Lily is dancing
on the table
We've all been
Pushed
Too far
I guess on days
like this
you know who your
friends are
Just another Dead Fag
to you that's all
Just another Light missing
on a long taxi ride
taxi ride

And I'm down to
Your last cigarette and
this "We are one" crap
as you're invading
This thing you call
Love - she smiles
way too much but
I'm glad you're
on my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

You think you deserve
a trust fund
Just because you
Want one
Sure you talk the talk
when you need to
I fear
the whole world is
starting to
Believe you
Just another Dead Fag
to you that's all
Just another Light missing
in a long taxi line
taxi line

And I"m down to
Your last cigarette and
this "We are one" crap
as you're invading
This thing you call
Love - she smiles
way too much but
I'm glad you're
on my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

Lily is dancing
on the
table
We've all been pushed
Too far today
Even a glamorous
Bitch can be in
need
this is where you know
the Honey
from the
Killer Bees
I'm glad you're on
my side
sure
I'm glad you're on
my side
sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

Got a long taxi ride
Got a long taxi ride


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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about how people don't think that the big things in life are a big deal. For example, when Tori says, "Just another dead fag to you that's all; just another light missing in a long taxi line", she's saying that when a minority(like a homosexual, or "fag" as homophobic bigots call them)dies, some people think it's as insignificant as "another light missing in a long taxi line". Also, the line where Tori says, "You think you deserve a trust fund just because you want one; sure you talk the talk when you need to; I fear the whole world is starting to believe you", I think she's saying that the world is starting to get spoiled. Some people think they deserve certain things without even earning them. To me, this song is about all the problems in the world. Even though we think we've come so far in the world, there are still a lot of things that need to be fixed. I really love this song. It's everything I believe in, and it's one of Tori's best songs. Anyway, that's just my opinion!
    SpaceyLover11on March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTori's longtime friend and makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, passed away in May 2002 from complications related to brain cancer. The song is mostly likely documenting the aftermath of his death. Kevyn's adopted mother, who started a support group for parents of gay children in the town where he was raised, locked Kevyn's husband out of the New York apartment he and Kevyn shared after his death. Had they been legally married, Kevyn's husband would have inherited everything, and Kevyn's mother having been percieved by many as being greedy in not sharing the inheritance with him, became very defensive about her support of gay rights when questioned, hence the "You think you deserve a trust fund just because you want one. Sure you talk the talk when you need to - I fear the whole world is starting to believe you". "I'm glad you're on my side, still" probably also refers to this ... in spite of it all, being glad that Kevyn's mother was still speaking out for gay rights, even if she was blind to her own hypocracy.

    "this We are one crap" probably refers to the eulogy, and "We've all been pushed too far today" to the stress of dealing with the funeral and the whole situation. "Just another dead fag to you" is most likely an angry shot by tori at kevyn's adopted mother for not caring enough about Kevyn and being more concerned about his money (she had been living on social security prior to his death).

    Apologies to all parties involved if this interpretation is wrong, as it sounds rather harsh, but Tori is not one to shy away from angry, heartfelt words when needed, and I think this is one of those occassions.
    piecesofmeon September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how people don't think that the big things in life are a big deal. For example, when Tori says, "Just another dead fag to you that's all; just another light missing in a long taxi line", she's saying that when a minority(like a homosexual, or "fag" as homophobic bigots call them)dies, some people think it's as insignificant as "another light missing in a long taxi line". Also, the line where Tori says, "You think you deserve a trust fund just because you want one; sure you talk the talk when you need to; I fear the whole world is starting to believe you", I think she's saying that the world is starting to get spoiled. Some people think they deserve certain things without even earning them. To me, this song is about all the problems in the world. Even though we think we've come so far in the world, there are still a lot of things that need to be fixed. I really love this song. It's everything I believe in, and it's one of Tori's best songs. Anyway, that's just my opinion!
    SpaceyLover11on March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti like this song too, it's up there with Talula and Silent all These Years for me. If you've been "pushed too far" and have been in New york on a long taxi ride, you can get the feeling of this song more easily. Tori songs are more feelings than real words.
    j3ebruleson June 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFag could also mean cigarette... just throwing that out there
    toxicwasteforbrainson June 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI’m going to dance on this song
    I think it's about a friendship which is still lasting for a very long time; "I'm glad you're on
    my side still" A lot of things happen in a friendship, like fights, in this kind of situations you may lose a good friend. I also think that it’s about two people who have a really good band.

    And I also agree with SpaceLover11 and dazedkid.

    I just love this song & Tori Amos<3
    feeadrianaon March 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCheck out ToriAmos.com and find out more info on Tori's new album "Scarlet's Walk", due out on Oct 29th!
    dazedkidon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think i need to analyze this song so much to be able to tell what it's about. "We get along fine as humans, but do we ever take anything seriously? We should really think more." This is my favorite song, so i've listened to it alot
    mystikmuzikon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti listen to this song the moment i wake up. i have it on repeat until i get out of the house. i may not be able to relate too much with having a taxi ride in New York because im in Asia (although i have been to NY City) but i can relate to this song too somehow. this song makes me feel the pain in me. Tori seems to mirror what i feel inside...
    moontalulahon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti kinda agree with you guys, i always get the impression that theyve all come from a party and its the morning after when you feel crap and begin to realise stuff. it reminds me of whos afraid of virgina woolf when huge secrets have been revealed the night before or the great gatsby where everyone is so so rich and makes a complete fool of themselves. I think there is a friendship love hate thing going on, with one of them realising the other ones faults on the ride home. dont no thou ive never really liked tori amos but ive never really listened to anything by her but i really love LOVE this song theres something bout the lyrics that i relate to.
    zippygetshighon August 31, 2005   Link

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