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The Lumineers – Cleopatra Lyrics

Cleopatra Lyrics

I was Cleopatra I was young and an actress
When you knelt by my mattress and asked for my hand
I was sad you asked it as I laid in a black dress
With my father in a casket I had no plans

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

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