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Prick! Goes The Scorpion's Tale

Sung by

Emilie Autumn

Prick! Goes The Scorpion's Tale is a song sung by The Painted Doll, with some of the carnies playing a minor role as chorus. In the song, Painted Doll mimics Tamara's encounter with The Scorpion and expresses scorn at the girl's naivete.


LyricsEdit

Black, black is love's potion
We drink, we drink from its well
and, in their name, let's drink to true love
For a toad and a scorpion fell
Yes, in their name, let's drink to true love
For true love can break the spell
(For true love can break the spell)

Awake from your dream, frog maiden
Skin green as the emerald sea
Let me tell you a tale of a love that had failed
Prick, prick, prick! goes the scorpion's tail

She blushed as she walked by the water
Having known him the evening before
She liked how he spoke
But aware of his poke
Prick, prick, prick! goes the scorpion's tail

Oh, love, it is foolish and green, my love
How quickly we forget the sting, my love
What a pretty and dangerous line, my love
What bitter, yet delicious wine, my love

With a flick of his prick, he surprised her
Shell red as the rose in his teeth
“Fair maiden, join me!
Let us ride out to sea!”
Prick, prick, prick! goes the scorpion's tail

She pondered, if his love was poison
But he pricked her so gently, she swooned
His words poured like wine
As their fates intertwined
Prick, prick, prick! goes the scorpion's tail

Oh, love, it is foolish and green, my love
How quickly we forget the sting, my love
What a pretty and dangerous line, my love
What bitter, yet delicious wine, my love

She offered her back quite demurely
He climbed and they swam out to sea
She stroked and she smiled
and his stinger went wild
Prick, prick, prick, prick
Prick, prick, prick! goes the scorpion's tail

Black, black is love's potion
Take heed, take heed of the thorns
Don't scream when it stings
Remember that you were warned

Come drink, drink, drink, drink
Drink, drink, drink, drink
Drink, drink, drink, drink
Drink, drink, drink
Drink-drink-drink!
The cup of my scorn!


Trivia Edit

  • According to Emilie Autumn, Doll was originally supposed to disembowel Scorpion during the climax of Prick! Goes The Scorpion's Tale, leaving him to scoop his organs back in and run after her.


Gallery Edit

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