you caught me lingering
in another girl's paradise
the way she paints the world --
i want that in my life
emeralds, you should know,
are renting in her meadow
with a stroke beauty lives
how could i resist you are desire
when it all is said, said and done
who can love you and still be standing
there's mary calling up a storm
can i take from you and not keep taking
naked as day Gemma follows him
does it all come down
to the thing one girl fears in the night
is another girl's paradise
through twists and turns
Jasmine foxed me in her grove
arms filled with honey-bells,
st michaels sanford bloods
you have come to discover what you want
what i want is not to want what isn't mine
but i am desire when it all is said, said and done
who can love you and still be standing
there's mary calling up a storm
can i take from you and not keep taking
naked as day Gemma follows him
does it all come down
to the thing one girl fears in the night
is another girl's paradise
does it all come down
to the thing one girl fears in the night
is another girl
is another girl
is another girl's paradise


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Another Girl's Paradise Lyrics as written by Tori Amos

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    General CommentTori explains it well in the following quotes but I really love how she says that the music is what helps you understand and that is where the clues are. I totally feel what everyone else is saying here, but in my personal experience with this song, I am seeing it in relation to someone who has been cheated on. As someone who has been cheated on, I see that what one girl fears in the night (which would be him in the arms of another woman), is another girl's paradise (she is in heaven because she has him while the other girl's nightmare is coming true). To me the music leads to that. Its calm then hurried and urgent at times like there is something to hide, but that is my personal interpretation. Here is what Tori and Scarlet have had to say....

    New Orleans is warm and balmy with the smell of honeysuckle in the air. But Scarlet is grappling with covetousness in ANOTHER GIRL'S PARADISE. Her travels take her through Florida and to Hawaii, before she returns to Miami. "All the time she's having a conversation with desire. And she realises that very few of us can genuinely wish each other good in a selfless way."
    -- Scarlet's Walk bio

    "She's on this idea of women now. And, when I think being around all these women who have all these different kind of perceptions of each other. And you could say, some of them are intimidated by each other and some of them are envious and some of them really kind of like the other one but are afraid of being rejected so they don't know how to approach them. And there's all that going on. So busy, like bees. And uh, she makes her way into the warmth of Florida. She takes her time. She's driving now, she's on her own. And she's thinking about women, and women and women's relationships with each other and...what it brings up. And so, she sort of um, goes to the land for this one. This one place that's, where alot of people come to soak in, to feel sensual and warm and healed and delicious. So she's in Florida, and goes to another land where people go to feel delicious. Another paradise. And she finds that there's room enough for both of them, that they're both very different. And desire is very much a part of all this. And at the end of the day, Desire will do what she does best, which is make you desire that which is not yours. She moves on to away, and then comes back to Florida. Not feeling like she needs to betray one or the other. That she can value both of them, that there's room enough for both of them. I think there's healing all along the way in different parts of this. But that's really for the reader, and the listener to sense, because it's in the music alot of that. Those are clues that it takes you, I think, to our real feelings. The music is always the place where the clues are."
    -- Scarlet Stories CD
    faerieambitionon February 03, 2008   Link

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