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Tori Amos: Really Deep Thoughts

What's so amazing about really deep thoughts? Let Tori Amos answer that with song lyrics and quotations.

A culture that doesn’t know its mythology is powerless


"A culture that doesn’t know its mythology is powerless. Some kids show up at my shows crawling out of their bodies. They’d turn their power over to anything; that’s ‘cause they don’t know the tools to go in."

So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts


"So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts. What’s so amazing about really deep thoughts? Boy, you best pray that I bleed real soon. How’s that thought for ya?"

When it all is said and done who can Love you and still be standing?


"When it all is said and done, who can Love you and still be standing?"

My absorption lines they are frayed and I fear-- my fear is greater than m...


"My absorption lines, they are frayed, and I fear-- my fear is greater than my faith, but I walk the missionary way."

If they keep crashing stuff into the moon the moon’s gonna get pissed off ...


"If they keep crashing stuff into the moon, the moon’s gonna get pissed off, and the tides’ll change, and all the women’ll start PMS-ing together. Then you guys are going to fucking regret it."

I want to kill this waitress


"I want to kill this waitress. I can’t believe this violence in mind. And is her power all in her club sandwich?"

Go to bed


"Go to bed. The priests are dead. Now no one can call you bad."

Threads that are golden don’t break easily


"Threads that are golden don’t break easily."

Innocence targeted whose God is this? Wish that she had one more day


"Innocence targeted, whose God is this? Wish that she had one more day..."

They can’t see what you’re born to be


"They can’t see what you’re born to be. They can’t see me. They can’t be what they can’t believe. They can’t see what you see."

Whose God then is God? They all want jurisdiction


"Whose God then is God? They all want jurisdiction. In the Book of Earth, whose God spread fear? Spread love?"

shred in ribbons of lithium


"...shred in ribbons of lithium. Blow by blow Her Mind cut In Sheets, Layers Deep, now unraveling..."

Particle by particle she slowly changes


"Particle by particle she slowly changes."

Show me the ways to button up buttons that have forgotten they’re buttons


"Show me the ways to button up buttons that have forgotten they’re buttons."

Soon there’ll be fast food on the moon painted in neon with For Sale signs u...


"Soon there’ll be fast food on the moon painted in neon with For Sale signs up. You say I’m more afraid of what tomorrow could bring to us."

Ratatouille strychnine sometimes she’s a friend of mine with a gigantic whi...


"Ratatouille strychnine, sometimes she’s a friend of mine with a gigantic whirlpool that will blow your mind."

The Gospel changes meaning if you follow John or Paul


"The Gospel changes meaning if you follow John or Paul. And could you ever Let it be, the Mary of it all?"

A little dust never stopped me none


"A little dust never stopped me none. He liked my shoes, I kept them on."

On some of my darkest days Lucifer’s the one who comes and gives me an ice ...


"On some of my darkest days, Lucifer’s the one who comes and gives me an ice cream."

Got an angry snatch girls you know what I mean when swivelin’ that hip doe...


"Got an angry snatch, girls you know what I mean, when swivelin’ that hip doesn’t do the trick."

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