Cleopatra - The Lumineers (Cover by Shayna Adler)

by Shayna Adler

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I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress,
When you knelt by mattress and asked for my hand,
I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
With my father in a casket, I had no plans.

And I left the footprints, the mud stained in the carpet
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
It's a bed and a bathroom
And a place for the end

I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

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released August 21, 2018
Shayna Adler (Lead Vocals), David Burns (Banjo/Vocals), Ryan Coulter (Guitar/Vocals), Alexis Sklarevski (Bass), Eva Friedman (Drums). Recorded and Mixed by Michael Dumas at Horse Latitudes Recording Studios. Mastered by Peter Doell at Aftermaster Audio Labs.

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