Witty Songs

ŠTed Schaar 2011

19.  "Cleopatra: Queen of Denial."

This Egyptian-influenced true romance was recorded in 1993 by Pam Tillis, who received a credit for co-writing the song with Jan Buckingham and Bob Dipieoro.59    Dipiero is a longtime Nashville songwriter60 and at one time was married to Tillis;61 Jan Buckingham also has a lengthy record of achievement in country music.62   "Cleopatra:..." is the story of a woman who wants her object of affection to be something he is not, hence her regency in the land of wishful thinking.   (Visit YouTube [Tillis] for the song).
       
Lyrics

Well, I said he had a lot of potential
He was only misunderstood
You know he didn't really mean to treat me so bad
He wanted to be good
And I swore one day I would tame him
Even though he loved to run hog wild
Just call me Cleopatra everybody, 'cause I'm the Queen of Denial

I knew he didn't have any money
Yeah, that's why he couldn't buy me a ring
Oh, and just because he bought himself a brand new pickup truck
Really didn't prove anything
And he never had to say he loved me
I could see it every time he smiled
Just call me Cleopatra everybody, 'cause I'm the Queen of Denial

Oh, Queen of Denial, buyin' all his alibis
Queen of Denial, floatin' down a river of lies...yeah

Well, I'm not gonna jump to conclusions
Or, throw away this perfect romance
Even though I saw him dancin' last night
With a girl in a leopard skin pants
Oh, he's probably stuck in traffic
And he'll be here in a little while
Just call me Cleopatra everybody, 'cause I'm the Queen of Denial

Oh, Queen of Denial, buyin' all his alibis
Queen of Denial, just floatin' down a river of lies
Oh, yeah


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