Cleopatra, Queen of Denial

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"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"
Single by Pam Tillis
from the album Homeward Looking Angel
B-side "Homeward Looking Angel"
Released April 1993
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Pam Tillis
Bob DiPiero
Jan Buckingham
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Ed Seay
Anthony Martin
Pam Tillis singles chronology
"Let That Pony Run"
"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"
"Do You Know Where Your Man Is"

"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.[1] The song was written by Tillis, Bob DiPiero and Jan Buckingham.

The song is centered on Egyptian mythology, in which Tillis 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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Salomon.[2] It was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 1993 Country Music Association Awards.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 11


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