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Tori Amos To Venus and Back song lyrics To Venus and Back (1999)
From the Choirgirl Hotel lyrics
From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998)
Boys for Pele Boys for Pele (1996)
Under the Pink lyrics
Under the Pink (1994)
Little Earthquakes
Little Earthquakes (1992)

Lyrics of Tori Amos
Under the Pink (1994)
1. Pretty Good Year
2. God
3. Bells for Her
4. Past the Mission
5. Baker Baker
6. The Wrong Band
7. The Waitress
8. Cornflake Girl
9. Icicle
10. Cloud on My Tongue
11. Space Dog
12. Yes, Anastasia


PRETTY GOOD YEAR



Tears on the sleeve of a man
don't want to be a boy today
heard the eternal footman
bought himself a bike to race
and Greg he writes letters and burns his CDs
they say you were something in those formative years
hold onto nothing as fast as you can
well still pretty good year

Maybe a bright sandy beach
is gonna bring you back
maybe not so now you're off
you're gonna see America
well let me tell you something about America
pretty good year
some things are melting now
well what's it gonna take till my baby's alright

and Greg he writes letters with his birthday pen
sometimes he's aware that they're drawing him in
Lucy was pretty your best friend agreed
well still pretty good year


GOD



God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through

You make pretty daisies pretty daisies love
I gotta find what you're doing about things here
a few witches burning gets a little toasty here
I gotta find why you always go when the wind blows
tell me you're crazy maybe then I'll understand
you got your 9 iron in the back seat just in case
heard you've gone south well babe you love your new 4 wheel
I gotta find why you always go when the wind blows

[give not thy strength unto women
nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings]

Will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky fall
will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky

God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through


BELLS FOR HER



and through the life force and there goes her friend
on her Nishiki it's out of time
and through the portal they can make amends

hey would you say whatever we're blanket friends
can't stop what's coming
can't stop what's on its way

and through the walls they made their mudpies
I've got your mind I said
she said I've your voice
I said you don't need my voice girl
you have your own
but you never thought it was enough of
so they went years and years
like sisters blanket girls
always there through that and this
there's nothing we cannot ever fix I said

can't stop what's coming
can't stop what's on its way
Bells and footfalls and soldiers and dolls
brothers and lovers she and I were
now she seems to be sand under his shoes
there's nothing I can do
can't stop what's coming
can't stop what's on its way

and now I speak to you are you in there
you have her face and her eyes
but you are not her
and we go at each other like blank ettes
who can't find their thread and their bare

can't stop loving
can't stop what is on its way
and I see it coming
and it's on its way


PAST THE MISSION



I don't believe I went too far
I said I was willing
she said she knew what my books did not
I thought she knew what's up

Past the mission
behind the prison tower
past the mission
I once knew a hot girl
past the mission
they're closing every hour
past the mission
I smell the roses

She said they all think they know him well
she knew him better
everyone wanted something from him
I did too but I shut my mouth
he just gave me a smile

Hey they found a body
not sure it was his
still they're using his name
and she gave him shelter
and somewhere I know she knows
somewhere I know she knows
somethings only she knows


BAKER BAKER



Baker Baker baking a cake
make me a day
make me whole again
and I wonder what's in a day
what's in your cake this time

I guess you heard he's gone to L.A.
he says that behind my eyes I'm hiding
and he tells me I pushed him away
that my heart's been hard to find

here
there must be something here
there must be something here
here

Baker Baker can you explain
if truly his heart was made of icing
and I wonder how mine would taste
maybe we could change his mind

I know you're late for your next parade
you came to make sure that I'm not running
well I ran from him in all kinds of ways
guess it was her turn this time

time
thought I'd make friends with time
thought we'd be flying
maybe not this time

Baker Baker baking a cake
make me a day
make me whole again
and I wonder if he's ok
if you see him say hi


THE WRONG BAND



I think it's perfectly clear
we're in the wrong band
Ginger is always sincere
just not to one man
she called me up and she said
you know that I'm drowning
it's the dog trainer again
he says that he thinks that she needs more hands

I think it's perfectly clear
we're in the wrong band
Senator let's be sincere
as much as we can
he called her up and he said
the new prosecutor soon will be wanting a word
so she's got a soft spot for heels and spurs
and there's something believin in her voice again
said there's something believin
instead of just leavin

And she gets her cigars from the sweet fat man
I think it's perfectly clear
we're in the wrong band
Heidi says she'll be sincere
as much as she can
I called her up and I said
you know that I'm drowning
put on your raincoat again
cause even the sun's got a price on it
and there's something believin in her voice again
said there's something believin in her voice
instead of just leavin

She said it's time I open my eyes
don't be afraid to open your eyes
maybe she's right
maybe she's right
maybe she's right
maybe she's right


