All opera needs a bloody heroine
to face down malice and hypocrisy,
to drink and love and fight before she dies ‒
une amoureuse who fills life to to the brim
with all the joy and pain that make us free ‒
she knows that faintheart seldom wins the prize.
So if you want to gain a boy's devotion
with something that will hook him nice and quick ‒
unsheathe your sword in one swift fluid motion,
then stab him through the shoulder ‒ that's the trick.
And if you want to grab a girl's attention
with something more than just a winning smile,
there really is one thing I ought to mention ‒
go burn down convents baby ‒ that's the style.