I was sipping on a Whiskey when I got the call Yeah my friend Lex was lying in the hospital She'd been pretty sick for about half a year But it seems liked this time the end was drawing near So dropped my plans and jumped the next London train I found her laid up and in a lot of pain Her eyes met mine and then I understood That her weather forecast wasn't looking too good So I sat and spun her stories for a little while Tried to raise her mood and tried to raise a smile But she silenced all my rambling with a shake of her head Drew me close and listen this is what she said now
"You'll live to dance another day, it's just now you'll have to dance, for the two of us, so stop looking so damn depressed and sing with all your heart that the Queen is dead"
Yeah she told me she was sick of all the hospital food And of doctors, distant relatives, draining her blood She said "I know I'm dying, but I'm not finished just yet, I am dying for a drink and for a cigarette" So we hatched a plan to book ourselves a cheap hotel In the centre of the City and to raise some Hell They waste to all the clubs and then when everyone else is long asleep We know we're good and done
"You'll live to dance another day, it's just now you'll have to dance, for the two of us, so stop looking so damn depressed and sing with all your heart that the Queen is dead" And South London's not the same anymore The Queen is dead, and the last of the great has finally gone to bed
Well I was working on some words when Sarah called me up She said that Lex had gone asleep and wasn't waking up And even though I knew that there was nothing to be done I felt bad for not being there and now, well, she was gone So I tried to think what Lex would want me to do At times like this when I was feeling blue So I gathered up some friends to spread the sad sad news And we headed to the City for a drink or two And we sang
"We live to dance another day, it's just now we have to dance for one more of us, so stop looking so damn depressed, and sing with all our hearts, long live the Queen"