"Fire To Your Plain" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Shock, got the shock of my life
Just buckle up girls, I'm stealin' the night
From the still of the night
What they're down to
Let's see, in cold daylight

I gotta get this right
I gotta get this right

Cause she's all
And I am low
Watching you watching her play this game
Yes, she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to your plain
Her fire to your plain

Pray
You can pray to your Jane
I put out the call
But not to be saved
Called my deviling kin
With her yellow Aston Martin

We gotta get this right
I gotta get this right

Cause she's all
And I am low
Watching him watching her play this game
Yes, she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to his plain

She said, "get in"
And set the SatNav to hell
Or would it be a purgatory?

I gotta get this right
I gotta get this right

Cause she's all
And I am low
Watching you watching her play this game
Yes, she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to your plain
Her fire to your plain

Her fire...
Bold enough...
Her fire to your plain


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"Fire to Your Plain" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    Song MeaningI definitely think the song is about a relationship, to a degree. While everyone else thinks it's about a love triangle that Tori is in, I beg to differ. There are also a lot of biblical kind of references.

    It sounds like Tori is there to save this woman who is in this tug-of-war relationship.

    [ Shock, got the shock of my life ] -- A revelation, or just that the speaker can see right through this man that her friend is with.

    [ Cause she's up and I am low. Watching you watching her play this game. ] -- The girl is "up" on love, but the speaker is low because she can see what's happening. Which basically sounds like Tori is watching this man as he also watches his girl jump through hoops for him.

    [ But she's bold enough to set fire to your plain ] -- A warning to the man. You better watch out, says the speaker, because this little girl that you think you can toy with ... well, she can set fire and destruction to this all at any moment.

    [ Pray, you can pray to your "J." I put out the call, but not to be saved. Called my Devilin' kin with her yellow Astin Martin. "we gotta get this right" I gotta get this right. ] -- The speaker tells everyone to look for salvation by praying to "J" (Jesus, obviously.), but that she would much rather rely on her flesh and blood girl. She says that they ( her and the girl she is watching/protecting ) have got to get this right. I take that to mean she's going to try to get some light shed on the situation, or just get away.

    [ she said, 'Get in and set the SAT-NAV to hell." Or would it be Purgatory. ] -- The girl tells the speaker to set the navigation to hell, presumably because that's where she is with this man, a literal hell. Then she says, "Or would it be purgatory." I take this to mean that their (the girl and man) state of affairs is so static and stymied that there's no movement in the relationship.

    All in all, I think it's a song about sisterhood and being there when someone's trying to destroy your dearest and nearest friends.
    angstiosis_againon October 07, 2009   Link

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