"Sugar" as written by and Edna/mitchell Alexander....
Don't say morning's come
Don't say it's up to me
If I could take twenty five minutes
Out of the record books
Sugar, he brings me Sugar

Bobby's collecting bees
And hammers, he used one on me
Cold war with little boys
Get in with a bubble gum trade and

Sugar, bring me Sugar
And all the robins bring, bring me many things but
Sugar, he brings me Sugar
As far as I can tell
I've been gone for miles now

You know, and I know I don't know me very well
And I know, and you know if they found me out
Sugar, he brings me Sugar
I know the robins bring, they bring me many things
But Sugar, he brings me Sugar


Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce

"Sugar" as written by Bobby F. Ervin Frederick Louis Beauregard Iv

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment"So, I had to get this song together in about 2 hours. And this boy really pissed me off, because I had a crush on him, right...and he'd been making tea for me for nine months. And so, the whole thing is...he would sit there and ask me... Now if you're making tea for a girl, right, for 9 months don't you think, guys. I mean help me out here. Your noodle, it can hold a lot of information, right? But don't you think, you can remember how many sugars a girl takes in her tea after 9 months!" [Tori Amos, US Hey Jupiter single, intro to song]

    merchantpierceon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was always one of my fave b-sides of hers. She almost always plays it in concert, just like "Me and a Gun"
    SisterSoleilon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've tried not to focus on the text, but if I follow the music line i get this, deepish, true,beautiful but sick relationship that you can't give up for the joy it brings you of being different from all the rest of the world. In spite of the fact that the parts don't really comunicate, he still brings her sugar, which can be sweeter than anything else. Call it chemistry, or match of bodies, call it however you want, it's more intense than anything else and makes the most beautiful chorus ever "sugar... bring me sugar"
    deeana5on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWikipedia says that the line "sugar..he brings me sugar" was inspired by Freddie Mercury!
    justlingon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think these lyrics are missing a part. about the pussy-cat haha
    mushaboom20on November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit really goes something like this:

    don't say morning's come
    don't say it's up to me
    if I could take 25 minutes
    out of the record books.

    sugar
    he brings me sugar

    bobby's collecting bees
    and hammers, he used one on me.
    cold war with little boys
    get in with a bubble gum trade...

    and...
    sugar, bring me sugar
    and all the robins bring,
    bring me many things
    but...
    sugar, oh sugar

    he brings me sugar
    as far as I can tell
    i've been gone for miles now

    and you know, and I know
    i don't know me very well

    and I know, and you know
    if they found me out.

    "You just watch just watch what they do
    sweet boy when they find you out
    tell me what you think they’ll do
    when you finally found a little __?
    tell me what you think they’ll do
    when they find you out
    when they find you out
    find out
    youre just a “wussy”
    my sweet boy"


    sugar
    he brings me sugar
    and all the robins bring
    they bring me many things but...

    sugar
    he brings me sugar
    and all the robins bring
    they bring many things but...

    sugar
    mushaboom20on November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto fill in the blank, she's saying 'here'.
    birdcansingon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know what Tori says about this song ...she has a tendency to be very vague and only give pieces of her inspiration. What she does not tell you is that her love interest in the song did not remember how many sugars because he was gay!She had been in love with a closet case that was working on her road crew. That is where she gets the line "sweet boy when they find you out, tell me what you think they'll do, when they find you gota little in you, when they find out...your just a pussy, my sweet boy my sugar." It is also about a close friends addiction to cocaine.
    Benzodiazepine Daveon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so vague to me in parts so I could be pretty wrong, but here's my translation of the story she's telling here.

    "don't say morning's come
    don't say it's up to me
    if I could take 25 minutes
    out of the record books."
    This is the character, a young man, waking up with a man he had sex with. He regrets sleeping with this guy and would like to reverse time to change it.

    "sugar
    he brings me sugar
    i've been gone for miles now"
    Sugar represents his ideal life, the best. The young man wants nothing but the best, and is searching for an ideal relationship. So he tries to fill the need by sleeping with many men.

    "and you know, and I know
    i don't know me very well"
    He is aware that he's not clear on what he wants yet.

    "and I know, and you know
    if they found me out.'
    These lines refer to his family or friends who don't know he's gay. He can't confide in them, and lends to his loneliness

    "sugar
    he brings me sugar
    and all the robins bring
    they bring many things but...
    sugar"
    She ends the song by saying that this is another dead-end night for the character. He realizes that the men he sleeps with will bring him many things, but it can't bring him happiness in the end.
    joshua13on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"if I could take 25 minutes
    out of the record books."


    should be:


    "if I could take 25 minutes
    out of the WICKED books."
    grelingon August 09, 2007   Link

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