queen anne

© 2016 harper blue music

queen anne’s head is missing
but i still remember kissing her mouth
areolae glistening as i
made my way further to the south
crimes may have been committed
but the judge was high and the jury’s out
all our friends are listening
and i don’t know what to say to them now
i can’t stop walking kinnear in my mind
through all the history she left behind
i know it’s never the time but
we think that it is and
i thought it was mine
i can’t stop walking kinnear in my mind
queen anne’s heart is bursting
and there isn’t any room at the inn
no not for girls like me
too poor to show without an invitation
she moved just down the street
she’s got a bigger kitchen it’s really nice
but i had to gtfo when she said
“take the futon for the night”
i can’t stop holding her hand in my head
wishing she’d held a little longer instead
of giving up on these hills
alive with sounds of music
but buried in bills
i can’t stop holding her hand in my head
in my head
i know i wasn’t royalty
but i still fit in
and i still was me
my mistake was believing that could change
i know i was the nobody
in your “nobody does that”
nobody’s me
my mistake was believing that could change
i can’t stop holding her hand in my head
but i still fit in
and i still was me
wishing she’d held a little longer instead
to her “nobody does that”
nobody’s me
not giving up on these hills
alive with sounds of music
but buried in bills
i can’t stop holding her hand in my head
in my head
queen anne’s head is missing
but i still remember kissing her mouth


This song came crawling out of me not long after I got dumped right at the tail end of February. I did a very very quiet acoustic demo at like two in the morning, so I go into falsetto in the high parts, instead of singing it full-throat. I wasn’t going to upload this version, but my daughter and all the other friends I’ve shared it with have raved about it, including the junky late night/early morning noise floor. So, here you go.

UPDATE March 17, 2016: A video of the first live performance is now available.

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