The Elegy of Lara Riva

Have you ever heard of the Lakeside Dogs?
The mafia of the Swiss?
Their boss could dispose of a thousand men
Just with a poison kiss.

Their young but bold leader was Lara Riva.
She walked the Vevey streets.
She'd always appear to be alone
Until her sword was unsheathed.

Her long and black coat would blow in the wind,
Made of Italian hide.
Her skin was pale and eyes were dark;
Some thought she had just died.

But Lara Riva was hard to kill,
For she had loyal dogs,
Yet who would've thought that dear young Lara
Would soon sleep with frogs?

One dog was the beta of dear young Lara
Who was great at giving advice,
But nobody knew that the lady boss
Would need to pay a great price.

O Lara, O Lara, how long did you fall?
O Lara, O Lara, O why did you fall?
Nobody knew that the wound to the head
Left you well alive, rather than dead.

The beta dog brought her the enemy;
Her foe in Russia, he was.
But Beta made her unite with him
And fall into his bear paws.

Poor Lara knew that he was no ally;
She saw straight through his lies.
But she put her trust in Beta,
And let no tensions arise.

The beta dog was a sister to her.
They grew up far away.
But Beta had plans with Russian;
They turned her into prey.

Fingers were pointed at dear young Lara.
"She's the one to blame!
Russia does not belong here, Riva;
The boss must be slain!"

She ran and she ran up into the mountains,
To escape the shots of the guns.
She bumped into Beta and let down her guard
As she brought air back to her lungs.

Out stepped Russian who clubbed Lara's skull,
Pushing her down a drop.
He kissed the Beta as Lara fell
Until both heard a wonderful "slop".

O Lara, O Lara, how long did you fall?
O Lara, O Lara, O why did you fall?
Nobody knew that the wound to the head
Left you well alive, rather than dead.

Beta had betrayed poor Lara
So that she could love Russian.
She gunned down the Lakeside Dogs that night
While Lara remained with concussion.

Nothing was left for dear young Lara
As she lay dying in a ditch.
Her gang was gone and her trust betrayed,
By an angelic-looking witch.

Unfortunate Lara wanted revenge,
So crawled back towards her home.
Russian saw her and knew she survived
But decided to let her roam.

As Lara staggered towards her house,
She was greeted by hungry hounds.
Out stepped Russian and Beta - his lover -
With ropes with which Lara was bound.

Dragged to her basement and locked with the hounds,
Lara was fed to the dogs.
Russian and Beta left with glee and delight,
As they finished the Lakeside Dogs.

Unfortunate Lara, blamed for the Russian.
Unfortunate Lara, given concussion.
Unfortunate Lara, there weren't repercussions
For the traitor who slaughtered her own.

O Lara, O Lara, may you rest in peace.
O Lara, O Lara, hear out berceuse.
Your trust and love ended your life,
But in the mafia, you knew that crime had a price.