"Dark Lady" as written by and John Robert Durrill....
The fortune queen of New Orleans,
Was brushing her cat in her black limousine
On the backseat were scratches from
The marks of men her fortune she had won
Couldn't see through the tinted glass,
She said "home James" and he hit the gas
I followed her to some darkened room,
She took my money, she said "I'll be with you soon"

Dark lady laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done
Dark lady played back magic till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me than I knew myself

She dealt two cards, a queen and a three
And mumbled some words that were so strange to me
Then she turned up a two-eyed jack,
My eyes saw red but the card still stayed black
She said the man you love is secretly true
To someone else who is very close to you
My advice is that you leave this place,
Never come back and forget you ever saw my face

Dark lady laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done
Dark lady played back magic till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me than I knew myself

So I ran home and crawled in my bed,
I couldn't sleep because of all the things she said
Then I remembered her strange perfume,
And how I smelled it was in my own room!
So I sneaked back and caught her with my man,
Laughing and kissing till they saw the gun in my hand
The next thing I knew they were dead on the floor,
Dark lady would never turn a card up anymore

Dark lady laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done
Dark lady played back magic till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me than I knew myself


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"Dark Lady" as written by John Robert Durrill

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    General CommentThis song is about a lady that goes to a fortune teller who she ultimatly discovers is in a relationship with her boyfrined.
    MayorMenleyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a woman who thinks that her boyfriend is cheating on her, so she goes to a fortune teller to find out. She ultimately finds out that fortune teller is the one her boyfriend is having an affair with, so she kills them both.
    babieemellyon September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI. Love. This. Song.

    Cher rocks... If he cheats, make sure he won't do it again.
    lizzieluvs2playon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song! Everybody else pretty much covered the meaning... one of my favories. Very Cher.
    KatieTheresaon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If he cheats, make sure he won't do it again." That is a very messed-up philosophy. Please don't encourage it.

    There's a tradition involving this song at a bar i visit - in the chorus, everyone pounds eir drink on the bar on the two beats following "one by one" and "on the twelve". Anyone else know of this?
    anakoluthonon April 09, 2008   Link

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