"Oh Marcello" as written by Regina Spektor, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin and Gloria Caldwell....
Oh, Marcello
How I wonder
La Madonna she tell the truth, no?
She's been saying I'll have a baby
When he grow up he become a killer

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood
Understood

Oh, Marcello
Never thought I'd really love you but I do so
My headwaiter's head on your platter
Just say the word and
I'll make you kiss my gutters

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood
Understood
Understood

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood
Understood
Understood

Oh, Marcello
How I wonder
La Madonna when she speak she tell the truth, no?
She's been saying I'll have a baby
When he grow up he'll become a killer and kill everybody

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood
Understood
Understood

Oh, Marcello!
Oh, Marcello!


Lyrics submitted by incurable_humanist, edited by Mellow_Harsher, tman2nd

"Oh Marcello" as written by Regina Spektor, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell

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  • +2
    General Comment"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh lord please don't let me be misunderstood"

    Lyrics from Nina Simone's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals did probably the most famous cover of this song.
    mondaysockon September 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never feel comfortable by giving such a specific interpretation to someone elses song,
    but in this one as in many other of reginas song, i feel it could be a satire
    on catholic customs, virgin marys cult, in this case italian mafia.

    if it were about mexican cartels it would be saying... "heeey juannito, how I wonder, la guadalupana when she speaks she tell the truth, no?" hahaha because here in mexico we do the "no?" question a lot as well as they do in italy, and the mexican cartels people are very well devoted to the virgin as well.
    JorgeFdzon June 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLYRICS CORRECTION

    I was reading the lyrics from the booklet at a local record store today and I found out it says
    "Salome can kiss my gutters" instead of "I'll make you kiss my gutters"
    O_O kinda makes more sense and makes the song even stranger...
    JorgeFdzon June 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song!

    URL:
    reginaspektor.net/blog/2009/09/…

    scroll down and it's on the list! woot woot!
    jazzy06792on September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat on earth is this song in reference to? I feel...maybe a literary reference? Can anybody shed a little light?
    gingeraleon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know why i find this song funny, but the part about the baby growing up to kill everybody, paired with the Italian accent is just too much xD

    I don't know what this song is about, or what i think it's about... perplexing...
    jazzy06792on July 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah ha i think this about a serial killer. no duh. well dig deeper... maybe hitler? what would his momma say about his mess? would she be proud, or disgusted? well maybe while pregnant she prayed for a special son who would do something "big" and she got her wish granted. he did the "biggest massacre" in written history. but i think that hitler truly believed that he was doing something good. he doesn't want to be mis-enterpreted. yet some people took his side(3rd paragraph of song). interest song. who thinks that this about someone else? love the little vocalizing parts she does, very peaceful for the horrific lyrics. yet one of the songs with the deepest meaning.
    astridgaminoon November 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, this part:

    "But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood"

    The music "Don't Let me be Misunderstood" (The Animals) has this part too. Maybe this is a hint...
    Zefiruson May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Salome can kiss my gutters" instead of "I'll make you kiss my gutters"
    always so biblical :S
    JorgeFdzon June 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Salome can kiss my gutters" instead of "I'll make you kiss my gutters"
    JorgeFdzon June 18, 2012   Link

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