I Might Have Been Queen

Tina Turner

About I Might Have Been Queen

"I Might Have Been Queen" is a song written for Tina Turner as the first track on her highly successful Private Dancer album, and later included as a re-mixed version, with an additional lyric added to the bridge, on her What's Love Got to Do With It soundtrack album. The song was written by Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine, and Jamie West-Oram for the Private Dancer album. The lyrics are meant to be autobiographical, telling Turner's story. Following a discussion with Rupert Hine, co-writer Jeannette Obstoj spoke with Turner about her life, starting with the cotton fields in Nutbush, Tennessee. They also discussed Turner's interest in Egypt and her belief in previous lives, including her apparent belief that in a prior life she was Hatshepsut, a Pharaoh who took the throne from her brother. "I Might Have Been Queen" was performed on the 1984 Private Dancer Tour and during the performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City (July 17, 1993.) 


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1993
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I'm a new pair of eyes
Every time I am born
An original mind
Because I just died

And I'm scanning the horizon for someone recognizing
That I might have been queen
For every sun that sets there is a new one dawning
For every empire crushed there is a brand new nation

Let the waters rise
I've ridden each tide
From the gates of the city
Where the first born died

And I might have been queen
I remember the girl in the fields with no name
She had a love
Oh but the river won't stop for me
No the river won't stop for me

I'm a new pair of eyes
An original mind
With my senses of old
And the heart of a giant

And I'm searching through the wreckage
For some great recollection
That I might have been queen

For every sage that falls
There's an ancient child

And I might have been queen
I remember the girl in the fields with no name
She had a love
Oh but the river won't stop for me
No the river won't stop for me

I look up to the stars with my perfect memory
I lived through it all, and my future's no shock to me
I look down, but I see no tragedy
I look up to my past, my spirit running free
I look down, I look down, and I'm there in history
Oh I'm a soul survivor

(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I might have been queen!
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I know the secret combination
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I might have been queen!
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I know the secret combination
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I might have been queen,I know the secret combination
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)
I might have been queen,I know the secret combination
(Soul survivor on the river, but it won't stop)

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Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, "Box Top". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in the early 1960s with Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits including "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966) and "Proud Mary" (1971). more »

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