"Giant's Rolling Pin" as written by and Tori Amos Myra Ellen Amos....
Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
After just one slice
You can uncover any lie
That's why the NSA
And now the FBI
Want to be the ones who control
Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
So basically that's why

I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it does exist
If you don't stop looking for it
I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it will bake for the world
(Oh it will yes it really will)

In case we have
Rolled out our little world too flat
Then the giant's rolling pin
Will roll the truth out
So that the whole world can dig in
To Beth and Marlene's pies

Everybody spies
So why the big surprise?
That is why the working woman
Well deserves a slice
(Mississippi mud or Key lime?)
Now the nice taxman
In every state has tried
To say that it's in his jurisdiction to decide
Who gets a bit of pie
So honestly that's why

I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it does exist
If we don't stop looking for it
I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it will bake for the world
(Oh it will yes it really will)

If in fact we had
Rolled our little world too flat
Then the giant's rolling pin
Would roll the truth out
So that the whole world can dig in
The whole world can dig in
To Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
For a window of time you can see through any lie
With help from Caroline
And the giant's rolling pin


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"Giant's Rolling Pin" as written by Myra Ellen Tori Amos

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    Song MeaningThis commentary on the NSA's 2013 spying scandal and the Edward Snowden affair is hidden behind a jaunty jig. "As an American you have to ask all kinds of questions, and as a writer you have to, too," said Amos. You have to think, yeah, probably everybody does spy and not just the security arm of our governments. But, um, interesting choice (for Snowden) to run and hide with the Russians, who are really great to gays and women!."

    "I'm not," she added, "being one of those crazy American patriots. But as a writer I try and pull back and be fair. And you kind of think: wow, these revelations needed to happen, but some of 'em didn't. When you're putting certain people's lives at risk, you have to ask yourself, "Would I have gone that far?"

    "So, it's a commentary on all those things," Amos concluded. "It's about the tax man as well – there are no checks and balances with our tax authorities. I try not to pick a side when I write like that."
    Amos folds her comments on NSA's spying scandal into a doughy story of the pies made by "Beth," "Marlene" and "Caroline," three women based out of a cafe near Amos's beach home in Florida. "I love these women! You look out of your glasses at them and think they've got some kind of alchemy going on in that kitchen," said Amos. "You just feel better when you've had their food!"
    mattrdon January 04, 2018   Link

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