Tear me apart
And boil my bones
I'll not rest
'Til she's lost her throne
My aim is true
My message is clear
It's curtains for you
Elizabeth, my dear


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Elizabeth My Dear Lyrics as written by John Squire Ian George Brown

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  • +5
    General CommentScarborough Fair is an old English folk song - thye guy who taught it to Paul Simon is still pissed off about it - no thanks, money etc
    ctidon March 17, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe world needs more anti monarchy songs.
    Songmeaningsuseron December 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDefinitely about an assassination of our, er... beloved, Liz Windsor
    shaymanon August 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about blowing Queen Elizabeth's head off and not caring about the consequences
    FelixCloudon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a nice repost to the similarly throw-away little song "Her Majesty" on the Beatles "Abbey Road". That was also about Queen Elizabeth 2 but Ian Brown expresses a very different and much more appropriate sentiment than Paul McCartney did then.
    1ardileson May 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about assassination. You can hear a silencer gunshot at the very end.
    lazyituson December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor all Ian Brown , stone roses fans, a facebook group has been started in remembrance of this song, to see the end of the British monarchy, it is called 'down with the British monarchy- the three twelve movement'.

    playboion January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not about assassination. It's about Buckingham Palace being redecorated.

    The bloke couldn't establish how big the windows were because HRH was sat on her throne in front of the window and he didn't want to say "OI Shift" so he had to stand there all day till she finished doing Queening. Hence the line *I'll not rest till she's lost her throne".

    A little known fact is that the old curtains and Bucky Palace weren't the right size and this always Irritated HRH. So she told the decorator to make sure he measured accurately.

    He was slightly insulted by this but what can you do? It's the Queen afterall. So he said "Don't you worry. I always measure accurately. My aim is true." Then when they sent the new curtains, he put a note in with them so she knew they were those that he measured. It said "I hope my message is clear. It's curtains for you, Elizabeth my dear"

    I know this to be a fact because a bloke down the pub told me.
    JLoDaMofoon October 22, 2020   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song also starts out to the tune of Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel.
    mgamagucheon December 21, 2004   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song also starts out to the tune of Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel.
    mgamagucheon December 21, 2004   Link

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