"Body and Soul" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Sweet Communion
Sweet Communion

I have waited all my life
You say you are bonafide
To be my judge
Lay your law down on me love

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul

Sweet Communion
Sweet Communion
In my temple boy be warned
Violence doesn't have a home now but ecstasy
That's as pure as a woman's gold

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul

I'll save you from that Sunday sermon
Boy I think you need a conversion
Body and soul

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul


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"Body and Soul" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentI think this is one of the more straight-forward songs on the album, yet very symbolic. I love it. I agree with fairycake--fun to read as if she is seducing someone very religious, or even a priest. Go one step further and be really sacriligeous and try it as if she is speaking to Jesus himself. The seven devils are a reference to the 7 devils spoken of in the New Testament that Christ cast out of Mary Magdalene. A woman's gold is layered with meanings since gold, esp. for a woman, has many, but probably just goes to the meanings associated with gold= power, intellect, wisdom, sure of one's self, secrets, etc. Think also of wedding bands and being a possession by being bought through gold--in many cultures, but I don't think she's using it that way here.
    In my temple= literally and figuratively. The bible talks of the body being a temple. No violence, but ecstacy.
    kneeling with her as if in prayer--sex is a prayer, both for the body and soul. great song.
    avirginportraiton May 25, 2007   Link

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