"Witness" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Thought I had a witness to this crime
Thought I had a witness
Thought we were on the same side of becoming
Then the judges called in a witness c'mon...

So then when did you then begin your cravin for white powder
Exotic matter that cells divide arresting time

So in your furnace then
You drank my tenderness
Feldspar and Mica then
You thought that you would own my temple of gold

Gotta rise in the night
Pick myself off the floor
I know now that it's over
Had a life before
You left me burnin' in
Your petrol emotion
Your petrol emotion
Wanting more

Thought I had a witness c'mon...
Thought we had a friendship c'mon...
Thought I heard you whispering murder
Thought this witches brew was more than bullet-proof
But words are like guns when you shoot the moon
Cause everybody whispers c'mon...

Is there anyone? Is it any wonder...I'm out the door

Is there any way? Is there any way forward?
Thought I had a witness
Thought you were you
Thought I was a witness
You could turn to, not in

Thought I had a witness to this crime
Thought I had a witness c'mon...


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"Witness" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentCertainly far from my favorite Tori song ... this is a track skipper (it just gets too annoying).

    But this is a pretty angry song ... Tori's furious with her record label trying to bury her (her "temple of gold").
    UrbanGrieveron July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthanks! i didn't know that... but it sure fits.

    the ending of this song is terribly well written.
    but the bridges are just terrible.

    thanks for this tori!
    j.enslowon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I'm in the minority, but I love this song, although it's true that the studio version could have been even better. That gorgeous bridge is one of the best moments on The Beekeeper.
    Exit75on March 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is a song about betrayal... expecting a witness for the defense who shows up on the side of the prosecutor (or the other way around) is used as a channel to describe feeling lost and betrayed when you are shocked to find someone you relayed on is fighting against you.
    dartishaon October 14, 2012   Link

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