She Wolf

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Music is adapted from Pietro Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and lyrical concept by Giovanni Verga. Pietro secretly composed perhaps one of the most beautiful short pieces from an opera, for a contest.

The contest was to write an opera for the short story (Cavalleria Rusticana) by Verga. Giovanni revolutionized writing by introducing the verismo movement. Later writers such as Hemingway and Bukowski realized the benefits of dialog and highly descriptive writing using common everyday language.

We used the lyrical idea of another Verga short story, The She Wolf, with the little intermezzo as a dub, trying to make a sly reference to the original music, since there are usually no words in an intermezzo. The suble purpose of an intermezzo is to allow some time for the scenery to change behind the curtain...

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She Wolf

red lips
green eyes
black hair
no longer young, still beautiful

oh, oh, a servant to her heart
but free

she fell in love
fell in love in a strong way
with a man so oh very lovely
but a man who was not hers

Lola’s so scared
to say that she cares
Lola pretending that it's rained
and washed it all away

Lonely sparrow
she stands on her balcony
it's a holiday now

oh, her body, aching
with no one to want her

Her hands thrusting through her hair
no remedy for this tear

lovers whisper
lets pretend the rain
has come and washed it away

lovers just pray
that clouds so gray
have come and washed it away

lovers just say
pretend the rain
has come and washed it away

like every day
the love she has
is washed away

©2006 Jennifer Cook and Richard Larsen

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from one, released July 24, 2007
©2006 Jennifer Cook and Richard Larsen

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Genre: Downtempo Pop/Trip-Hop

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