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Full band version also available on Black Fortress of Opium's s/t album


You're a Frenchman
You're a German
Not your choice or decision

Ari Ari
Are you ready ready
It is coming
It is here

Daddy made you choose
Between me and him
He was an actor
Mama sang and bellowed

Your mother was strange
Caught in the Middle Ages
She brought you an orange from America
Then when you got older
She brought you potent poisons

A Paffgen, A Delon
An only child
A little boy
Lost between countries
Lost between parents

I can't know your pain
But I too am an only child
And I too love your mother

Ari Ari
Are you ready ready
It is coming
It is here

When it got too bad she sang
When she got too sad she drew it into her
Channeling spirits of Morgan LeFay

A European stuck in New York
Surrounded with weirdness she fit right in
They shot her father in the head
The Nazis that is

She traded her beauty for rejection and addiction
Tiring of all the staring faces
But they kept staring
Just in a different way

Ari Ari
Are you ready ready
It is coming
It is here


from Beautiful Boot Leg - Live at Rick Walker's, released December 23, 2014
Ajda the Turkish Queen: vocals, mandolin
Recorded at Rick Walker's in Boston, MA
Mastered by Will Kennedy at Studio P



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Ajda the Turkish Queen Somerville, Massachusetts

The Tea Queue, Lone Star of the East, Black Fortress of Opium frontgal. Ajda the Turkish Queen has been compared to Thalia Zedek, Cat Power, Siouxsie Sioux, Courtney Love, Nico, and Aimee Mann, and appeared on bills with acts such as Soriah, Franz Ferdinand, Serena Maneesh, Andrew Bird, Gary Lucas, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Dresden Dolls, His Name is Alive, and more. ... more

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