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"The Masochism Tango" Was Released In 1959 And Was Featured On The Albums "An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer" And "More Of Tom Lehrer". This Song Was Also Featured On The Albums That Followed The Aforementioned Records.


I ache for the touch of your lips, dear But much more for the touch of your whips, dear You can raise welts Like nobody else As we dance to the Masochism Tango

Let our love be a flame, not an ember Say it's me that you want to dismember Blacken my eye Set fire to my tie As we dance to the Masochism Tango

At your command Before you here I stand My heart is in my hand .  (Yeechh!) It's here that I must be

My heart entreats Just hear those savage beats And go put on your cleats And come and trample me

Your heart is hard as stone or mahogany That's why I'm in such exquisite agony My soul is on fire It's aflame with desire Which is why I perspire when we tango

You caught my nose In your left castanet, love I can feel the pain yet, love Ev'ry time I hear drums

And I envy the rose That you held in your teeth, love With the thorns underneath, love Sticking into your gums

Your eyes cast a spell that bewitches The last time I needed twenty stitches To sew up the gash You made with your lash As we danced to the Masochism Tango

Bash in my brain And make me scream with pain Then kick me once again And say we'll never part

I know too well I'm underneath your spell So, darling, if you smell Something burning, it's my heart . . . (hiccup) 'Scuse me!

Take your cigarette from its holder And burn your initials in my shoulder Fracture my spine And swear that you're mine As we dance to the Masochism Tango