Desdemona do not go to sleep
Brown-eyed Tosca don't believe the creep
I see it in his eyes

And why don't you ladies
Believe me when I'm screaming?
I always believe you

Violetta keep your man locked up
Or like Cio-Cio you will end up
Burned by love or sickness

And why don't you ladies
Believe me when I'm screaming?
I always believe you

There is a knock at the door
Tell me it's not Mimi again
Or is it Gilda's waiting passion to be stabbed and killed again?

Katya Kabanova, why did you marry him?
You knew his mother
Was a bitch and would keep hold of him

Oh Pamina got away from mama
Before the age of Rambo Opera

Damned ladies of Orpheus
Your arias cause a stir in my sad
Sad and lonely heart

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  • +1
    General CommentIsn't this all about women from plays and stories and legends who WERE crazy when it came to love?
    tamzinroseon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah they're all women characters from operas.
    Desdemona is from Verdi's "Otello"
    Tosca is from Puccini's "La Tosca"
    Violetta is from Verdi's "La Traviata"
    Cio-cio is from Puccini's "Madam Butterfly"
    Mimi is from Puccini's "La Boheme" (upon which Rent was based, by the way... same Mimi)
    Gilda is from Verdi's "Rigoletto"
    Katya Kabanova is from Janacek's opera of the same name
    Pamina is from Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

    My brain is basically exploding from reference overload. Exploding in a good way.
    walkintothecon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe's empathizing with women, all of these women are women that were devoted in love and had men to terrible things to them that essentially ruined their lives. "your arias caused a stir in my sad and lonely heart." an aria is a solo in an opera. He's saying their stories make his heart go out to women. Give the man more credit, he's an artist.
    gracetbeon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought that he was complaining through metaphor that all the women in his life always complain about their love life to him and he sympathizes and helps them, but the favour is never returned.
    mrgmusicmadmanon November 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell this might explain why Rufus "opted" to be gay. he must think women are crazy when it comes to love.
    rufusworshipperon April 16, 2005   Link

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