"Revenge of Vera Gemini" as written by and Bouchard/smith....
You're boned like a saint
With the consciousness of a snake

You're the kind of girl
I'd like to find
Face like an angel
But you're boned like the devil

Your eyes have shifted from me
Everyone saw what you did
You have slipped from beneath me
Like a false nervous squid

Oh, no more horses, horses
We're going to swim like a fish
Into the hole in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely
Vera Marie

Planned to leave me cold
But you'll never get your wish
On the twenty fourth of May

I gather up your reins
You filled me with a vengeance
And you touched me with your breath
I'm gonna pull you from this dance
You're gonna ride so easily

Oh, no more horses, horses
We're going to swim like a fish
Into the hole in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely
Vera Marie

Hey! Come on, Vera
Oh, no more horses, horses
We're going to swim like a fish
Into the hole in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely
Vera Marie

I was your victim
I was well deceived
Hell's built on regret
But I love your naked neck
And evil lies that you told me
Made me believe you're two-faced
But there's two faces have you
And they're both gonna jump

Oh, no more horses, horses
We're going to swim like a fish
Into the hole in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely
Vera Marie


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    General CommentI think the marvel comics agents of fortune and Vera Gemini was after the album. The marvel comics guys at the time must have been big BOC fans. There are all kinds of references to BOC songs and albums in the old comics. Harvester of eyes was in one of the comics too.
    aleisterfiendon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line "24th of May" in the song, "The Revenge Of Vera Gemini" refers to both Albert Bouchard's and Bob Dylan's birthday. On the occasion of his 25th birthday, Patti Smith gave Albert the lyrics to this song, which she presumably wrote about a true incident involving her and Bob Dylan.
    Cumarison February 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think the marvel comics agents of fortune and Vera Gemini was after the album. The marvel comics guys at the time must have been big BOC fans. There are all kinds of references to BOC songs and albums in the old comics. Harvester of eyes was in one of the comics too.
    aleisterfiendon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first lines:

    You're the kind of girl
    I'd like to find.

    Indicates that she is not a human girl..but possibly a mare.

    It sounds like a guy who was thrown by a mare he was riding (Vera Marie).
    The horse appeared calm and docile but threw him off of her back (into a watering hole?).
    He compares the horse's personality with a Gemini (the twins in astrology. Indicating a dual nature).

    but on may 24th, he is going to gather up her reins and ride her into the watering hole again. This time, she will not get to slip out from under him "like a false and nervous squid".

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    Quadraphonicon November 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the Marvel Comics character, "Agents of Fortune" (the name of album this is from) also had something to do with Vera Gemini (the character), or vice-versa, but I'm don't know the specifics of any of this.
    LoboParamilitaryon January 19, 2007   Link

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