Listen to Ophelia (Live Version) song with lyrics from Natalie Merchant

Ophelia (Live Version)

Natalie Merchant26 Oct 1999

Ophelia (Live Version) Lyrics

Ophelia (Live) - Natalie Merchant

Written by:Hyde

Ophelia was a bride of God


A novice carmelite


In sister cells

The cloister bells tolled on her wedding night


Ophelia was the rebel girl

A blue stockting suffragette


Who remedied society between her cigarettes


And Ophelia was the sweetheart

To a nation overnight


Curvaceous thighs

Vivacious eyes


Love was at first sight

Love was at first sight




Ophelia was a demigoddess in pre-war babylon


So statuesque a silhouette

In black satin evening gowns


Ophelia was the mistress to

A vegas gambling man


Signora Ophelia maraschina

Mafia courtesan


Ophelia was the circus queen

The female cannonball

Boy's projected through five flaming hoops

To wild and shocked applause

To wild and shocked applause




Ophelia was a tempest cyclone

A goddamn hurricane


Your common sense your best defense

They wasted and in vain


For Ophelia know your every woe

And every pain you'd ever had


She'd sympathize

She dry your eyes

Help you to forget

And help you to forget


And help you to forget


Ophelia's mind went wandering

You'd wonder where she goes


Through secret doors down corridors

She wanders there alone


All alone



All alone