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Tori Amos - Strong Black Vine
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an amazing, powerful performance by Tori Amos of "Strong Black Vine" in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2009. [hear the complete show]

lyrics:

Shut your mouth
I’m spinnin’ it tight down south
I’m on a raid
tie you down cause boy I can
save you from your evil faith
Eagles serve yeah uhhuh Mother first
they turn you predator
but boy I can save you from that evil faith

Arms sold in Balmy cities that may not be with us for long
save you from your evil faith
lay back

Strong Black Vine
submission
Is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
you just might see that
sweet jesus
Strong Black Vine
submission
is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
your mission
concentrate

Blown to bits her innocent flesh to dust
all for a dark god
all for the love of some evil faith
Swollen stream
every drip serpents bless
you rape Earth knowledge
still she would save you from your evil faith
Bodies bathe in black gold your pleasure
Arms sold in Balmy cities that may not be with us for long
save you from your evil faith

Strong Black Vine
submission
Is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
you just might see that
sweet jesus
Strong Black Vine
submission
is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
your mission
concentrate


submission to love
you boy, listen up
push that evil from you
push that evil from you, now
push that evil from you
can you push, boys
can you push
push that evil from you
lawyers, taxman, presidents, push that evil
judges, push it out mother fucker
push that evil from you
push that evil from you
can you push like my Mother
my great, my great Mother
sweet love, she’s a motherfucker
and we are not your cocksucker
not your cocksucker, no
she is my owner
my sweet, my sweet Mother
Goddess, mmmm
Mother made herself
no God can make the great Mother
she is my great Mother
can you push, push that evil
push it out like a mother fucker
push it out like my great Mother
but a Strong Black vine
your mission
concentrate

The psyche is dragged by the body into the region of the changeable, where she wanders in confusion. The world spins around her and she is like a drunkard under its influence. But returning to herself, she reflects. Then she passes into the realm of purity, eternity, immortality and unchangeableness, which are her kindred. When she is herself and not obstructed or hindered she is ever with them. When she ceases from her erring ways and is in communion with the unchanging, she is herself unchanging. This state of the psyche is called Sophia.
Plato, on the Fall and Redemption of the psyche. Read more about this myth here.
Tori Amos - Barons of Suburbia
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Tori Amos: “Barons of Suburbia” live on June 28, 2005, in Frankfurt, Germany. An intense song that makes you wonder, just who are the “barons of suburbia”? This amazing performance was broadcast on the radio. (Hear a quote about the song and Tori singing a line a capella here.)

lyrics:

Barons of suburbia take another piece of my good graces
I’m in my war you’re in yours
do we fight for peace as they take another piece of us
but baby I would let your darkness invade me.

You could maybe turn this white light into navy
before you leave

It was a slight miscalculation that my frends
my friends would be waiting on the other side of the bridge
on the other side of this
this mole hill of a mountain
this potion of a poison
they’re on the other side of right
we’re on the other side of her midnight
of her midnight
of her midnight

When it’s all said and done we will lose a piece
to a carnivorous vegetarian
Barons of suburbia I have heard you pray
before you devour her
So baby will you let my darkness invade you
You always liked the wafer sweet in the middle
before you leave

It was a slight miscalculation that our friends
our friends would be waiting on the other side of the bridge
on the other side of this
this mole hill of a mountain
this potion now a poison
they’re on the other side of right
but we’re on the other side of her midnight
of her midnight
of her midnight

I’m piecing a potion
to combat your poison

I’m piecing a potion
to combat your poison

I’m piecing a potion
I’m piecing, piecing, I’m piecing, baby

I’m piecing a potion
I’m piecing, piecing, piecing

I’m piecing a potion
to combat your poison

I’m piecing a potion
to combat your poison

I’m piecing a potion
to combat your poison

She is Risen
She is Risen
Boys
I said She is Risen

Tori Amos - Muhammad My Friend
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Tori Amos: “Muhammad My Friend” live in Milwaukee (June 8, 1996), for my Sweet Shiseido. Get the full show here.

lyrics:

Muhammad my friend
it’s time to tell the world
we both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem
and on that fateful day
when she was crucified
she wore Shiseido Red and we drank tea
by her side

sweet sweet sweet
used to be so sweet to me

Muhammad my friend
I’m getting very scared
teach me how to love my brothers
who don’t know the law
and what about the deal on the flying
trapeze got a peanut butter hand
but honey do drop in at the
Dew Drop Inn

sweet sweet sweet
between the boys and the bees

and Moses I know
I know you’ve seen fire
but you’ve never seen fire
until you’ve seen Pele blow
and I’ve never seen light
but I sure have seen gold
and Gladys save a place for me
on your grapevine
till I get my own TV show

ashre ashre ashre ashre
and if I lose my Cracker Jacks at the
tidal wave I got a place
in the Pope’s rubber robe
Muhammad my friend
it’s time to tell the world
we both know it was a girl
back in Bethlehem

Note: Though Tori sings the word “ashre,” it is believed that she is actually means “Asherah" (the "queen of heaven") from Hebrew mythology, since the song is dealing with the female side of God, which was removed from the major patriarchal religions (Judaism, Christianity & Islam).