"Purple People" as written by and Tori Amos....
Well hey do you do Judo
When they surround you
A little mental yoga
Will they disappear

It's grim but never dubious as motives go
One thing she'll always promises
Promises is a show
Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
For her
For you
For me

I watch me be this other thing and never know
If I'm marooned or where the purple people go
Then lily white matricide
From vicious words
It doesn't leave a scratch
So therefore no one's hurt

Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
For her
For you
For me

And don't you know
The nurses make it clear
Just when you've escape
You have yourself to fear
A restaurant that never has to close
Breakfast, every hour
It could save the world

So hey do you do Judo in your finery
An angel's face is tricky to wear constantly

Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
For her
For you
For me
For her
For her


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"Purple People" as written by Tori Amos

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    General Comment"So I was uh, we were in Cornwall and we were hangin out, a bunch of us. And um, the great thing is that we always had a saying 'it's 6 o'clock in the world somewhere and that means you can have a drink. You know, when you think its too early to drink, we don't drink that much. That depends on who we are comparing ourselves to. But we have a European way we look at thinks, its not like we never kind of go to work...i can't play the piano if i'm doing anything cause i can't find it for one thing...and then once i'm sitting on the stool i still can't find it..so um. There was a time when we would decide it was 6 o'clock and it was like 9:30 in the morning. And um, one time we were having this moment and my friend Tam was telling me a story about a girl named Besty Brown who used to torture her and come up to her [Tori giggles] ..that's the thing she used to come up to me and go 'Hi I'm Betsy Brown, do you do judo? i do judo!'. And I went into the studio and things kinda happened."
    [Tori; End Sessions - KNDD 107.7, Seattle, WA on 9.11.98]

    merchantpierceon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song will always be in my top 5 Tori songs.
    stentorianon July 02, 2009   Link

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