Lyric discussion by foreignwords 

Has no one considered Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"? A number of her songs on this album have literary references, and I wouldn't be surprised if they ALL do and they're just more vague than the handful I've recognized. The Scarlet Letter was "A" for Adultery, associated with prostitution (or at least a similar act), etc, and the character's name here is Angelene. The character's name in the book is not Angelene, but the letter A appears throughout the book in different places, at one point initially (and incorrectly) interpreted by some of the characters to stand for "Angel" but the theme of adultery and the color red appear throughout the book. This is the first of quite a handful of literary references in this album.

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