Natalie Merchant – She Devil

Eén van mijn favoriete zangeressen is Natalie Merchant. Ik hoorde haar voor het eerst met het prachtige Motherland (2001) en sindsdien volg ik haar. Ze heeft een prachtige trilling in haar stem die me bijzonder raakt.

Het lied She Devil was oorspronkelijk bedoeld voor haar conceptalbum Ophelia uit 1998, met nummers over sterke vrouwen en vrouwelijke archetypes.

Laat je betoveren door deze duivelse dame. Bij mij is het haar al gelukt.

She Devil
Look out she’s coming at you.
Big, dark eyes like Cleopatra.
The eyes of a femme fatale.
Bet you get the ominous feeling.
There’s a cold blooded creature in the dark.
It’s stealing toward you.
You best beware. Take care.
Better than a work of fiction.
Half ingénue, half a vixen.
Your little paper doll.
Brother she’s a wicked sister.
Subtle and sly, watch it mister.
And take my advice, stay away.
Or number your days.
Opiate clouds surround you.
An addiction to love has found you out.
Half out of your mind.
Fool when I think about you.
I wanna wrap my arms around you.
And tell you more,
more than words can say.

She devil, she conquer.
She devil, you want her.
You’re unaware tonight,
of the danger everywhere.
My poor little sleeping giant.
Dreaming warm and silent.
Where has your Delilah gone?
Why don’t you wake and see through.
Every way that she’s deceived you.
How she moves within?
Everything the woman touches.
It withers and dies in her clutches.
Why should your fate be,
any different from these?
Oh yes I’ve heard about you.
Every word that’s said about you.
The man in the silvery web.
Fell for the sweet persuasion,
of a black widow spider now,
nothing can save him.
It’s just a matter of time.
She devil, she conquer.
She devil, you want her.
You’re unaware, tonight,
of the danger everywhere.
She devil, she conquer.
She devil, you want her.
You’re well aware, tonight,
of the danger everywhere.
But you don’t care.