My Sister Rose by 10,000 Maniacs: Bee's lyrics bragging about raping and murdering Hera on her "Wedding Day"

This is a song from Bee who down here tells everyone that she is Hera’s sister and that Hera “stole her husband.” This song brags about raping and killing Hera on her “wedding day,” which is the term Bee uses to describe the final day in her “Game of Love” where after Hera is chased around for 10 years she is “wed” to a “Roma Get,” which is an evil wizard, and then gang-raped by her “Uncles” and murdered, followed by an “alien attack” that wipes out Hera’s time loop.

My Sister Rose lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs

Big big plans are being made
For my sisters Wedding Day
We’ll have a ball at the sons of Roma Hall
Family, friends come one and all

First the best man makes a toast
To Rocky and my sister Rose (Rocky is a reference to Kodiak or his son, both of whom are referred to as Iron Man or Iron Mountains, as the Bosses of the Four – alien Family)
A life of years, free of tears
Bottoms up and lots of luck

Polka, tango everyone
Cha cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone
(Ahh)
Frankie Rizzo and his combo play on

Single girls all hear the call
Form a crowd at the back wall
And when the bouquet flies, each one tries
To be the best catch and next years bride (we are told that during Hera’s lifespans there are numerous other women victims, with one chosen and killed every seven years each, so that every summer there is a sacrifice of an innocent woman as part of this Roma Wedding Day. This is not a Traveler tradition but something Bee, using access to her “time machine” has made appear to be a longstanding secret rite. It is not.)

Uncle Sam and Uncle Joe
Take their places in the row
They’re standing by, side to side
For dollar dances with the bride (this is a reference to the several men who jump from loop to loop as each is destroyed and rape Hera during her entire life before the final “wedding day” where she is raped, mutilated and murdered. They force her to call them “uncle” while they are raping her)

Polka, tango everyone
Cha cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone
(Ahh)
He’s a banker, she’ll be well off now (“he’s a banker” refers to Kodiak as a “seven” and a “business man” in Traveler terms)

Sister Rose take your mother’s place (Hera is told that she is not “Hera” but  “Hera’s daughter” because each time Hera is murdered she makes a new “Hera” by throwing what remains of her soul into a new body in a different time loop)
Trade your home and your maiden name
For list of vows and a veil of lace
Made a wife of you today, ho (bragging of killing Hera on her “wedding day”)

Now they cut the five tier cake
That Colucci, he can bake 
A frosted tower of sugar and flour
For the couple of the hour

Polka, tango everyone
Cha cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone
(Ahh)
She was born to wear that gown (obviously a reference to the fact that from birth Hera is slated for the Game of Love and put on a tether, recorded and watched her entire life while the players wait for the Game of Love to begin and culminate on Hera’s “wedding day” where Hera is raped and mutilated until she dies)

Sister Rose take your mother’s place 
Trade your home and your maiden name
For list of vows and a veil of lace
Made a wife of you today
But you’re my sister Rose the saint (Bee’s hatred for Hera comes through in this song and, as she often does in her songs, she refers to Hera as a saint or says “she’s no saint” as in the Taylor Swift song “Better Than Revenge“)

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