She\'s a girl
rising from a shell
running to Spring
It is her time it is her time
Watch her run with Ribbons undone

she\'s a rose in a Lily\'s cloak
she can hide her charms
Is it her right there will be time
to chase the sun with Ribbons undone

she runs like a fire does
just picking up daises
Comes in for a landing
a pure flash of lightening
Past alice blue blossoms
you follow her laughter
And then she\'ll surprise you
arms filled with lavender

Yes, my little pony is growing up fast
she corrects me and says
\"you mean a thoroughbred\"
A look in her eye says the Battle\'s beginning
From school she comes home and cries
I don\'t want to grow up Mom at least not tonight

you\'re a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through Spring
with Summer\'s hand in reach now
It is your time It is your time
so just run with Ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
so just run with Ribbons undone
run run darlin\'
Ribbons undone

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Ribbons Undone song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful song, i think its the most beautiful on the album.
    "From school she comes home and cries
    I don't want to grow up mom at least not tonight "
    how could it get any better
    skyphilison March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's such a pretty thing. I think it really illustrates Tori's maturity.

    Mostly, it makes me miss my mom, and look forward to being a mom myself.
    itsALLprogramMUSICon April 11, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI am a mom, to a beautiful little girl who is growing up. When I realized I was pregnant with my baby girl, I wrote the words to theis song down, and saved it in a place where she will find it when she is older.
    The first two verses are like the mom who is playing with her little girl, watching her pretend to be a princess or a fairy, or whatever is her current fancy. She's watching her little girl play and living it through her eyes.
    The third verse is a mom's amazement at how many things her child can be all at once, and how proud she is to be her mother because of all the things she can and will do.
    Fourth verse is hard. Mothers and daughters fight as most strong women do. The lines "She corrects me and says" along with "The look in her eyes says, the Battle's beginning." are the tell-tale signs.
    The final verse, is the toughest. After all the fighting and the discipline and the teaching and the laughter and the tears and the playing and the fighting, a mother has to let go, and let her daughter become the woman she is meant to be.
    luvinmusicon March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment& to add to that, i think this song fits in with the flow and context of the album. her voice is beautiful. as well as the new-at-the-time little piano riffs. im not a crazy over the top fan, but honestly... get over yourself. that was just really distasteful, and you can save that for a community/site that actually cares about your issue with the song.
    clushon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry... and miss childhood... and my mom being my world.
    agentfoxbirdon April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, so beautiful!! I think it's about how a girl is growwing up a little too fast in the mother's eyes
    MyEyesAreRedon August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that the song is about parents watching their child grow up right in front of their eyes.
    ninth_ladyon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentImpossibly beautiful, finest thing on "The Beekeeper," and easily among her five best songs. No appearances on the current tour, among the other 134 songs she's played, but hope springs eternal.
    raffishtenant2on December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan it be a song for her child, Tash? so beautiful :D
    blisseryon January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been listening to Tori Amos since I was 15 and now I'm 30. I'm going to ask my fiancee if she'd like to have this song to be played at our wedding next year. I think it's befitting.
    ymjp100on August 03, 2009   Link

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