"Dragon" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Don't tell me
A woman did this to you
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies

You touched my hand
I felt a force
You called it dark
But now I'm not so sure

Just stay awhile
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Why don't you
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Stay awhile

Cause your wild card Boy needs playing
Don't believe the lie
Your dragon needs slaying
Won't you lay here with me
And I will bring
Kisses for the beast

Lay here with me
Here with me

Don't tell me
A woman did this to you
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies

When I look back over
Documents and pages
Ancient savageries

Christened those inflated.
Now it has come to light
The Gods they have slipped up

They forgot about the power
Of a woman's love
Just stay a while
Stay awhile

Stay awhile
Why don't you
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Stay awhile
Cause your wild card Boy needs playing
Don't believe the lie
Your Dragon needs slaying

Won't you lay here with me
And I will bring
Kisses for the beast
Lay here with me
Here with me

Don't tell me
A woman did this to you

Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies
Forgive my
Candy lies


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"Dragon" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentI may get shot down for this, but on a deeper/archetypal level, I get the feeling that this song is referring to the madonna/whore split in a man's mind, within a relationship. The woman is telling him, "oh no, a woman didn't do this to you, society did and you accepted it, you're lying to yourself because its easier."

    She's saying " I can be BOTH to you, I'm a woman, a whole woman, both madonna and whore." For instance, "you called it dark but now I'm not so sure." She's saying, "you can trust me with your sexuality, it's not darker or dirtier than mine, I can handle it."

    I get a different thing from the line "don't believe the lie/your dragon needs slaying..." I think she's saying that the idea that he has to separate his sexuality into good/bad is the lie.He needs to play his "wild card," in a healthy way instead of repressing it.

    And she can "bring kisses for the beast," again, she can be both mother to him, and feed the beast within. She can be all encompassing.

    The part about "ancient savageries....it has come to light the gods they have slipped up...ect" Seems to me to be referring to the fact that religion and "gods" have always been the tools that perpetuate this mentality-it sort of flows back to the theme of "devils and gods," in that all of us have both devil and god inside us and to try to seperate them/blame them on an outside force is just an excuse for actions that we feel ashamed of...it's like she's telling this guy "dump the shame, you're safe and you're only hurting others with it..." sort of like "get off the cross we need the wood..." it's a recurring theme on the album, even in the art.

    At the end, perhaps she's asking him to forgive her for the "lies" he's been fed, since we tend to blame our partners for our own issues...like she's telling him to forgive him for the percieved injustices of other women and trust her, even though she's done no wrong to begin with.

    Just my opinion :)
    Crystalline888on August 06, 2007   Link

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