Queen Tantrum

Queen Tantrum

 Liverpool, England, GBR
BandRockAlternative

Hybrid, energetic monster. "Chaka Khan meets Audioslave." - National Museums Blog

Biography

http://myspace.com/queentantrum

Lyrics

Broken

Written By: Emma Sweeney

When I think back, didn't know that the life I'd lead would break me
And the ones that I'd be close to would only let me down
I believe in being open but a thief will always get in and take what's in your heart

This is for you - you made me feel dirty in my own skin
This is for you - all your promises have done me in
And this is for you - you've got to know that your knife's done bad
I never did nothin' to you but you could have been
A better friend than stabbing my back
(how could I know that you wouldn't be there for me?
how could I know that you'd let me down time and again?)

Now I'm not broken any more
I found a cure, or should I say a cure found me
And I'm a better girl than I've ever been
I'm not broken any more
You don't own me now
I'm fixed now
(I'm not broken! I'm put back together!)

In the nightclub, at a party...I never found my soldier
Who would lie down in the trenches and cover my old ground
I believe in being truthful but a lie is so inviting to those that bring us down

This is for you - you made me feel dirty in my own skin
This is for you - all your promises have done me in
And this is for you - you've got to know that your knife's done bad
I never did nothin' to you but you could have been
A better friend than stabbing my back
(how could I know that you wouldn't be there for me?
how could I know that you'd let me down time and again?)

Now I'm not broken any more
I found a cure, or should I say a cure found me
And I'm a better girl than I've ever been
I'm not broken any more
You don't own me now
I'm fixed now
(I'm not broken! I'm put back together!)

(how could I know that you wouldn't be there for me?
how could I know that you'd let me down time and again?)

It was hopeless, I was sinking - couldn't clear the mess I was in
Then I heard him here beside me, waiting for me to come round
I believe in things that I see and I know that my enemy
Can't touch what's in my heart

This is for you - you made me feel dirty in my own skin
This is for you - all your promises have done me in
And this is for you - you've got to know that your knife's done bad
I never did nothin' to you but you could have been
A better friend than stabbing my back
(how could I know that you wouldn't be there for me?
how could I know that you'd let me down time and again?)

Now I'm not broken any more
I found a cure, or should I say a cure found me
And I'm a better girl than I've ever been
I'm not broken any more
You don't own me now
I'm fixed now
(I'm not broken! I'm put back together!)

(I'm not broken!)

Waiting

Written By: Emma Sweeney

Waiting

I feel like a mannequin
All dressed up in my underwear
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
And you're never there

Close my eyes so that I can see
I pretend, it's a fantasy
Faking for you
Taking for you
Waking for you
But there's only me

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you're needy
I know the inside out, don't think I'm blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it's all about you

Five and you haven't called me yet
I sit smoking a cigarette
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
Turn on the TV set

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you're needy
I know the inside out, don't think I'm blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it's all about you

And I can't stay away, oh no
You're lighting up my face (You make a brighter day)
I know it's temporary, it always will be, you don't really want me
(Come on honey, say you want me, say you need me)
But I keep on waiting, anticipating that one day you will be
(Come on honey, say you want me, say you need me)
Oh yeah!

And I know that you don't feel the same, you don't look at me that way
It's only physical for you
And I need you and I want you
But you don't

So come on tell me now how you want it now
I love the way you show up when you're needy
I know the inside out, don't think I'm blinded now
So cheap and nasty is your game
And it's all about you

I feel like a mannequin
All dressed up in my underwear
Waiting for you
Aching for you
Breaking for you
And you're never there...

Into This

Written By: Emma Sweeney

Into This

Cyanide, now the time has come to
Go, discard the things that you hold onto
Nitrogen, you're feelin' under pressure now
But you brought it on yourself

You believe you're innocent
Don't understand why all these things hit you the way they do
Oh no, of course it's not because you're down
In a pit of hypocrisy

I don't know if you want to get into this
But if you're gonna get into this
I'm never gonna back down

Lithium can only do so much to
Keep you grounded even though you want to
Be the new Messiah come to save us now
But God's not in you

When you gonna see that your delusion
Is the cause of permanent confusion
All-consuming fire, watch the flames burn down
To the root of your hell

I don't know if you want to get into this
But if you're gonna get into this
I'm never gonna back down

How to fight a creature with no conscience?
A person does not deserve this!
Take me off your game! I want to believe it's all the same
Take me off your team! I want to believe, I want believe
But I don't!

I don't know if you want to get into this
But if you're gonna get into this
I'm never gonna back down

I don't know if you want to get into this...

