Young Cleopatra


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  1. Demo version.
    Released in November 1987 on the Jules Verne's Sketchbook cassette.
    Andy: “Written for the MUMMER album. But when viewed in context with the rest of the material, it didn't seem to fit. The rock and roll adoration of a regal young girl.”
  2. Second demo version.
    Released on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Five.
    Andy: “One of the first recordings I made on my 4 track cassette portastudio. This fizzy waffle from '82 was intended for the Mummer album. Hearing this again recently I realised it could be interpreted as a tad ‘paedo’, but dear listener, this was not intended. I too saw myself as 14 years old in the song. Honest.”

[Thanks to Erich Sellheim]




I see them offering you gum
I hear their swarming scooters hum
A tribe of polyester warriors spellbound
They bring you offerings to please
Like cigarettes or new LP's
You'll have them on their knees and begging
Just to play with your comb
One glance from those two eyes
Will seal your playground empire

My oh my, what a sight for sore eyes, young Cleopatra
My oh my, what a wonderful prize, young Cleopatra
You'll never be a queen unless you do as you're told
You wouldn't understand it being fourteen years old
Don't ever give your love for free
But then again, don't even let it be sold

You have your teachers in a trap
There's no age limit or no gap
To who you set alight with fire consuming
I'm glad your father is my friend
And now that school is at an end
He's only an excuse for me
To wait here at your palace gates
One glance from those two eyes
Will seal your playground empire

Your school uniform looks grey on others and silver on you
Your yellow wooden rule a golden sceptre to prove it's true

You're at the youth club near the drums
The young guitarist smiles and strums
Anything his royal majesty wishes
Your borrowed perfume fills the air
Male nostrils start to flare
It's more than some can bear
But this is your court and they are your dogs
One glance from those two eyes
Will seal your playground empire

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