"5 Green Queens And Jean" as written by Jeremy Max Finer and Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan....
I recall the moment Before it slipped away When 5 green queens On a black bin bag Meant all the world to me And I recall the moment More distant than it seems When 5 green queens On a black bin bag Meant all the world to me And I recall the moment Much closer than it seems When 5 green queens On a black bin bag Meant all the world to me And I recall the moment Before it slipped away When 5 green queens On a black bin bag Meant all the world to me 5 green queens and Jean


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"5 Green Queens & Jean" as written by Jem Finer Shane Macgowan

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    General CommentThis is about a card game.
    loneghanon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol. This has NOTHING to do with a card game from what i can hear. 5 green Queens is about money.... Five Pund Note (Green) and al the contents he has is in the black bag....

    So in all... he had

    5x £5 notes (£25)
    1 Black Bag with all his cloths and other things.

    Thats what its about
    LeeDoyleon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, it is about a game of cards. Shane has said so himself.
    BugsyStartPinkon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhether Shane intended for it to be or not, I think this song is actually very symbolic. The narrator has 'won' the card game of his life. He seems to be looking back on harder times, and for some reason, he actually misses them. Why? Was it the simplicity of it all? Yes, and no. Just before the song end's, he gives us another clue to why he yearns for his past. It is a different, more powerful simplicity - the love of a human being. When all this guy had was a handful of cards to bet on and a black bin bag, he relied on the love of a woman, but once he moved up in the world, he didn't think he'd need that anymore. Later, he looks back on the simplicity and innocence of that time, and he finally understands that nothing can compensate for love, which makes everything - even the most meager of possessions - meaningful.
    An incredibly emotional song, especially for such few words. Shane MacGowan, though he will never admit it, is a true poet - I just hope he lives long enough to grace us with another album, full of the songs he does best.
    NellieWhiskeyon March 06, 2009   Link

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