To Venus And Back Album Lyrics by Tori Amos


Tori Amos Lyrics

To Venus And Back Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Bliss Lyrics

father i killed my monkey
i let it out
to taste the sweet of spring
wonder if i will wander out
test my tether to
see if i'm still free
from you

steady as it comes
right down
to you
i've said it all
so maybe we're a bliss
of another kind

lately, i'm into circuitry
what it means to be
made of you but not enough for you
and i wonder if
you can bilocate is that what i taste
your supernova juice
you know it's true i'm part of you

steady as it comes
right down to you
i've said it all

so maybe you're a 4 horse engine
with a power drive
a hot kachina who wants into mine
take it with your terracide

we're a bliss
of another kind

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Juárez Lyrics

dropped off the edge again down in Juarez
"don't even bat an eye
if the eagle cries" the rasta man says
just cause the desert likes
young girls flesh and
no angel came

i don't think you even know
what you think you just said
so go on spill your seed
shake your gun to the rasta man's head
and the desert - she must be blessed
and no angel came

there's a time to keep it up
a time to keep it in
the indian is told
the cowboy is his friend
you know that i can breathe
even when i cheat
should. should've been over for me
no angel came

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concertina Lyrics

clouds descending
i'm not policing what you think and dream
i run into your thought from across the room
just another trick
can i weather this

i've got a fever above my waist
you got a squeeze box on your knee
i know the truth is in between
the 1st and the 40th drink

concertina
concertina
a chill that bends
this i swear
you're the fiercest
calm i've been in
concertina
concertina
try infrared
this i swear
you're the fiercest
calm i've been in

the soul-quake
happened here in a glass world
particle by particle
she slowly changes
she likes hanging chinese paper cuts
just another fix
can i weather this

i got my fuzz all tipped to play
i got a dub on your landscape
then there's your policy of tracing
the sauce without the blame

too far too far too far
it could all get way too cheerful

concertina
concertina
i know the truth lies in between
the first and the 40th drink

clouds descending

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Glory of the 80's Lyrics

i took a taxi from LA to venus in 1985
i was electromagnetically sucked back
into a party going on that night
it was the glories of the 80's
with karma drawn up in lines
and two bugle boy models saying, 'baby,
it's free-bee you sure look deprived'

i had the 'Story of O' in my bucket seat
of my wanna be mustang
auditioning for reptiles in their
racquel welsh campaign

in the glories of the 80's
you said, 'i'm not afraid to die'
i said i don't find that remotely funny
even on this space cake high

and then it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

silicone party barbies to the left and
joan of arcs to the right
no one feeling insecure we were
all gorge and famous in our last lives

and the glories of the 80's you said
'the end is nothing to fear' i said
blow the end now baby
who do i gotta shag to get outta here

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

sure you're out there orbiting around
wish i had you back now

i met a drag king call venus
she had a velvet hologram she said
'my husband ran off with my shaman
but they love me as I am'

in the glories of the 80's
i may not have to die
i'll clone myself
like that blonde chick
that sings Betty Davis Eyes

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

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Lust Lyrics

hey you
gender nectar
sifting through the grain of gold
tripping at your door
is that you, alpha in her blood
and when the woman lies
you don't believe her

rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free
running through the underworld into your room

is he real
or a ghost-lie
she feels she isn't heard
and the veil tears and rages
till her voices are remembered
and his secrets can be told

hey you
gender nectar
crystalline from the vine
you know you'll drink her

rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free
running through the afterworld into your room

so she prays for a prankster
and lust in the marriage bed
and he waits til she can give
and he waits
and he waits

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Suede Lyrics

suede.
you always felt like suede.
there are days i feel your twin.
peekaboo.
hiding underneath your skin.
jets.
are revving yes revving
from a central source and this.
has power over me.
not because you feel something
or don't feel something for me
but because.
mass. is so big.
it can swallow swallow her whole star intact.
call me 'evil' call me 'tide is on your side'
anything that you want

anybody knows you can conjure
anything by the dark of the moon.

boy.
and if you keep your silence
silencer on you'll talk yourself right into a job.
out of a hole.
into my bayou.

i'm sure that you've been briefed
my absorbtion lines.
they are frayed
and i fear.
my fear is greater than my faith
but i walk the missionary way.
you always felt like suede.
there are days I am your twin.
peekaboo.
hiding underneath your skin.
jets.
are revving yes revving from
an ether twist.
call me 'evil'.
call me 'tide is on your side'
anything you want

anybody knows you can conjure
anything by the dark of the moon

boy.
and if you keep your silence
silencer on you'll talk yourself right into a job
out of a hole
and into my bayou
into my, my bayou
suede

oh little sister, i hope you didn't feel that way
oh little sister, i'm glad you came, and i said
oh little sister, i hoped you wouldn't feel that way
oh little sister, oh again, and i said
oh little sister, i hope you didn't feel that way
oh little sister, i'm still glad you came, i said
oh little sister, i wish you didn't feel that way, and
oh little sister, said, i'd do the same, do the same
oh little sister, i hoped you wouldn't feel that way
oh, i said, i wish
oh little sister, can you forgive me one day
can you forgive me
suede

