5th song on the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD:

CEMETRY GATES


In this song, poetry lovers routinely meet at a cemetery to visit the dead.  Great poets are compared, with Keats and Yeats being favored on one side versus Oscar Wilde on the other.  Morrissey sides with "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...

...So we go inside and we gravely read the stones
all those people all those lives
where are they now?
with loves, and hates
and passions just like mine
they were born
and then they lived and then they died...

... 
A dreaded sunny day
so let's go where we're wanted
so I meet you at the cemetry gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side
but you lose
because Wilde is on mine"

In this song about the dead, Morrissey triumphantly sides with “Wilde”.
Diana was declared dead on the eve of the world premiere of “WILDE”: 







Princess Diana was declared dead on August 31, 1997.  The next day, "WILDE" made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. 


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The real Oscar Wilde was present at a critical event in the pre-history of the Diana-Morrissey phenomenon.  If you carefully read through the remaining songs on THE QUEEN IS DEAD you'll discover what, where, and when.




 

 


THE DIANA-MORRISSEY PHENOMENON