"Cleopatra" as written by and Rivers Cuomo....
We grow old, our hearts are dim
But our minds are free, to fly where they will
Your beauty is faded, you're a broken shell
It's only the weak that fall for your spell

You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra
You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra

It's time to move, to the next life
You'll be reborn as a beautiful child
You'll turn the heads of a million men
Lady Pharaoh, the jewel of the Nile

You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra
You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra

All the wine we tasted, all the love we made
All the strumming lyres will decorate your grave
All the ecstasy is gone gone gone away

Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty
You're older, you're colder
Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty
You're older, you're colder

You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra (patra), patra (patra)
You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra (patra), patra (patra)
You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra (patra), patra (patra)
You can't control me no more Cleopatra, patra (patra), patra (patra)

Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty
You're older, you're colder
Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty
You're older, you're colder


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"Cleopatra" as written by Rivers Cuomo

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    General CommentBrilliant track! The 'pat-era ' bits start to annoy me every listen, but by the time Rivers and co. kick into the bridge, I am constantly stunned at how rocking this track is! Awesome. :)
    Zargothon May 31, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about the power yet fleetingness of charisma. The whole part about love is just a surface thought to construe the song.
    TomMSon September 30, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly believe that this song is about a slut because it talks about a girl who was pretty and has her charm wearing off and believed Cleopatra is a slut; also I felt like River's is saying "No more Cleopatra" because he wasn't trying to fall for her when the girl was good looking and now. Some people say it's about getting older, but I think my analysis is correct in my opinion.
    JapanHrnandzon April 03, 2017   Link

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