Intro: Ab

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

Interlude: Ab

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

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

Interlude: Ab

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

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

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

Interlude: Ab

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

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

Outro: Eb Ab
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