I am not senorita
I am not from your tribe
In the garden I did no crime
I am not your senorita

I am not from your tribe
If you want inside her well
Boy you better make her raspberry swirl
Things are getting desperate

When all the boys can't be men
Everybody knows I'm her friend
Everybody knows I'm her man
I'm not your senorita

I don't aim so high
In my heart I did no crime
If you want inside her well,
Boy you better make her raspberry swirl

Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by reidar

Raspberry Swirl Lyrics as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General Comment"The animus in me is raspberry swirl, I'm in love with my women friends, but I just don't eat pussy. But I'm in love with them. If I had a different sensibility, then you know I think I could, you know, really fulfill someone down there, where a lot of men in their lives don't. And eating pussy is a metaphor, too - it's about crawling in there, being with their juices, really being with them."
    merchantpierceon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbaton, have you ever listened to any of tori's other songs? you really don't seem to understand what her music is about...
    karmaBLACKcloudon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, this song is sexual, and although i am a lesbian, i must say that the lyrics are hetero. "If you want inside her, well, boy you better make her raspberry swirl." In a very physical sense (yes, Tori is capable of carnal knowledge, she is, after all, an adult. These aren't kid songs), she seems to be saying that if he wants to get "some" from his woman, he'd better make her feel good first, i.e., make her raspberry swirl, i.e., lick pink, i.e., LICK PUSSY! so let's all be adults here and not worry about some sexual Tori lyrics.
    j3ebruleson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentQuoted from Storytellers:

    "In some of my relationships with a few of my women friends, I play a certain role. Heh, this is really getting in...I know, I hope my father's not watching this. He just doesn't know what to do. The straight-jacket's coming. But you know I always told my dad - you know, gays, lesbians, he just has to get used to it. One of the neices and nephews is gonna be one, he's just gotta get ready. So what I said was ah to Beenie, who's the love of my life. My husband understands this, that we're married. We're absolutely married. And I adore her with all my heart. And she's dated some idiots. And I hope you're watching. I want you to know what I think of you and in another life, I'll absolutely kick your ass. And I'm going to kick it right now actually, because this is for her and I'm in love with her."

    I think Tori has always loved Beenie (Nancy Shanks), and been her protector of sorts "everybody knows I'm her man." Beenie was treated badly by men in her past. In my opinion... This song is a big f-you to the jerks, and a welcome to any man who can step up to the plate and treat Beenie with respect.
    logaphasiaon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song ,its so obviously sexual ,
    I'm not your senorita presumably means she isn't her lover ,
    I'm not from your tribe - she isn't gay .
    BUT In the garden - isn't this a reference to the 'perfumed garden ' - e.g. pussy ?
    I did no crime -its aint wrong . she aint gay but she did it anyway .
    Now the object ,for the want of a much better word , of the song is fantastically attractive to guys also ss here's a bit of good advice....... if you want 'inside her well ' you gotta do some serious ground work dude ! ...... raspberry swirl (swell) ...
    Maybe all the young guns are not up to it ....things are getting des-desparate when all the boys can't be men .(oh god how frustrating !)
    Maybe its only a woman who can get her there ... the last few seconds is clearly post orgasm . ..
    vespuccioon August 02, 2014   Link
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    General Commentbaton, you have no idea what you are talking about... what merchantpierce wrote was a quote from tori, so fuck off
    vermiciousknidon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it also kinda goes along with the closeness of women. Kind of like that protectiveness that comes with being best friends. Like a man wants to get with her, well, he better make her raspberry swirl. And friends always make sure their friends are taken care of. The song is in fact very sexual in nature. We can give our friends everything they need except one thing.... And let's face it, it takes a real man to give a woman what she needs.
    andshediedon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGosh, I never thought about this at all. I had no idea that that was what the song was about. Silly me. lol..i just sing along.
    movieliciouson December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty visceral for me - it just gives me a sense of feminism, sexual power, maybe a little aggression. It's like saying to some asshole guy 'You idiot! I know more more about pleasing 'your senorita' than you do!"
    Anabaenaon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview where she tells the meaning of several songs from this albulm... she explains that she wrote this song to a woman she fell in love with. Very plain and simple... and to those that are disgusted by some of the interpretations people have of this song... get over it... it's obvious what she's saying in this song... and they're not far off.
    Moonkittyon May 13, 2008   Link

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