"Betrayed" as written by and Beresford/addis Romeo....
Betrayed, by the one who says she loves you
By the one who says she needs you - above all other men
Betrayed, by her fragile, vicious beauty
Her father did his duty and I lie down betrayed

Justice taught her confidence, her mother was like steel
Her cousins, they're all convicts
She alone rose above that wheel
But a motorcyclist, no matter how good
Is slave to the oncoming truck
And the poison of her father was her most pitiless luck

Betrayed, by the one who says she loves you
By the one who says she needs you - above all other men
Betrayed, by her fragile, vicious beauty
Her father did his duty and I lay down betrayed

Three of us lie in his bed - night of infamy
One of us lies on our back - her father's in her head
And quick she turns and slaps my face
And with her eyes open wide she screams
I hate you, I hate you, I hate you
But she's looking right by me

Betrayed, by the one who says she loves you
By the one who says she needs you - above all other men
Betrayed, by her fragile, vicious beauty
Her father did his duty and I lie down betrayed



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"Betrayed" as written by Lou Reed Beresford Romeo

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    General CommentI'm tempted to say, "Way to make it all about you, Lou," but I won't. Instead I'll say this is an interesting take on what it's like to be in a relationship with an incest survivor. The father is always there, between them - so to the husband, I suppose it could feel like he's being cheated on, in a way. The second stanza saves it from being totally self-centered, by showing empathy and respect for her.
    rosalyreon April 30, 2014   Link

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