"Not Dying Today" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
There was a gambler and a cleaner and a puppeteer
Only the puppet could explain just what he was
All on a bus we were hoping to pass the time
Plug my piece in boys then we can drink the wine
Drink the wine, drink the wine

Well, music, good friends, I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under, full of wonder
I'm not dying today, dying
Today, today
Today I'm not dying, mister
Today, today

Neil is thrilled he can claim he's mammalian
"But the bad news," he said, "Girl, you're a dandelion"
Dandelion, hey I need to think about that
Yeah, I thought about that and I said, "What the Hell?"
He said, "Nope, you are Earth bound
Blow them seeds away and maybe one will make a sound
Make a sound, make a sound"

Oh, music, good friends
I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under, full of thunder
I'm not dying today, dying
Today, today
Today I'm not dying, mister
Today, today

So they got us go, going and coming
'Cause they make us pay if we go or stay
Is he praying that I'll pop my clogs?
If they can't prove I'm crazy
By noon I'll be pushing up them daisies
Tomorrow, with their doughnut box
They'll say, "It's sad she's brown bread"
Hey, I got my weapons

Music, good friends
I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under, way down yonder
I'm not dying today, dying
I'm not dying, sister
Keep your paws off my ankle straps and my mister
Dying, frying, rather have a lie-in
I am not blowing that Gabriel's trumpet
I got my own band to play today


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"Not Dying Today" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentYay, another Neil reference! Don't think there's been one since Scarlet's Walk...?
    missmeon May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's so optimistic! It's about her life as an artist not being over yet, and having a blast with the guys from the band while on tour. i think maybe Neil is advising against all that and telling her that she has to settle down (?)
    cornflakegirl87on May 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe best! Anti-angst passions. A conquering song.
    vogonjron May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Gaiman strikes back ;D As you say, it is a quite optimistic song. Kinda strange twist after the previous ones on the album.
    Angoulemeon May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSTUNG by a LIONFISH!
    exoduslaughingon September 21, 2018   Link

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