That Old Violin

from by Elise Cabrét

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There was a riddle written in his skin
of a sneaky-eyed snake and an old violin
Fresh out of Pentridge he came to my door
He said ‘I need a woman who knows how to roar’

So we got down to business
with an old fashioned kiss
as slowly he tasted the flesh he had missed
I lifted his shirt, his heart-beat within
Thats where I noticed that old violin

Now I’ve been with gangsters
cheaters and thieves
but I ain’t met a man with a famous mystique
He must of noticed the look on my face
when I saw that fiddle
and that beady-eyed snake
and then Johnny The Killer pushed me on the bed
he said "Darling you wouldn't make a bad man mad!"

He was a viper, yes, he was a snake
and I was the call-girl they found in the lake
But there was no witness to call to the stand
so Johnny he walked, no justice for the dammed, no
But there will be a sentence, that I caught from a syringe
I will be the final song, for that old violin


from The Wrong Side of Blue, released December 11, 2015
Written and performed by Elise Cabrét
Produced by Trevor Carter / Studio 52
Featuring Luke Kosanski (electric guitar) and Doug McDowell (bass)



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Elise Cabrét Melbourne, Australia

Alluring and soul-stirring. Melbourne alt folk artist Elise Cabrét is a modern Joni Mitchell.

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