Cassandra – Part II

Standing motionless on the empty stage
Her black trench coat falling

Precious, somebody wants you
Precious, somebody wants you

She languidly unfolds her arms
Crossing one stiletto heel over the other

Precious, somebody wants you
I think I met you at a party

Slowly leaning back against the brass pole
She draws a long cigarette and a light

And left with an impression
Like, foxy, I want you

From her fingerless lace-trimmed gloves
Her pale flesh reflecting the blue spotlight

I wonder what her mouth tastes like
I wonder what she looks like in the morning

“Hey! No smoking in here!” a voice calls out
The crowd roaring

Somebody wants you, somebody needs you
Somebody wants you, somebody needs you

She takes a deep drag, looking out through tousled curls
Her smoke ring kisses, uncaught, left drifting to the ceiling

Your lips girl, they kill me
Confuse me and fulfill me

She walks the edge of the stage
Like she’s balancing on a tightrope

Your body’s like a roller coaster

Bills, crumpled and crisp, strewn at her feet
She daintily kicks them back into hungry laps

That knot around my throat

She turns as a ballerina, taking another long drag
Hiding her eyes under heavy lashes and shadows

Baby, watch me swoon

Swaying, gently undulating
A call eternal as the sea

Baby, and do my thing

Wrapping herself in the trench, the lights go down
On their stomping and yowling

Come on clap your hands little mama

A spotlight on her crimson mouth
She raises a finger to her lips

Now do what your daddy say






Here is a previous installment of the story:  Cassandra


[Lyrics in italics from:  “Somebody Needs You,” by Lo Fidelity Allstars, featuring Greg Dulli.  Original release:  Don’t Be Afraid of Love, 2000.]

Video posted to youtube by user afdillon’s channel.


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9 thoughts on “Cassandra – Part II

    1. Isn’t it? Some turns are a little less expected than others….

      Thanks. I really like this song (at 2:10 I like it less so I didn’t include that part :))… the sound is simple and very effective. That bass line in particular — it’s reminiscent of 70s Barney Miller.

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  3. J.

    Brilliant. Great song choice, too. Greg Dulli is a favourite of mine, so I was already hooked the minute I saw the track you chose to accompany this piece. Stellar writing as always.

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