I've been on the other side
Got my lips smacked
Now they're dry
Then you
Call me
Call me in
You think I am your possession

You're messing with a Southern girl
But my recipe is on
With your stale bread
Yeah it's hot
But baby I don't need your cash
So baby maybe I'll let your

Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw your shade on me
I've been drinking down your pain
I'm gonna turn that whiskey into rain
Wash it away, wash it away,
Wash you away, boy
Let's go

I've been on my knees but you're so hard,
Hard to please, did you
Take me, take me in
So you are a superstar
Get off the cross, we need the wood

Somehow you will rise, but with attitude
I know, honey, you're a pro
But baby I don't need your cash
Mama got it all in hell now

Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinking down your pain
I'm gonna turn that whiskey into rain
Wash it away, wash it away, boy
Wash you away now

Gimmie 8,
A gimmie 7,
A gimmie 6,
Gimmie 5,
Gimmie 4,
A gimmie 3

I-I-I am an M-I-L-F, don't you forget, M-I-L-F, don't you forget,
M-I-L-F, don't you forget
Baby, I don't need your cash
So baby maybe I'll leave you

Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinking down your pain
I'm gonna turn that whiskey into rain
Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinking down your pain
I'm gonna turn that whiskey into rain
Gonna turn your whiskey, boy
Into rain
Wash you away
Wash you away boy
Wash you down
Big wheel.


Lyrics submitted by stentorian, edited by Misio

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  • +1
    General CommentOk, I like it too, I'll admit I'm a metal-head and Tori is the only non hard-rock artist I can enjoy, her unique style of music with intelligent lyrics make it well worth to by her new album. Anyway I think this song about relationships and how, well they seem to not go as well for one side and the other side isn’t about to take it, I Think...

    Either way it’s great song from a great artist.
    narrowcrosson April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking this song is about a woman being in an oppressive relationship (how novel, Tori...).The "boy" is not necessarily abusive, but just spiritually abusive (considering her his "posession" and considering himself a "pro") in his patriarchal misogynistic treatment of the heroine. The heroine in the song has been "drinking down" the dude's "pain" but now she is confronting him, serving as one more manifestation of the liberated empowered female archetype Tori tends to embrace in her music.

    Similarly, the song could perhaps be a confrontation between Tori and her critics, this "boy" being a sort of personification of them. In the song she states she certainly doesn't "need" their cash and won't allow "shade" to be thrown on her. Perhaps an angry response to the cringe-filled Beekeeper which got ripped to shreds by critics and fans alike?
    lucian_ohon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSomaland is right, this song is about her record company. Specifically, about them not marketing her anymore. She's a recording industry brat, and this is another middle-finger up right at the recording company.

    Of course, any Tori song lyrics are laden with references, so many people project what they want onto the meanings.
    joshua13on April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it.
    maggotbrainon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I started considering what lucian said about this song being in part Tori's response to critics of Beekeper, some lyrics seemed to make more sense: "So you are a superstar
    Get off the cross, we need the wood"

    After only a couple of listens I came to like this song a lot. I'm looking forward to the album.
    khammerson April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Lucian and Khammers were both spot on.

    Another interpretation ~ she talks about having someone in her life, regardless of who it is. She's saying they don't realize who they're messing with, I mean, she's Tori for goodness sake! (music related, perhaps). If so, very true. The critics can go to hell, and while The Beekeper certainly wasn't my favourite album, she's saying a big su-fi to the critics who didn't like it, cause she'll still sell out at every single concert; she's f*ing hot musically, and literally (for a chick).

    Maybe I'll let your big wheel turn my fantasy ~ maybe I'll let you alter my perception, my way of thinking/feeling, etc.

    At the end, she's saying f* it, I'm hot, this obviously isn't working (musically or otherwise, we'll probably never know).

    Drinking down your pain- drinking to deal with someone else's shite, but she's gonna turn it into something good for herself.

    Then she says ~ big wheel turn my fantasy. She no longer wanta a part of whatever it was.


    You know, I have to give Tori props. Even though The Beekeeper wasn't my favourite albun, she did what she wanted to do, and didn't sell out. Kudos to her!!!
    missblackeyelineron April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think she is ultimately singing to a man she has or had a relationship with. possibly critics. but there is a shit load of religious connotations in it and that makes me think..
    kimilouwhoon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it might be reading too much into it, but does anyone else see the mary magdalene references in here?

    she was a prostitute, thus the "But baby I don’t need your cash
    Mama got it all in hell now"

    stale bread- unleavened bread is a part of the jewish passover, the last supper, and then jesus was put on the cross (the cross reference is not much after that)

    the gimme 3 (stopping and not going to two or one) could be a reference to the trinity or the idea of mary, jesus, and a baby.

    and the milf reference just refers back to jesus and mary having a baby.

    BUT...
    i may be reading too far in.
    i just know tori has a liking to pushing the religious envelope, especially with mary magdalene
    downthestaircaseon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling this song has more than one concrete meanings. There could be allusions to Magdalene (heck knows she's used them before) and oppressive relationships.

    What I got from this song was a response to critics of Tori. Since it's one of "Tori"'s songs, it fits that the song would be a little bit of a parody of her earlier music and about what people think of Tori Amos as an artist. I don't think that's the complete picture, though.
    urban_idyllon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does "MILF" mean in this song? Mother-I'd-Like-to-F***? I hope not..
    upthera44on May 22, 2007   Link

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