The Scheme

I'd like to change your mind, my dear; I'd like to change your mind

About the ugly fight we had, about the things you said

No greater remedy for pain could one possibly find!

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You came home late this evening, so, to prove I'm not unkind,

I calmly sneak behind you and I kiss your graying head

I'm sorry you don't like it, dear; I hope you change your mind.

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You're off to sleep so soon, my love? Oh no, I do not mind!

I'll aid you in your dozing off with this pipe made of lead!

No greater cure for drowsiness could one possibly find!

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I drag your body down the hall; your hands and feet I bind

I stab you with so many knives; watch you awake in dread

As you realize the violence that changed your feeble mind.

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And by that time, it's far too late! You're surely bound to find

That you know nothing as your blood is staining sheet and bed

A cure for infidelity; the best that one could find

I hope it drives you mad, you cur! I hope it changed your mind!