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Josephine Lyrics

not tonight josephine.

in an army's strength therein
lies the denouement.
from here you're haunting me.
by the Seine so beautiful.
only not to be of use - impossible.

so strange, victory - 1,200 spires,
the only sound, Moscow burning.
empty like the Tuileries.
like a dream Vienna seems,
only not to be of use - impossible.

in the last extremity - to advance
or not to advance -
i hear you laughing.

even still you're calling me
"not tonight, not tonight.

not tonight"

josephine

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Riot Poof Lyrics

you know what you know
so you go break the terror
or the urban spell

this alliance you say
'i'm on the threshold of greatness girl'
so you burn your pagoda
through the congo till there's
a broken bond
on the birth of the search
white trash my native son

it will all find its way in time

blossom, riot poof

you know what you know
so you go chain her to your flow
she bites through your dried
lean meat as she's
going to the movie show

in a bath of glitter and a tiny shiver
she crawls through your lava sea
black sahara i'm stepping in
to your space oddity

it will all find its way in time

blossom, riot poof

the sun is warming
my man is moistening
on the bomb
on the bond
on the bomb

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DaturaLyrics

get out of my garden

passion vine
texas sage
indigo spires salvia
confederate jasmine
royal cape plumbago
arica palm
pygmy date palm
snow-on-the-mountain
pink powderpuff
Datura
crinum lily
st. christopher's lily
silver dollar eucalyptus
white african iris
katie's charm ruella
variegated shell ginger
florida coontie
Datura
ming fern
sword fern
dianella
walking iris
chocolate cherries allamanda
awabuki viburnum

is there room in my heart
for you to follow your heart
and not need more blood
from the tip of your star

walking iris
chocolate cherries allamanda
awabuki viburnun
natal plum
black magic ti
mexican bush sage
gumbo limbo
golden shrimp
belize shrimp
senna
weeping sabicu
golden shower tree
golden trumpet tree
bird of paradise
come in
variegated shell ginger
Datura
ionicera
red velvet costus
xanadu philodendron
snow queen hibiscus
frangipani
bleeding heart
persian sheild
cat's whiskers
royal palm
sweet alyssum
petting bamboo
orange jasmine
clitoria blue pea
downy jasmine
Datura
frangipani

dividing Canaan
piece by piece
o let me see
dividing Canaan

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Spring Haze Lyrics

well in know it's just a spring haze
but i don't much like the look of it
and if omens are a god send like men
breezing in
certain these clouds go somewhere
billowing out to somewhere

in a single engine cessna
you say we'll never make it there
so all we do is circle it

uh oh. let go. off on my way
unseen this eternal wanting
uh oh. way to go
so i get creamed
waiting on Sunday to drown
uh oh. way to go.
waiting on Sunday
waiting on Sunday to land
uh oh. way to go.
waiting on Sunday
waiting on Sunday to drown

so i know it's just a spring haze
but i don't much like the look of it
but all we do is circle it
and i found out where my edge is
and it bleeds into where you resist
and my only way out is to go
so far in
billowing out to somewhere
billowing out luna riviera
billowing out to somewhere

uh oh. let go. off on my way
unseen this eternal wanting
let go. so far. really getting creamed
waiting on Sunday to land

why does it always end up like this
waiting on Sunday so i get creamed
waiting for Sunday to drown

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1,000 Oceans (a thousand oceans) Lyrics

these tears i've cried.
i've cried 1000 oceans
and if it seems i'm.
floating. in the darkness

well, i can't believe
that i would keep.
keep you from flying.
and i would cry 1000 more
if that's what it takes
to sail you home
sail you home.
sail you home.

i'm aware what the rules are.
but you know that i will run.
you know that i will follow you.
over silbury hill
through the solar field.
you know that i will follow you

and if i find you.
will you. still remember
playing at the trains.
or does this
little blue ball
just fade away.

over silbury hill
through the solar field.
you know that i will follow you
i'm aware what the rules are
but you know that i will run.
you know that i will follow you.

these tears i've cried
i've cried.
1000 oceans
and if it seems i'm.
floating.
in the darkness

well, i can't believe
that i would keep
keep you from flying
so, i will cry
1000 more
if that's what it takes
to sail you home
sail you home
sail you home
sail...
sail you home

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Precious Things Lyrics

So I ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after BILLY
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said you're really an ugly girl
But I like the way you play
And I died
But I thanked him
Can you believe that sick sick
holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I wanna smash the faces
Of those beautiful BOYS
Those christian boys
So you can make me cum
that doesn't make you JESUS

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

I remember
Yes in my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared
To tell me where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their NINE-INCH nails
and little fascist panties
tucked inside the
heart of every nice girl

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them bleed now
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them break
their hold over me

