

Cracker, Low

Sometimes I want to take you down
Sometimes I want to get you low
Brush your hair back from your eyes
Take you down let the river flow

Sometimes I go and walk the street
Behind the green sheet of glass
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

[Chorus]
I’ll be with you girl
Like being low
hey hey hey like being stoned
I’ll be with you girl
Like being low
hey hey hey like being stoned

A million poppies gonna make me sleep
Just one rose and knows your name
The fruit is rusting on the vine
The fruit is calling from the trees

Hey don’t you want to go down
Like some junkie cosmonaut
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

[Chorus]

Blue blue is the sun
Brown brown is the sky
Green green of her eyes
A million miles a million miles

Hey hey don’t you want to go down
Like some disgraced cosmonaut
A million miles below their feet
A million miles, a million miles

[Chorus]

Songwriters: DAVID LOWERY, DAVID FARAGHER, JOHN HICKMAN
Low lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.