Album: Ophelia (1998)
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  • Ophelia was a bride of God
    A novice Carmelite
    In sister cells
    The cloister bells tolled on her wedding night

    Ophelia was the rebel girl
    A blue stocking suffragette
    Who remedied society between her cigarettes
    And Ophelia was the sweetheart

    To a nation overnight
    Curvaceous thighs
    Vivacious eyes
    Love was at first sight

    Love was at first sight
    Ophelia was a demigoddess in pre war Babylon
    So statuesque a silhouette in black satin evening gowns
    Ophelia was the mistress

    To a Vegas gambling man
    Signora Ophelia Maraschina
    Mafia courtesan
    Ophelia was the circus queen

    The female cannonball
    Projected through five flaming hoops
    To wild and shocked applause
    To wild and shocked applause

    Ophelia was a tempest cyclone
    A goddamn hurricane
    Your common sense, your best defense
    Lay wasted and in vain

    For Ophelia'd know your every woe
    And every pain you'd ever had
    She'd sympathize and dry your eyes
    And help you to forget

    Help you to forget
    And help you to forget
    Ophelia's mind went wandering
    You'd wonder where she'd gone

    Through secret doors down corridors
    She wanders them alone
    All alone
    fade to different spoken languages Writer/s: NATALIE A MERCHANT
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Bt from Ontario CanadaThanks I never knew the meaning of this song!
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