Precious
Precious

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Cruel Lyrics

so don't give me respect don't give me a piece of your preciousness
flaunt all she's got in our old neighbourhood
I'm sure she'll make a few friends
even the rain bows down let us pray as you cock-cock-cock your mane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANA'S for you I can be cruel
I don't know why
why can't my ba.ll.oo.n stay up in a perfectly windy sky
I can be cruel I don't know why
dance with the Sufi's celebrate your top ten in the charts of pain
lover brother bogenvilla my vine twists around your need
even the rain is sharp like today as you sh-sh-shock me sane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANA'S for you I can be cruel

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Cornflake Girl Lyrics

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

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Bells For Her Lyrics

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 blankets
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

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Girl Lyrics

From in the shadow she calls
And in the shadow she
finds a way finds a way
And in the shadow she CRAWLS
Clutching her faded photograph
my image UNDER her thumb
Yes with a message for my heart
Yes with a message for my heart

She's been everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own

And in the doorway they stay
And laugh as violins fill with water
Screams from the BLUEBELLS
can't make them go away
We'll I'm not seventeen
but I've cuts on my knees
Falling down as the winter
takes one more CHERRY TREE

She's been everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own

Everyone else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
rushin' rivers
thread so thin limitation
Everyone else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
dreams with the flying pigs
turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in
their coats anda in their do's yeah
Everyone else's girl
maybe one day maybe one day
one day one day she'll be her own
smother in our hearts
a pillow to my dots

And in the mist there she rides
And castles are burning in my heart
And as I twist I hold tight
And I ride to work
every morning wondering why
"Sit in the chair and be good now"
and become all that they told you
the white coats enter her room
and I'm callin' my baby
callin' my baby callin' my baby callin'
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own

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Cooling Lyrics

maybe i didn't like hear
but i still can't believe Speed Racer is dead
so then i thought i'd make some plans
but fire thought she'd really rather be water instead

and Peggy got a message for me, from Jesus
and i heard every word that you have said
and i know i have been
driven like the snow

but this is cooling
faster then i can
this is cooling
faster then i...

but do i hate what she is
do i want to be her
and don't we love something fresh
anything new, virgin

woman, you got too many brambles
hiding under these bushes
woman, you got too many brambles
but i always liked a good storm
always good for a storm

so then love walked up to like
said i know that you don't like me much
let's go for a ride
this ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree
and is your place in heaven
worth giving up these kisses
these, yes, these kisses

and Peggy got a message for me, from Jesus
and i heard every word
that you have said
and i know i have been
driven like the snow

but this is cooling
faster than i can
hey...
faster than i can
cooling
this is cooling
this is cooling

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Mr Zebra Lyrics

hello Mr Zebra
can I have your sweater
cause it's cold cold cold
in my hole hole hole
Ratatouille Strychnine
sometimes she's a friend of mine
with a gigantic whirlpool
that will blow your mind

hello Mr Zebra
ran into some confusion with a Mrs Crocodile
furry mussels marching on
she think's she's Kaiser Wilheim
or a civilised syllabub
to blow your mind
figure it out
she's a goodtime fella
she got a little fund to fight for Moneypenny's rights
figure it out
she's a goodtime fella
too bad the burial was premature she said
and smiled

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Cloud On My Tongue Lyrics

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

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Sugar Lyrics

sugar

don't say morning's come
don't say it's up to me
if I could take 25 minutes
out of the record books.

sugar
he brings me sugar

bobby's collecting bees
and hammers, he used one on me.
cold war with little boys
get in with a bubble gum trade...

and...
sugar, bring me sugar
and all the robins bring,
bring me many things
but...
sugar, oh sugar

he brings me sugar
as far as I can tell
i've been gone for miles now

and you know, and I know
i don't know me very well

and I know, and you know
if they found me out.

sugar
he brings me sugar
and all the robins bring
they bring me many things but...

sugar
he brings me sugar
and all the robins bring
they bring many things but...

sugar

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Little Earthquakes Lyrics

Yellow bird flying
gets shot in the wing
Good year for hunters
and Christmas parties
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate elevator music
The way we fight
The way I'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
rip us into pieces

We danced in graveyards
with vampires till dawn
We laughed in the faces of kings
never afraid to burn
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses
that safely changed their COLOR

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
rip us into pieces

I can't reach you
can't reach you
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
rip us into pieces

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Space Dog Lyrics

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]

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The Waitress Lyrics

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

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

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

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Purple People (christmas in space) Lyrics

well hey do you do judo when they surround you
a little mental Yoga will they disappear
it's grim but never dubious as motives go
no matter what it takes she promises a show

thunder wishes it could be the snow
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you, for me

i watch me be this other thing, i never know
if i'm marooned or where the purple people go
then lily white matricide from vicious words
it doesn't leave a scratch so therefore no one's hurt

thunder wishes it could be the show
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you, for me

and on and on the nurses make it clear
just when you escape you have yourself to fear
a restaurant that never has to close
breakfast every hour it could save the world

so hey do you do judo in your finery
an angel's face is tricky to wear constantly
thunder wishes it could be the snow
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you for me
la...hey yeah
for her for her..mmm

 

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