The Queen Bee Is Dead

from by The Green Pajamas

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    ‘Death By Misadventure’ is a wacky exercise in psychedelia. Just accept that the moon is made of cheese and give Death By Misadventure a good listen, it’s well worth it. Mark Whitfield – Americana-UK

    “this is fine stuff, and in the tradition of all the best concept albums, is best enjoyed without trying to follow the somewhat dubious storyline … the Pajamas continue to do what they do best, namely tuneful acid-pop laced with inspired guitar work, harpsichords, a playful sense of English whimsy not heard since the late sixties, and naturally, choruses that sound like they’ve been plucked from some great undiscovered songbook in the sky. Nathan – The Active Listener

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lyrics

By now you’ve all heard the Queen Bee is dead

That’s what I said, the Queen Bee is dead

There’s blood upon the royal bed

Where they cut out her tongue



They filleted her and fried her in batter like fish

Served to the crows on her own golden dish

They say it was her dying wish:

“Rather ate than hung”



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you



Her guards left in a pool of lead, they murdered her in the tower

And all the kingdom is up for grabs, we don’t know who’s in power

The royal sewer is running red, this is the witching hour



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you

True, some of us will remain true

True to the memory of you



The peasants are taking the palace by storm, moving in a lethal swarm

The Queen Bee’s children skate away to meet the prince at his balloon

A slave boy pumps the bellows, not a second too soon

As on the wind the band begin a melancholy tune

The peasants, in their madness, dance in the cold milky light of the moon

credits

from Death by Misadventure, released July 1, 2012

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