Cleopatra, Queen of Denial
|"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"|
|Single by Pam Tillis|
|from the album Homeward Looking Angel|
|B-side||"Homeward Looking Angel"|
|Pam Tillis singles chronology|
"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in April 1993 as the third single from her album Homeward Looking Angel. The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1993. The song was written by Tillis, Bob DiPiero, and Jan Buckingham.
The song is centered on Egyptian mythology, in which the narrator compares herself to Queen Cleopatra since she's "queen of denial" by her significant other (a play on words of The Nile River). A guitar solo in the chorus takes the melody of the traditional song The Streets of Cairo, or the Poor Little Country Maid, a song traditionally associated with Egyptian culture.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||28|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||11|
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