THE WAITRESS



So I want to kill this waitress
she's worked her a year longer than I
If I did it fast you know that's an act of kindness

But I believe in peace
I believe in peace, Bitch
I believe in peace

I want to kill this waitress
I can't believe this violence in mind
and is her power all in her club sandwich

I want to kill this killing wish
they're too many stars and not enough sky
Boys all think she's living kindness
ask a fellow waitress
ask a fellow waitress


CORNFLAKE GIRL



Never was a cornflake girl
thought that was a good solution
hangin with the raisin girls
she's gone to the other side
givin us a yo heave ho
things are getting kind of gross
and I go at sleepy time
this is not really happening
you bet your life it is

Peel out the watchword just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on
seems we got a cheaper feel now
all the sweeteaze are gone
gone to the other side
with my encyclopedia
they musta paid her a nice price
she's puttin on her string bean love
this is not really happening
you bet your life it is

Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl
and the man with the golden gun
thinks he knows so much
thinks he knows so much
Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl


ICICLE



Icicle Icicle where are you going
I have a hiding place when spring marches in
will you keep watch for me
I hear them calling
gonna lay down
gonna lay down

greeting the monster in our Easter dresses
Father says bow your head like the Good Book says
well I think the Good Book is missing some pages
gonna lay down
gonna lay down

and when my hand touches myself
I can finally rest my head
and when they say take from his body
I think I'll take from mine instead

Getting Off Getting Off while they're all downstairs
singing prayers sing away he's in my pumpkin p.j's
lay your book on my chest
feel the word
feel the word
feel the word
feel it

I could have
I should have
I could have flown
you know I could have
I should have
I didn't so


CLOUD ON MY TOUNGE



Someone's knockin on my kitchen door
leave the wood outside
what all the girls here are freezing cold
leave me with your Borneo
I don't need much to keep me warm

don't stop now what you're doing
what you're doing my ugly one
Bring them all here
hard to hide a hundred girls in your hair
it won't be fair if I hate her
if I ate her
you can go now

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
you're already in there

Got a cloud sleeping on my tongue
he goes then it goes
and kiss the violets as they're waking up

leave me with your Borneo
leave me the way I was before

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
I'm already in circles and circles and circles again
the girl's in circles and circles got to stop spinning
circles and circles and circles again
thought I was over the bridge now


SPACE DOG



Way to go Mr. Microphone
show us all what you don't know
centuries secret societies
he's out commander still
space dog

so sure we were on something
your feet are finally on the ground he said
so sure we were on something
your feet are just on the ground girl

rain and snow
our engines have been receiving your eager call
there's Colonel Dirtyfishydishcloth
he'll distract her good
don't worry so

and to the one you thought was on your side
she can't understand
she truly believes the lies

Lemon Pie
he's coming through
our commander still Space dog
lines secure Space dog

Deck the halls
I'm young again
I'm you again
racing turtles
the grapefruit is winning
seems i keep getting this story twisted
so where's Neil when you need him
deck the halls
it's you again
it's you again
somewhere someone must know the ending
is she still pissing in the river now
heard she's gone
moved into a trailer park

so sure we were on something
[so sure those girls now are in the Navy]
your feet finally on the ground he said
[those bombs our friends can't even hurt you now]
so sure we were on something
[and hold those tears cause they're still on your side]
you feet just on the ground girl
[don't hear the dogs barking]
so sure we were on something
[don't say you know we've gone Andromeda]
your feet finally on the ground he said
[stood with those girls before]
so sure we were on something
[the hair in pairs it just got nasty]
your feet are just on the ground
[and now those girls are gone]


YES, ANASTASIA



I know what you want the magpies have come
if you know me so well then tell me which hand I use

Make them go
make it go

Saw her there in a restaurant
Poppy don't go
I know your mother is a good one
but Poppy don't go
I'll take you home
show me the things I've been missin
show me the ways I forgot to be speaking
show me the ways to get back to the garden
show me the ways to get around the get around
show me the ways to button up buttons
that have forgotten they're buttons
well we can't have that
forgetting that

girls girls what have we done to ourselves
driving on the vine
over clothes lines
but officer I saw the sign
thought I'd been through this in 1919
counting the tears of ten thousand men
and gathered them all
but my feet are slipping
there's something we left on the windowsill
there's something we left yes

We'll see how brave you are
we'll see how fast you'll be running
we'll see how brave you are
yes, Anastasia
and all your dollies have friends

Thought she deserved no less than she'd give
well happy birthday
her blood's on my hands
it's kind of a shame cause I did like that dress
it's funny the things that you find in the rain
the things that you find
in the mall and in the date mines
in the knots still in her hair
on the bus I'm on my way down
all the girls seem to be there

Come along now little darlin'
come along now with me
come along now little darlin'
we'll see how brave you are
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