Bug a Martini send me to Moscow
lounge and return
Echo can't hear you
and as you wander through perfume and pathways
your version 'coercion'
my version --- elixir of quietude
Line up the Dots
music to spy to
music to die to

Spanking your lime over the crushed ice
using the Triad
to counter measure
you can't see my face
dead letter box please
your version 'coercion'
my version --- elixir of quietude
Line up the Dots
music to spy to
music to die to

Bug a Martini send me to Moscow
send me to Moscow




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    General CommentFound out recently that Echo is one of two communications satellites that was launched in the '60's by the US in order to pinpoint Moscow geographically for a nuclear strike.

    The Triad refers to a nuclear deterrence system used during the cold war: Land strike, Air Strike and Submarine Strike. This was used by both sides as a countermeasure system, it was unlikely that all three systems would be taken out before a retaliatory launch could be initiated by the remaining ones. Canada (where I'm from) offered up its northern most islands to the US to use as part of the Land Strike, being able to launch ICBM's over the North Pole.

    Dead Letterbox is a reference to a type of information transfer used by spies. It is a method where information was dropped into a 'mail' or 'letterbox' near a graveyard (where no one would really NEED to send or receive mail) to be picked up by the intended recipient. It came to mean any kind of drop where there was no direct contact between parties.

    Wikipedia is AWESOME!!!
    TomSkanderon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about suicide. Looking at the lyrics: "line up the dots", the obvious meaning of this is the dots on a medicine bottle that you have to align in order to access the pills. An medicines have been called elixirs, so therefore and elixir of quietude could be the elixir of death. Also, when a person overdoses with the goal of death, they have usually consumed alcohol, hence the reference to matrinis and alcohol.

    Just my take... whats yours?
    jeans_of_hison December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about suicide. Looking at the lyrics: "line up the dots", the obvious meaning of this is the dots on a medicine bottle that you have to align in order to access the pills. An medicines have been called elixirs, so therefore and elixir of quietude could be the elixir of death. Also, when a person overdoses with the goal of death, they have usually consumed alcohol, hence the reference to matrinis and alcohol.

    Just my take... whats yours?
    jeans_of_hison December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was about watching old spy movies...like James Bond type stuff...there's generally a lot of murder, etc. in them which may be why she references death so much in the song.
    annie_fannieon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it makes me imagine her as a spy too. I always think of her as a female spy out there with male spies, who have different ways of getting the information ' your version - coercion (ie they beat and torture people) my version - elixir of quietude (a kind of more sinister 'cyanide in your martini', no blood, no gore, just a very smooth kill and then on to the next)
    daneypopson April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the "elixir of quietude" is even simpler than that. I agree that the "guy's" version is coercion or beating the info out of someone, but I think Tori's is more a sense of lulling them into a sensual hypnosis rather than poisoning them. I think the "bug a martini" line means just that. Hand me a bugged (equipped with a listening device) martini and I'll walk around the party with it gathering intel.
    TomSkanderon June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know how that dude at the top managed to interpret this song as being about suicide. Nothing at all suggests this, but meh, everyone can have their opinion.
    nathy85on November 12, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI always think of Tori wishing she were a Russian spy or something...wanting to get to Moscow to poison someone's martini and convincing them that her song is great music to die to :) Considering the content the song is actually really cute!
    datura580on August 14, 2007   Link

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