"Merman" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Go to bed
The priests are dead
Now no one
Can call you bad
Go to bed
The priests are dead
Finally you're in peppermint land

He's a merman
He doesn't need your voice
He's a merman

Go to bed
Dream instead
And you will find him
He's a merman
To the knee
Doesn't need something you're not willing to give
He's a merman
Doesn't need your voice to cross his lands of ice

Go to bed
The priests are dead
Now no one
Can call you bad
Go to bed
The priests are dead
Finally you found him

Let it out
Who could ever say you're not simply wonderful
Who could ever harm you
Sleep now
You're my little goat

Go to bed
The priests are dead
And come sing it all again
Go to bed
Past the apple orchard
And you'll feel nice

Two can play
I said, two can play


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"Merman" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General Comment"It's inspired by a man with integrity, such deep integrity that I married him. It's about having someone heal your whole life. I'm talking about the times when lines have been crossed by men. Men can be dangerous, like in the song Datura about how sometimes they can bring you gold and sometimes they can be the bearer of poison. The plant Datura is a hallucinogen and it's like men. If you get the right amount you'll walk into the garden and become a woman, but if too much seeps in in the wrong way and at the wrong time -- it'll kill you. So yeah, Merman is that. When I was touring last year and Matthew Shepard got murdered I was dedicating it to him. A lot of guys were asking me to sing it for him and it just kinda took a life on of its own."
    [Tori; Attitude Magazine (UK), Nov99]

    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link

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