sure that star can twinkle
and you're watching it do
boy so hard boy so hard
but I know a girl
twice as hard
and I'm sure
said I'm sure she's watching it too
no matter what she's got in her right dresser
tied
i know she's watching that star

gonna twinkle
gonna twinkle
gonna twinkle

and last time I knew
she worked at an Abbey in Iona
she said "I killed a man T
i've gotta stay hidden in this Abbey"
but I can see that star
when she twinkles
and she twinkles
and I sure can
that means
i sure can

that means
i sure can
so hard
so hard


Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce

Twinkle song meanings
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    General Comment"Yet the record isn't finished until Twinkle; it just wasn't finished until that song. That level of the flame, feeding the flame, because after all the stars, the fire, I had to go into that place of becoming that instead of trying to find it again."
    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last remnants of feminity in a fast male dominated world is reduced to a distant twinkle of a fading star...
    MGondryon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExactly. There's always hope even in the worst of times, "no matter what she's got in her right dresser
    tied... i know she's watching that star"
    burning_bridgeson May 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwatch this and see youtube.com/…
    Mordakon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat video is great ^ even though someone's composed different lines. Thanks for posting it Mordak.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTwinkle is hope. It's the end of Boys For Pele, an angry, break-up album, a very feminist album. She's looking at a girl, saying a girl can shine just as hard as anything else in the world. It does soung like a sad song, but I've always though of it as very positive. Boys For Pele is a journey, and this is the end, the resolution, the new beginning
    missmeon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    I can always appreciate Tori Amos' music. She lets us into the dark so we can see the light.
    @ Mordak Thanks for posting the link. Sparked some musings of my own
    spectaculavenaculaandsoseculaon November 13, 2009   Link

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