"Honey" as written by and Haven/whiting Gillespie....
A little dust never stopped me none, he liked my shoes I kept them on.
Sometimes I can hold my tongue, sometimes not,
When you just skip-to-loo, my darlin',
And you know what you're doin' so don't even

You're just too used to my honey, now.
You're just too used to my honey.

And I think I could leave your world,
If she was the better girl.
So when we died I tried to bribe the undertaker.
'Cause I'm not sure what you're doin' or the reasons.

You're just too used to my honey, now.
You're just too used to my honey.
Hey, yeah you're just too used to my honey, now.

Don't bother coming down,
I made a friend of the western sky.
Don't bother coming down,
You always like your babies tight.

Turn back one last time, love to watch those cowboys ride.
But cowboys know cowgirls ride on the Indian side.
And you know what you're doin' so don't even

You're just too used to my honey, now.
You're just too used to my honey.
Hey, yeah you're just too used to my honey, now.
You're just too used to my honey, now.


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"Honey" as written by Chad Butler Phalon Alexander

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    General Comment"This is my favorite song from Under The Pink. Um, but the thing is, it's not on Under The Pink because it got kicked off at the last minute in mastering 'cause I'm such a dang-a-lang! Anyway, she's my favorite and it's like, ya know...(sigh)"
    Tori Amos
    Onlineon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    this part refers to oral sex, the cowboy type she's fallen for likes it when she keeps her shoes on during it.

    This refers to her cowboy type she's fallen for being used to her honey (how she tastes down there and wanting to try other womens honey and see if its sweeter, how he now wants to explore).


    This part if about her saying she'd have left him except for the fact that she was a better person and better for him than this new honey pot side dish he'd been sipping from on the side.
    Then she goes on to say, once her and this cowboy guys relationship was officially dead, she wanted answers anyway she could find them ...she'd go to any lengths necessary, even bribing this new honey pot he'd left her for (the new honey pot is the undertake she's referring to) ...Because she really was convinced she was better for him and guess she thought he'd come around and figure that out.


    She's eventually realizes she's better off without him, and says don't bother coming down to see me, don't visit, I am doing fine without you now and things are looking up for me, blue skies ahead. Don't bother coming to see me anymore, don't even, I know you like to keep your babies tight with you and all but not this one, no longer am I one of your babies, I want no parts of you anymore. No longer am I your baby honey pie, so beat it buster.


    Moonlapse_Vertigoon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI do think it's perhaps about a man straying, and she's saying he strayed because he's bored of her; too used to her honey (could be a metaphor for many things...sexual, perhaps, yes'..) 'i could leave your world if she was the better girl' does back up this interpretation - he's cheating on her with someone she thinks doesn't compare to her...

    i reckon the 'cowgirls ride on the indian side' is, well ,her kind of saying girls take the 'indian side', as she herself is sympathetic to it being of american-indian heritage, and also maybe kind of saying women have more sympathetic qualities than men? because of the ways americans treated the american-indians, savagely...just a guess.
    missmeon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is about not being appreciated, realising that the person you care about doesn't really care anymore, and finally realising that you're different people and it's time to say goodbye.
    SlavicMagicon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sex. Going down on a woman.
    "you're just to used to my honey"

    "sometimes I can hold my tongue, sometimes not,
    when you just skip-to-loo, my darlin',
    and you know what you're doin' - so don't even..."

    It's about a man and woman's relationship that is falling apart.
    Maybe they are friends "with benefits" ... and the realationship is becoming stale. They are bored and used to each other. Maybe they are having an affair and the woman realizes that it won't work anymore.

    Just what I think.
    precious.thingson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sex. Going down on a woman.
    "you're just to used to my honey"

    "sometimes I can hold my tongue, sometimes not,
    when you just skip-to-loo, my darlin',
    and you know what you're doin' - so don't even..."

    It's about a man and woman's relationship that is falling apart.
    Maybe they are friends "with benefits" ... and the realationship is becoming stale. They are bored and used to each other. Maybe they are having an affair and the woman realizes that it won't work anymore.

    Just what I think.
    precious.thingson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat does the part about 'but cowboys know that cowgirls ride on the Indian side' mean?
    LifeCafeon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA standout song, and slightly cryptic like most of Tori's are. All I was able to find Tori say about the song was that it was her favorite from Under the Pink although it's "getting great status as a b-side". "Honey" could just be referring to her good qualities, to those traits in a person you become so used to that you don't want to leave them.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"and I think I could leave your world,
    if she was the better girl.
    so when we died I tried to bribe the undertaker.
    'cause I'm not sure what you're doin' or the reasons."

    Just going by personal experience here...
    It's a feeling you get when the man you love betrays you with another woman and you're just perplexed and constantly bombarded with the "what does she have that I don't" thoughts.

    At some point, you'll realize that said "other woman" is lacking in many ways. You'll say something along the lines of "I could understand if she were better than me/could offer you something that I couldn't". You'd be willing to release the man if you were sure the other woman could make him happy. Why hold someone if you make him miserable?

    Bribing the undertaker would be doing lots of things, some desperate, to try to analyze or seek why things went wrong, but you'll always come up with the conclusion that you'll never understand what was going on in this man's mind and why he did what he did for seemingly no reason at all.

    A little bit of bitterness with finally a little bit of "someday you'll see what you lost" thrown in.
    emilyakon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"a little dust never stopped me none,
    he liked my shoes so I kept them on"

    this part refers to oral sex, the cowboy type she's fallen for likes it when she keeps her shoes on during it.

    "you're just too used to my honey, now.
    you're just too used to my honey."
    This refers to her cowboy type she's fallen for being used to her honey (how she tastes down there and wanting to try other womens honey and see if its sweeter, how he now wants to explore).
    "and I think I could leave your world,
    if she was the better girl.
    so when we died I tried to bribe the undertaker.
    'cause I'm not sure what you're doin' or the reasons."

    This part if about her saying she'd have left him except for the fact that she was a better person and better for him than this new honey pot side dish he'd been sipping from on the side.
    Then she goes on to say, once her and this cowboy guys relationship was officially dead, she wanted answers anyway she could find them ...she'd go to any lengths necessary, even bribing this new honey pot he'd left her for (the new honey pot is the undertake she's referring to) ...Because she really was convinced she was better for him and guess she thought he'd come around and figure that out.

    "don't bother coming down,
    i made a friend of the western sky.
    don't bother coming down,
    you always like your babies tight."

    She's eventually realizes she's better off without him, and says don't bother coming down to see me, don't visit, I am doing fine without you now and things are looking up for me, blue skies ahead. Don't bother coming to see me anymore, don't even, I know you like to keep your babies tight with you and all but not this one, no longer am I one of your babies, I want no parts of you anymore. No longer am I your baby honey pie, so beat it buster.

    "turn back one last time, love to watch those cowboys ride.
    but cowboys know that cowgirls ride on the Indian side.
    and you know what you're doin' so don't even..."
    This really pionts to a sexual position where the woman is on top of the man "riding cowgirl", and how hot it is to see it and how she enjoys the position and the sense of empowerment, it pins the woman on top and in control, much like the Indians were pinned against the cowboys in the wild wild west. And she's saying and you knew what you were doing when it came to that position too.
    Moonlapse_Vertigoon January 05, 2008   Link

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