Maybe I'm the afterglow
Cause I'm with a band you know
Don't you hear the laughter on the way down

Yes I am the anchorman
Dining here with Son of Sam
Hear too much to chatter on the way down

Gonna meet a great, big star
Gonna drive his great,big car
Gonna have it all here on the way down

Way down
Way down
Way down
She knows
Way down
Way down
Way down
She knows

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Way Down Lyrics as written by Tori Amos

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! It's so gorgeous, and I don't think it gets enough recognition in her catalog. Anyway~~

    To me, this song is about selling out... being a musician and losing that purity that you once had, just so you can 'have it all'. But once you have it all, you're sort of going down into hell... Like you can have anything that you want, but you're not happy.
    callistoon April 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, but..

    I'd always thought it was "yes, I am the anchorman, dining here with circumstance"
    I think I like my lyric better :o
    girlintheyellowcoaton June 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way she sings it. It starts off strong and ends strong. A good short little song that I would like to see extended into a full song. But oh well.
    ViViVanGoghon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the way the choir kicks in....
    makes me think she's singing about going to some kind of hell where she's gonna hang around with bad folks

    has a guilty tone to it

    i think callisto is right in the fact that its an indictment of 'fame'

    or it could be refering to 'giving head' to get what you want

    or both ... or nothing
    j.enslowon January 07, 2007   Link

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