Celebrity Obsession

Written By: Emma Sweeney

Celebrity Obsession

Celebrity obsession...
It doesn't matter if you got a slice of talent
Because they only want you if you're messed up
It helps to be Daddy's Little Princess
An hotel heiress, American child star
If you don't have the look and you don't fit the mould
You can't be something that you're not just for the money
Let me tell you what I learned up 'til now

It's all about the one that you date, that you're cheating on
(You ain't going nowhere sailing down the mainstream)
The drugs that you take, anorexia they feed upon
(Nobody wants you if you won't make a fool of yourself)
Reality shows, cocaine up your nose
(Come over here, just shut your mouth)
Private videos...where can I get those clothes?
(We don't want opinions, we just want someone to talk about)

Don't worry about it if they catch you doing something
Because they really love it when you mess up
It helps to be tweakin' in the morning
Perezalicious, half-hearted Wino
Don't bother learning your craft - that's a fact
If it wasn't so pathetic it would be some kind of funny
Let me tell you what I learned up 'til now

It's all about the one that you date, that you're cheating on
(You ain't going nowhere sailing down the mainstream)
The drugs that you take, anorexia they feed upon
(Nobody wants you if you won't make a fool of yourself)
Reality shows, cocaine up your nose
(Come over here, just shut your mouth)
Private videos...where can I get those clothes?
(We don't want opinions, we just want someone to talk about)

Overdose...miss the gig...man, I think I'm pregnant
Did you call OK? Let's have a happy ending
Say cheese, pretty please, it's the paparazzi
I quit my girl band - new perfume out next week!
Who's that man on my step? He says he knows me
Did we have a thing? Did he get any photos of me?
I can't move my face! I can't move my face!
Oh my goodness, my fillets just won't stay in place
I bet you wish you looked half as good as me
I bet you wish you were a celebrity

It doesn't matter if you got a slice of talent
Because they only want you if you're messed up
It helps to be married to a footballer
Breast augmentation, comedian's daughter
If you don't have the look and you don't fit the mould
You can't be something that you're not just for the money
Let me tell you what I learned up 'til now

It's all about the one that you date, that you're cheating on
(You ain't going nowhere sailing down the mainstream)
The drugs that you take, anorexia they feed upon
(Nobody wants you if you won't make a fool of yourself)
Reality shows, cocaine up your nose
(Come over here, just shut your mouth)
Private videos...where can I get those clothes?
(We don't want opinions, we just want someone to talk about)

Hollywood

Written By: Emma Sweeney

Hollywood

You ruined everything
You ruined everything

You're not the one - you ruined everything
You're not the one, don't try to take my liberty
I've seen it all, been here before
I gave you my best but you screwed it up again
I'm not the one who ever let you down
So let it go, I'm done with messing round
Your foolish mind, so open wide
Taking the arsenic so deep inside!

Your web of lies, you act so good - yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
Try to twist my mind, woah! Only good thing I got from you was your child!
You talk so cheap, didn't think you could - yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
And I won't be here waiting for you, for so long you had me fooled

You're not the one who gave up everything
You dropped the ball, so irresponsible
So what am I? Your petty crime?
You're wasting my time, little boy don't cry!
If you must consummate your seedy lust
Take it somewhere I can't see you turn to dust
You know it all, so why are you falling?
Now I feel that I never really knew you!

Your web of lies, you act so good - yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
Try to twist my mind, woah! Only good thing I got from you was your child!
You talk so cheap, didn't think you could - yeah, you should be in Hollywood!
And I won't be here waiting for you, for so long you had me fooled

Yeah you should be in Hollywood!

You're not the one - you ruined everything
You're not the one, don't try to take a piece of me
Hey stupid boy, you won't destroy me
I gave you my best but you screwed it up again
I'm not the one who doesn't come around
Still can't believe the disappointment I have found
Your foolish mind, so open wide
Taking the arsenic so deep inside!

You're not the one
You ruined everything (Yeah, you should be in Hollywood!)
You're not the one
You ruined everything

You ruined everything.

Never Enough

Written By: Emma Sweeney

Never Enough

Verse 1
I'm open to the main attraction - what part do you play?
I'm waitin', still there's no reaction from you - you're dead as a doornail
Frustration - my default setting! Complication! Who knows where I've been
In my mind? I try to fit in but you never give in!
I don't got big titties to sell myself
I don't got a vacation in your bed
It doesn't matter what I do, 'cause I'll never be enough for you!
I don't have a disease to state my case, I don't have a politic or race
Yeah, I'm feelin' somethin' else!

Chorus 1
I could split myself in two like a hole blown out
It don't matter, 'cause I'm never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it's never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!

Verse 2
I'm feeling like I'm in a freak show - why are you staring?
It's all these little things remind me I don't ever want to be anything like you
Frustration - my default setting! Complication! Who knows where I've been
In my mind? I try to fit in but you never give in!
I don't got extensions from my head
I don't got a fake tan turning red
Ain't gonna change the way I am to be suitin' you
I don't have a disease to state my case, I don't have a politic or race
Yeah, I'm feelin' somethin' else!

Chorus 2
I could split myself in two, get my heart blown out
It don't matter, 'cause I'm never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it's never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!

Verse 3
I don't have an opinion about your soap opera family conundrum
Small-minded, offensive people...dayum, your life must be humdrum
I don't have a disease to state my case, I don't have a politic or race
Yeah, I'm feelin' somethin' else!

Chorus 3
I could sell myself to you, like a whore gone bad
It don't matter, 'cause I'm never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it's never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!

Chorus 2
I could split myself in two, get my heart blown out
It don't matter, 'cause I'm never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!
I could hold on to you, nahaaaaaooooow-ooh!! Uh!
You know it's never enough, I'm never enough, I'm never!

Discography

Propaganda (Album) tracks streamed and for sale on several sites including UnsignedChart.com and SoundClick.com.

Set List

45min set. Tracks:
Into This
Salute To The Queen
Trick Of The Light
Never Enough
Spit It Out
Hollywood
Not Your Whore
Waiting
White Alligators
Tongue Tied
Celebrity