She was a down-home Aphrodite and her eyes were like the sea
And the minute that I saw her, lord, she had the best of me
And I said ‘Darling...won’t you let me take you home?
Because the night is dark, and faith is thin,
And ‘though I don’t know where you’ve been
This world ain’t a place for a woman all alone.’

I said ‘let me be your Vulcan’, she said ‘honey what’s your angle?’
I said ‘ain’t got no angle at all...
I’m just looking for a woman who knows how to roll the dice
And who doesn't give one good god-damn ‘bout where the cards may fall.’

She was a down-home Aphrodite with the starlight in her hair
And the minute that I saw her, lord, I knew it wasn’t fair
And I said ‘Darling...can I worship at your shrine?
Because I need your style, I need your grace,
I need to touch a holy place
I need to see a chance for me to make you mine.’

Call her Venus on the mountain
Amphitrite by the sea
She's Hera in the wedding bed
Diana on her knees
Persephone in darkness
Demeter in the light --
She's my down-home Aphrodite and she’ll make it all all right...

She was a down-home Aphrodite and the world was in her smile
And the minute that I saw her, lord, I knew I’d stay a while
And I said ‘Darling...will you be my shining star?
Because I’ll die for you, just set the task
I’ll do whatever deeds you ask
Just tell me I’m allowed to stay right where you are.’

I said ‘let me be your Vulcan’, she said ‘honey what’s your angle?’
I said ‘ain’t got no angle at all...
I’m just looking for an angel who can fly the friendly skies
And who doesn’t give one good god-damn ‘bout how far we may fall!’

Call her Venus on the mountain
Athena in the woods
She’s Circe when you’re bad
And she’ll be Iris if you’re good
Cassandra for your future --
Clio for your past --
She’s my down-home Aphrodite and she’ll take me home at last.
She’s my down-home Aphrodite come on take me home at last.


Written on: 2000-08-11. Seanan McGuire


Lyrics submitted by Nonny

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