“Music has the charms to soothe the savage beast.”
Welcome to Songday Sunday
This is a massive inspirational song and one of my all-time favourites to boot.
This song not only inspired the Big Bad and arch-nemesis of my anti-hero in my fanfic three-book saga, I even borrowed her name straight from the song. Mama ZuZu in the song is the cigarette smoking Madame of Club Zydeco Moon. In my fanfic, Mama Zuzu became the cold-hearted, vengeance filled matron of the Red Rose… a disturbed and ruthless villain and more than a match for my anti-hero assassin, Rathe.
I can never hear this song now without thinking of the infamous Red Rose and nefarious Mama Zuzu.