Joined: April 2000
||Posted: Nov. 14 2007, 13:25
I'll repeat here a post I put in another similar topic.
"Crime of passion" is freely based upon a real-life story which happened in 1852, about a 19-year-old English girl, whose name was Elizabeth Jane; she got married to a Portuguese man, but even after she married him she continued to lead a sort-of ... ahem ... reckless life . Her husband had some patience for a while, but he finally lost it all and challenged in a duel (with guns) the last one in a long series of 'friends' of her wife. She happened to walk by chance into the duel's site, and she oddly threw herself in between, to avoid that her lover killed her husband - but obviously the one who got killed was her. [Did this maybe inspire the Moonlight Shadow video as well? ] Her husband, love-crazed as always, lived three more years, obsessed by her ghost (which he used to 'conjure up' from the bottom of a whiskey bottle...), and then he killed himself.
This story was explained to me by an Italian friend of mine, a history teacher (who did quite a lot of research on it), so I tend to believe it is really true.
The death of Mike's mother, or indeed of anyone who was close to him, has nothing to do with the song's lyrics.
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian