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"Damned Ladies": A song about my obsessive relationship with opera
heroines - Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Mimi.
It has a Viennese-type arrangement, sort of like something you'd hear in "The Third Man."
In the song, I lament how these women are constantly dying brutal deaths,
which I can see coming but cannot stop. It gets me every time.


Desdemona do not go to sleep
Brown-eyed Tosca don't believe the creep
I see it in his eyes
Chorus:And why don't you ladies
Believe me when I'm screaming
I always believe you
Violetta keep your man locked up
Or like Cio-Cio you will end up
Burned by love or sickness
There is a knock at the door, tell me it's not
Mimi again
Or is it Gilda's waiting passion to
be stabbed and killed again
Katya Kabanova, why did you marry him?
You knew his mother
was a bitch and would
keep hold of him
Oh Pamina got away
from mama
Before the age
of Rambo Opera
Damned ladies of Orpheus
Your arias cause a stir in my sad
Sad and lonely heart