Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
And I'm quite sure I'm in the wrong song
2 girls
65 got a piece tied up in the back seat
Honey, we're recovering Christians

In the Springtime of his voodoo
He was going to show me spring

And right there for a minute
I knew you so well
And right there for a minute
I knew you so well

Got an angry snatch
Girls, you know what I mean
When swivellin' that hip doesn't do the trick
Me pureed sanitarily
Mr. Sulu
Warp speed
Warp speed

In the Springtime of his Voodoo
In the Springtime of his Voodoo.

Every road leads back to my door (And right there for a minute)
Every road I will follow (I knew you so well)
Every road leads back to my door (And right there for a minute)
Got all your crosses loaded (I knew you so well)

And I know she's not that
I said I know she's not so
Foxy, but
You gotta own something sometimes
You gotta owe
When you're your momma's sunshine
You've got to give something sometimes
When you're the sweetest cherry
In an apple pie
I need some voodoo on these prunes

In the Springtime of his voodoo
In the Springtime of his voodoo
He was going to show me spring

Lyrics submitted by bernieroxyourmom, edited by chryat

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  • +2
    General Commentomg why has no one commented on this song yet?! its amazing!! one of the best on the original 'boys for Pele album' though i dont think its on all editions. i think its about her looking for guys to give her what she needs in relationships. the 'springtime of his voodoo' refers to that magic/spark there is when you just start out with someone ('the springtime' being the new start with that person, as its the start of the new cycle of the earth) when anything seems possible and its full of potential. however she sees him as being the key to the magik ('HIS voodoo') so inevitably it doesnt work and shes left lamenting all they could have shared - 'He was going to show me spring'. jmo...maybe im reading too much into it lol.
    Gem_Jonescrazyon September 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfavorite Tori lyric: "we're recovering christians" I can so relate to that!
    tennisluvr71on May 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot at all! i think your interpritation is right on. ^^
    Seth17on September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawww thanks! :)
    Gem_Jonescrazyon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Eagles - Take it Easy
    samwaltonon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think I read an interview that Tori did years ago and she talked about this song. She was talking about sexuality, and the frustration that comes with sometimes not knowing if the guy she was interested in was gay or straight, and wanting to know once and for all if she was wasting her time looking for something more than friendship with him. I think that fits in to the general theme of the song - 'got an angry snatch girls you know what i mean, when swivelling that hip doesn't do that trick' - she's doing everything she can to attract him, pulling out al lthe stops, and he's not falling for it. The end part about 'when you're the sweetest cherry in an apple pie' and 'momma's sunshine' bit refer to this guy who has girls falling all over him, his mother loves him and thinks he's playing the field with them all, when in reality he isn't, and he's in the springtime of his voodoo. Just my interpretation
    daneypopson March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "the sweetest cherry in an apple pie" so much because I can kind of reminds me of the line in Sleeps With Butterflies "I'm not like the girls that you've known, but I believe I'm worth coming home to." It's about knowing your worth it, you're a good, sweet girl, worth a boy's attention, but you don't fit in, you're a bit different. Such an amazing lyric!
    missmeon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA guy has promised her something (metaphor for 'showing her spring'), but never followed thrpugh. It's about being endlessly disappointed by men. "the sweetest cherry in an apple pie" is one of Tori's best lines, in my opinion. Amazing song. Wish is was on all versions of Boys For Pele, deserves to be there much more than the Professional Widow remix :/ If you don't own it, download it, it flows nicely with the rest of the album.
    missmeon April 17, 2007   Link

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