THE QUEEN IS DEAD - Song 5: CEMETRY GATES

 

In this song, Morrissey sides with Oscar Wilde but refers to him only as "Wilde." ...   


a dreaded sunny day
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
while Wilde is on mine ...


Morrissey concludes the lyrics by claiming victory because "Wilde" is on his side. ...


and I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
but you lose
because Wilde is on mine. 


Princess Diana died on the eve of the world premiere (September 1, 1997) of "WILDE." ...



Princess Diana died in Paris. ...

Oscar Wilde died in Paris. ... 




 
In Morrissey's lyrics, he triumphantly sides with poet Oscar Wilde, but he refers to him by his last name only, Wilde. 
Diana died on the eve of the world premiere of a film about Oscar Wilde with a title that's his last name only, WILDE. ... 




Morrissey's lyrics to CEMETRY GATES point to the year 1804. ... 


"you then produce the text
 from whence was ripped
 (some dizzy whore 1804)" 


Morrissey's lyrics to CEMETRY GATES point to "Wilde." ... 


and I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
but you lose
because Wilde is on mine. 


"WILDE" premiered on September 1. ...

Thus, Morrissey's combined lyrics point to the date September 1, 1804. ... 

There is only one historical event that occurred on September 1, 1804. ...   

On September 1, 1804, the asteroid Juno was discovered by astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding. ... 

Karl Ludwig Harding died on August 31. ...  

Princess Diana died on August 31. 




 
Morrissey's lyrics point to September 1 (the release date of the film WILDE) and to the year 1804 ("some dizzy whore, 1804").   Combined, Morrissey's lyrics point to September 1, 1804. 
The only historic event on September 1, 1804 is the discovery of the asteroid Juno by Karl Ludwig Harding.  Karl Ludwig Harding died on August 31.  Princess Diana died on August 31. 




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