Queen Material Lyrics

2013 West End
The Light Princess Musical - Queen Material Lyrics

Song was written by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson.

Althea:
Yes, I know; yes, I know
How you want me to be queen
’Cause my brother’s quit the scene
And you fear the guillotine.
Yes, I know: “Destiny,”
I’m afraid I don’t agree;
I say damn the royal line,
The fam’ly business isn’t mine.
To hell with the imperial,
I’m not queen material,
At six you said I had no worth,
So now I’ll never come to earth.

King Darius:
You are the child
Of Lagobel’s King,
And the King’s eldest child
Leads the army to glory;
Our charter dictates it,
The people expect it:
The royal child’s the general

Althea:
Yes, you said, blahdey-blah,
On and on and on you drone
How you need me on the throne –
I’m afraid the birdie’s flown.

King Darius:
I was the child
Of  Lagobel’s King,
Don’t assume I don’t know
Of  the weight of  this mantle;
My father, he forced it,
So don’t make me force it.
I’m lame, I’m old and I’m dying –
Just acquiesce,
Just say yes, be their general –

Althea:
Yes, I heard: it’s my “Fate,”
But, you see, I don’t relate:
You disowned me long ago,
They call this reaping what you sow.
To hell with the imperial
I’m not queen material,
At six I was no use to you
So shove your crown up your wazoo!

King Darius:
Dare you laugh today?
You’ll find your
Gravity of
Mind, by God, girl,
You must fight the
Foe with weapons
On the ground where
Kings have trod, girl,
Demonstrate some
Majesty, your
Army needs you
To be normal.
Father screamed the
Same at me, don’t
Make me be King Lear,
It’s war – now wield a spear.
Heed me, Princess:
Wear this crown,
I swear to God you will stay down,
My girl, you’re cut from mighty cloth,
Therefore you’re queen material.

Althea:
The audacity, God, I hate him,
We are running away –

Piper: We are?

Althea:
We  are,
Now find my mother’s map,
Her compass, Alexander’s car.

Piper:
Did you say Alexander’s car?

Althea:
I  did. Drive me away to the West.

Piper:
But that’s the desert, there’s no H2O –

Althea:
Then damn it, we’ll go to the East.

Piper:
The Wilderness? Where there are dragons? –

Althea:
No, they’re myths! The only
Dragon to fear is Father
It’s from him that I must flee,
And it’s there I’ll find a sanctuary.
I will live a life of light
In the forest like Snow White,
Free
From monarchical hostility.

Piper:
Oh, go to hell, she’s now your future Queen!

Althea:
I’m not –

Piper:
You are!
And he is just a peasant.
“Obey me, sir” –  just order him, he’s dirt.

Althea:
Obey me, or I’ll throw you in the dungeon!
Defy me and your family will starve!
The key!

Guards:
The  woe,
How we miss Alexander.

Althea:
Obey, or you’ll be shorter by your head!

Guards:
You mean to say –?

Althea:
You’ll be decapitated!
My brother’s dead so I’m the guv’ner –

Althea & Piper:
Turn the bloody key, and ...
Oh, my God, we’re free! And ...

Althea:
I’m done, Father:
Keep your crown.
I swear you’ll never bring me down.
This bird will out-fly all of you –
I am not queen material.

Piper:
Don’t think for a single moment
that I can drive this,
No, don’t laugh, Althea, I mean it
we won’t survive this.

Althea:
Is that normal?

Piper:
Don’t ask me...

Lagobellan:
Oh, the woe, we’re about to be thrashed;

Army:
Since the Prince died our world has crashed.
Lagobel is doomed – we are doomed –
The dark reign of the Light Queen...

Althea:
Goodbye, kingdom:
Keep your crown,
Although you’ll never bring me down,
I see the fear inside your souls...

Piper:
The stuff of queen material?

Althea:
What just happened?

Piper:
Don’t ask me ...

Althea:
Take that, Father:
Keep your crown.
I swear you’ll never bring me down.
I’ve strength to smite a dragon dead –

Piper:
I’m thinking queen material?

Althea:
No, it is a Lake, a hidden Lake,
Way off the beaten track; I am a desert girl,
Yet I know this is something rare, look at it gleaming,
A secret deep within the Wilderness, I’m dreaming –
Am I dreaming?

Piper:
Don’t ask me...

Althea:
Bad luck, Father:
Keep your crown.
I swear you’ll never bring me down.
I’ve found the Lake that gives us life ...

Piper:
You’ve learned of fear in people’s souls –

Althea:
In people’s souls –

Piper:
You’ve strength to smite a dragon dead –

Althea:
A dragon dead –

Piper:
You’ve found the Lake that gives us life –

Althea:
Gives us life –

Piper:
By God, you’re queen –

Althea:
I am not queen – perhaps I’m Queen? – could I be Queen?

Piper:
By God, you’re queen –

Both:     
Material!

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