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A Sword And A Rose And A Cape

A Sword And A Rose And A Cape lyrics

A Sword And A Rose And A Cape

Marco:

In me you see a relic of a long lamented age
When masculine behavior wrote a grand romantic page
With every man a lover like a hero on a stage
With a sword and a rose and a cape

Where are the great romantics who would languish for a rose
Who fought a duel with one hand while the other hand wrote prose
Who scale my lady’s balcony and swung upon her drape
With a sword and a rose and a cape

They have flown, have flown like ashes
Or they reappear in flashes

Chorus:

But they find themselves contrary to the point

Marco:

These aristocrats and highbrows
Meet with such astonished eyebrows

Chorus:

They endeavor proudly wither and for rot

Marco:

Where are the flaming Frenchmen and the seething Viennese
In Spain today they’ll hug a horse and let a mistress freeze
And now the male Italian just gets passionate for cheese
Oh, the sword and the rose and the cape

And so if when I look at you I flutter like a moth
It’s just that I am of the breed and woven from the cloth
Of men who live to fight a duel or plight a lover’s troth
A man who would twine her hair or peel my lady’s grape
Leap from her balcony and glorious escape

Chorus:

Play on her harpsichord and perpetrate her rape

Marco:

Perpetrate her rape?

Chorus:

With a sword and a rose and a cape
Ol!
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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