"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 interpret the "Don't believe the lie / your dragon needs slaying" differently! I think instead of sticking a comma in and slaying the dragon, it was meant to be one whole idea (don't believe the lie [that] your dragon needs slaying) and she thinks that the idea of needing to slay your inner wild side (dragon) for the sake of another person is a lie. That's why when she lies with him she "brings kisses for the beast" - she wants to nuture it.
    That way, the force being called dark (a passionate, dragon-esque force being called evil) is called into question. She likes the way it feels when he touches her hand - it is not wrong.
    The "christened those inflated" bit would then refer to Tori's idea that the Christian religion kept people feeling shamed about their sexuality and uninhibited side (in this case by putting those inflated with the old arguments into power). The man in the song may argue that it is a woman that has subdued him (an easy - candy - lie), but he has chosen to subdue himself.
    Tori wants those Dragons out and rockin', people!
    louliloulouon November 12, 2007   Link

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