This song is actually in Italian (which I know you’ll enjoy Steph :P), but it’s a song about emptiness. It reminds me of Helena Wayne because the New 52 version feels very empty in the sense that she’s completely distanced herself from her life on Earth-2, and subsequently her own identity as Helena Wayne. She also strikes me as someone who is very sad on the inside but doesn’t like to look vulnerable around others and has a very cynical outlook on life. I feel this song captures that side of her very well.
While I don’t think either Helena or Kara have romantic feelings for each other, this song does make me think of the close friendship that they have and how they very much look after each other in their own way. I think this song best captures how Kara Zor-L feels about her friendship with Helena Wayne in part because she at one point didn’t have her in her life which made her appreciate this friendship even more, and in part because Kara has always struck me as being slightly more invested in the friendship than Helena. This isn’t to say that Helena doesn’t value her friendship with Kara, but her reasons for valuing this friendship are a bit different from that of Kara’s.
Aside from the fact that this song is from 1984 and therefore within the pre-Crisis Helena’s publication history, it also makes me think of Harry Sims’ complicated relationship with Helena Wayne. He was that guy who wanted to have a ‘normal relationship’ with a woman he perceived as ‘normal’ only to discover that she was a lot more than he initially bargained for. More specifically he responded poorly to the fact that Helena was a lawyer by day and a costumed crime-fighter by night, which conflicted with his idea of how a ‘normal girlfriend’ should be. Obviously we all know that ‘playing it safe’ isn’t really Helena’s style and enjoys being the Huntress too much to willingly give that up. Under those circumstances she could therefore never slow down enough for him to keep up with her and that frustrated him.
On a very superficial level, this song is the New 52 Helena Wayne in a nutshell (though it could easily be a Selina Kyle song as well). She’s confident, stylish, likes cars, dresses, money, power, and she definitely loves being a woman. (Though this being a Benny Benassi song, I’m pretty sure he mean’s the act of sex. While Helena does not appear to be sexually active in the New 52, she does strike me as someone who would prefer to be on top if she was…which would be consistent with her *current* characterisation).
This song is very much about being stuck in a certain place in your life and needing to move past that, which is exactly what Helena Wayne is trying to do in the New 52…albeit not very successfully. On the one hand she longs to have her life back to what it used to be, but at the same time she’s completely divorced herself from it, feeling that there’s no point in holding on to something that no longer exists. Given that she has very little control over her current circumstances, she tries to make of the life she has now as much as she can.