Hey you gender nectar sifting
Through the grain of gold tripping at
Your door is that you. alpha in her blood
And when the woman lies you don't
Believe her

Rolling and unrolling
Coiling emerging
Running free
Running through the underworld
Into your room

Is he real or a ghost-lie
She feels she isn't heard
And the veil tears and rages
Till her voices are remembered
And his secrets can be told
Hey you gender nectar
Crystalline from the vine
You know you'll drink her

Rolling and unrolling
Coiling emerging running free
Running through the afterworld
Into your room so she prays
For a prankster and lust
In the marriage bed
And he waits till she can give
And he waits and he
Waits


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Lust Lyrics as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    "Lust has a really strange effect on the piano and in the voice, so it feels like she's in a shape she can't get out of, but it's a shape that's able to bleed in to itself. Creating sounds like that--it's pretty intangible to try and talk about it."

    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This is obviously about Tori's husband. And she has confirmed it.

    mattrdon February 20, 2014   Link
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    General Comment

    I don't know how to quite interprete this song;...at least for me I see the song's meaning like this: Tori is watching two persons who are attracted to each other who but don't dare to recognize it, and doubt if the other one really sees beyond the surface (-->"is he real or a ghost lie she feels she isn't heard and the veil tears and rages till her voices are remembered and his secrets can be told")...But Tori tells him that he can "dare" because he doesn't have to fear that he dares in vain, he just has to be patient until she thinks she can dare,too,... because she has got the same yearnings for him, but she needs time to lose the fear: "you know you'll drink her rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free running through the afterworld into your room so she prays for a prankster and lust in the marriage bed and he waits till she can give and he waits and he waits" ...hm, however, still strange lyrics, maybe I interprete wrong at all. But, the piano and her way of singing it....shivering and mesmerizing.

    AgathaKavkaon July 08, 2002   Link
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    To me this song is about the journey to the place where love is, through sex and conflict and the endless patience that people need sometimes. To me it is about the merging of bodies and memories and the drowning of individuality into space where everything is shared with one other person, coiled together and inseparable. The echo and roll of her voice and piano on the chorus are as much of the story as the lyric.

    Breakfaston May 09, 2006   Link
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    To me, this song is the ultimate tale of forbidden love. Two people so transfixed with each other, that they truly merge their existence, if only for a moment in time.

    I find the following line intriguing:

    'so she prays, for a prankster and lust, in the marriage bed and he waits till she can give.'

    It is obvious that the female in this song is not available, perhaps married to another. She is afraid what this lust will do to her marriage, so she is hoping that the passion in her own marriage will reignite and save her from herself.

    abey85on September 19, 2007   Link
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    Haunting, beautiful, and enchanting is the best way to describe this song. The lyrics certainly suggest a tale of forbidden love, between two who are connected in some metaphysical form.

    abey85on February 14, 2009   Link
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    I think this song is about the blurring lines between love and lust. Especially if your married!

    Jae26on March 29, 2009   Link

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