QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET

Album version


There's a wonderful world where all you desire
And everything you've longed for is at your fingertips
Where the bittersweet taste of life is at your lips
Where aisles and aisles of dreams await you
And the cool promise of ecstasy fills the air
At the end of each working day she's waiting there

I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
As the evening sky turns blue
A dream awaits in aisle number two

With my shopping cart I move through the heart
Of a sea of fools so blissfully unaware
That they're in the presence of something wonderful and rare
The way she moves behind the counter
Beneath her white apron her secrets remain hers
As she bags the groceries, her eyes so bored
And sure she's unobserved

I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
There's nothing I can say
Each night I take my groceries and I drift away
And I drift away

With guidance from the gods above
At night I pray for the strength to tell the one I love
I love I love I love her so
I take my place in the checkout line
For one moment her eyes meet mine
And I'm lifted up, lifted up, lifted up, lifted up

I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
Though a company cap covers her hair
Nothing can hide the beauty waiting there
The beauty waiting there

I'm in love with the Queen of the Supermarket
I'm in love with the Queen of the Supermarket

As I lift my groceries into my car
I turn back for a moment and catch a smile
That blows this whole fucking place apart

I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket
I'm in love with the queen of the supermarket


Info

QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2009 album Working On A Dream. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET as released in 2009.

Composition and Recording

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Working On A Dream

Working On A Dream is Bruce Springsteen's 24th album (and 16th studio album). It was officially announced, along with its track listing, on 17 Nov 2008, and released on 27 Jan 2009 on Columbia Records. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien and recorded with the E Street Band during breaks on their 2007-2008 Magic Tour. It was recorded and mixed at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA with additional recording in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen said about the album, "Towards the end of recording 'Magic,' excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O'Brien heard the new songs, he said, 'Let's keep going.' Over the course of the next year, that's just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year's tour. I hope 'Working on a Dream' has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we've ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end."

Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

The album features 12 new Springsteen compositions plus a bonus track and clocks at 51:08.

A deluxe edition of Working On A Dream features a bonus DVD that contains a 38-minute behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of the album. Produced, directed, and edited by Thom Zimny, it includes studio footage edited to the tracks of MY LUCKY DAY, QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET, KINGDOM OF DAYS, WORKING ON A DREAM, LIFE ITSELF, and THE LAST CARNIVAL. It also contains demos and early band versions of the songs as they were worked up. The DVD also includes video for A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL.

Live History

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Covers

As far as it's known, only one artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's THIS LIFE.

Heinrich Müller & Band -- On Fire: A Tribute To The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
Heinrich Müller & Band -- On Fire: A Tribute To The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Nation / Carusounds (NB0325) - Switzerland, 2012

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits

Thanks John Eick, Kyle Mayne, and Michael Hernbrott for the help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET on this website:

QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET [Album version]

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