"Flying Dutchman" as written by and Tori Amos....
Hey kid, I got a ride for you
They say your brain is a comic book tattoo
And you'll never be anything
What will you do with your life
That's all you hear from noon till night

Take a trip on a rocket ship baby where the sea is the sky
I know the guy who runs the place and he's out-a-sight
Flying Dutchman are you out there
Flying Dutchman are you out there

Straight suits, they don't understand
She tried, that one, with the alligator boots but the other side drew her in
Heart falling fast when she left, even the Milky Way was dressed in black

Take a trip on a rocket ship baby where the sea is the sky
I know the guy who runs the place and he's out-a-sight
Flying Dutchman are you out there
Flying Dutchman are you out there

'Cause they can't see what you're born to be
They can see me
They can't be
What they can't believe
They can see what you see

They'll keep the boy spinning in their own little world ah.
Tie him up so he won't say a word
They'll keep the boy spinning in their own little world
So afraid he'll be what they never were


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"Flying Dutchman [Bonus Track]" as written by Tori Amos

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this! This is definitely my favourite Tori song. Done in a classical style with several movements, its simply beautiful. ANd the lyrics, they make so much sense, and almost everyone can relate to them on some level. This song is phenomenal!
    Dagnyon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTrue, this sony is my absolutely most favourite of Tori Amos.
    The best musical work ever.
    Too bad it's not on any album. this song is the best.
    Dostion November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Flying Dutchman" was the name of a past ghost ship, a legend.
    Interesting tale, really.
    Wikipedia.com is a good site to read about it.
    marquiceriseon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti used to was so obsessed with that song, but not so much anymore. the lyrics are great but there's some rawness in the music and in her voice i can't handle. i don't know, i just don't like it as much as i used to.
    indiaaon November 08, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningReading the lyrics completely changed my view of the song. It's so great. My guess that it has to do with a musician's journey to another universe while playing the instrument and doing it by themselves no matter what other people (record company or teachers say). Their talent takes them away their own way like a rocket ship. Then the talent might as well be a gift from god or the universal consciousness and that's where she says "i know the guy who runs the place" and asks "flying dutchman are you there?" whithout actually thinking directly god but anything up there. What do you think?
    MorganLafayeton August 08, 2014   Link

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