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PAVANNE
(Richard & Linda Thompson)

Pavanne, cold steel woman Pavanne
How do you love a woman
With eyes cold as the barrel of her gun
Who's never missed her mark on anyone
Pavanne, Pavanne, Pavanne

Casino doors swing open, the rich men raise their eyes
They say who is this beauty as elegant as ice
And later there's an accident, another charge d'affairs
Is lying in a pool of blood, no witness anywhere
And they say she was a hundred miles away
The hotel porter saw her climb the stairs
And the maid with trembling hand knows waht to say
When the judge says "Are you sure," "I'm sure" she swears.

Pavanne, cold steel woman Pavanne
How do you love a woman
With eyes cold as the barrel of her gun
Who's never missed her mark on anyone
Pavanne, Pavanne, Pavanne

At the presidential palace a thousand people saw
His excellency leave his car and never make the door
The blood flows from his fingers as he clutches at the stain
He staggers like a drunken man, lies twisted in the rain
And they say she grew up well provided for
Her mother used to keep her boys for sure
And father's close attention let to talk
She learned to stab her food with a silver fork

Pavanne, cold steel woman Pavanne

And they say she didn't do it for the money
And they say she didn't do it for a man
They say that she did it for the pleasure
The pleasure of the moment
Pavanne, cold steel woman Pavanne
How do you stop this woman
When everyone is moving in a trance
Like prisoners of some slow and courtly dance
Pavanne, Pavanne, Pavanne
Pavanne, Pavanne, Pavanne

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recorded by Richard & Linda Thompson on "First Light" (1978)
and performed live by Simon Nicol & Dave Swarbrick in 1982
copyright Polygram Music
This song achieves the most extraordinary effect - menacing and
compelling - by allying a tale of modern terrorism to the most
formal and archaic melody.
@murder @crime
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MJ



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