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Natalie Merchant — Ophelia
Album: Ophelia
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:45
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Ophelia was a bride of God, a novice Carmelite
In sister's cells, the cloister bells tolled on her wedding night
Ophelia was a rebel girl, a blue-stockinged 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, love

Ophelia was a demigoddess in prewar 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
Was projected through five flaming hoops to wild and shocked applause
To wild and shocked applause

Ophelia was a tempest, cyclone, a goddamned hurricane
Your common sense, your best defense lay wasted and in vain
For Ophelia would know your every woe and every pain you'd ever have
She'd sympathize, she'd dry your eyes, help you to forget
And 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'd wander them alone
Wander all alone, all alone
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Natalie Merchant sucks. :puke:
Really nice... most excellent!! :clap: :clap:
Prefer the live version which has been played here before. Just seemed to have a lot more emotion. :think:
Tracks from this CD are often underrated by the casual listener. Listening to the entire production can give you an appreciation for the beauty & emotion it explores.
Really nice. I enjoyed this a lot this morning.
Christ, that annoying, strident, whiny voice.
little sluggish, prefer her stuff from 'tiger lily' alot more, also she can lose the dialogue at the end, a tad pretentious, even for natalie :yawn: