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Dark Lady Lyrics

The fortune queen of New Orleans
Was brushing her cat
In her black limousine
On the back seat were scratches from
The marks of men her fortunes she had won
I couldn't see through the tinted glass
She said "Home James" and he hit the gas
I followed her to some darkened room
She took my money
She said "I'll be with you soon"


Dark lady laughed and danced
And lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music
Till her brew was done
Dark lady played black magic
Till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me
Than I knew myself

She dealt two cards, a queen and a three
And mumbled some words
That were so strange to me
And then she turned up a two-eyed jack
My eyes saw red but the card
Still stayed black

She said "the man you love is secretly true
To someone else who is very close to you
My advice is that you leave this place
Never come back and forget you ever saw my face"


So I ran home and crawled in my bed
I couldn't sleep because
Of all the things she said
Then I remembered her strange perfume
And how I smelled it once in my own room

So I sneaked back and caught her with my man
Laughing and kissing
Till they saw the gun in my hand
The next thing I knew
They were dead on the floor
Dark lady would never turn a card up anymore

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This song is about a lady that goes to a fortune teller who she ultimatly discovers is in a relationship with her boyfrined.

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This song is about a woman who thinks that her boyfriend is cheating on her, so she goes to a fortune teller to find out. She ultimately finds out that fortune teller is the one her boyfriend is having an affair with, so she kills them both.

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I. Love. This. Song.

Cher rocks... If he cheats, make sure he won't do it again.

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Awesome song! Everybody else pretty much covered the meaning... one of my favories. Very Cher.

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"If he cheats, make sure he won't do it again." That is a very messed-up philosophy. Please don't encourage it.

There's a tradition involving this song at a bar i visit - in the chorus, everyone pounds eir drink on the bar on the two beats following "one by one" and "on the twelve". Anyone else know of this?

Yes, those two beats are well celebrated and even accented with hand gestures by Cher when she performs it now.

I think you're spending way too much time in that bar. :)

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