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Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime.

We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed. The lyrics of "Spreading The Disease" speak of prostitution. So I wonder if she was the prostitute.

The underworld boss instructs Nikki to kill her, making me think she is a loose end, possibly already having had untoward relations with the boss.

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Yes. The lyrics of the song Spreading the Disease make this fairly clear and Chris Degarmo said of the song in a track by track breakdown:

Geoff Tate does a vocal rap about the indoctrination process, and the songs >brings in the character of Mary who is a former prostitute.

source: http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~bigoleg/queensryche/om/features/om_inhis.html

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  • Hi aceshigh, can you please post relent parts here along with a summary in case the link no longer works one day? – Dom Aug 13 '18 at 19:29
  • This is not a reliable source; it is a fanboy website from the early-mid 90's. – Jason P Sallinger Aug 13 '18 at 19:53

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