Got a sister named Desire
They dont let you like those little boys
By their house
On the back yard swing
I know of it because
I thought we told some little sweet stories
In the parking lot

They say that girl lost her sway
They say that girl lost her sway that day
Mm mm mm mm mm, mm mm

God I'd like to drag him for a long way because maybe I
Then I'd just cry a little tear near him
To that sleepy safe place
And I'm gonna take him by myself if I've got to go
Don't let you know, let you know where she goes to
With those, me as I interfere
That girl lost her sway
They say that girl lost her sway that day

Mm, mm, mm, mm
Teach me about them old worlds, big brother
And in an elevator
Where somebody can get out
With the sound
They say that girl lost her sway
Just watch it
Just watch it slip through my hands, boy
Watch it go
Oh, what you know, oh

I guess
I see
Just see
Because she still can sway
Na na na na na na
Na na na

Lyrics submitted by krushzed, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentjust to say, Tori will be supplying ths song to a tribute albumto Neil Gaiman, called "Wheres Neil When you Need Him?" ( itself a tori amos song lyric) and that the song, at least partially, refferences Neil Gaiman's Seminal Sandman series.
    Mordakon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm kind of dreading the re-recording of this song. It is so supremely weird. It's distilled weirdness. I fear she is going to give it the freaking sleeps-with-butterflies treatment. We can hope that it will turn out well, though.

    I start worrrying when musicians start digging through their superior back catalogue, and re-vamping b-sides or unreleased music, rather than coming up with something new. Liz Phair and R.E.M. have recently been up to this, and now Tori Amos. It can be a really desperate, inspiration-starved thing to do.
    androgybunnyon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've got the album. it sounds gorgeous.
    Mordakon August 01, 2006   Link

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