《Ingénue》 from the group Mono, sung by Siobhan de Maré. Note the word Ingénue.
The ingénue (/ˈænʒənuː/) is a stock character in literature, film, and a role type in the theatre; generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome. Ingenue may also refer to a new young actress or one typecast in such roles. The term comes from the French adjective ingénu meaning “ingenuous” or innocent, virtuous, and candid. The term may also imply a lack of sophistication and cunning.
Typically, the ingenue is beautiful, gentle, sweet, virginal, and often naïve, in mental or emotional danger, or even physical danger, usually a target of The Cad; whom she may have mistaken for The Hero. Due to lack of independence, the ingenue usually lives with her father or a father figure (although in some rare cases she lives with a mother figure). The vamp (femme fatale) is often a foil for the ingenue (or the damsel in distress).
Ingenue (stock character),
The stranger sang a theme From someone else's dream The leaves began to fall And no one spoke at all But I can't seem to recall When you came along Ingénue Ingénue I just don't know what to do The tree-lined avenue Begins to fade from view Drowning past regrets In tea and cigarettes But I can't seem to forget When you came along Ingénue Ingénue I just don't know what to do Ingénue I just don't know what to do Ingénue I just don't know what to do Ingénue I just don't know what to do IngénueDisqus