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Girl

Lyrics by Tori Amos

from in the shadow she calls and in the shadow she finds a way finds a way and in the shadow she CRAWLS clutching her faded photograph my image UNDER her thumb yes with a message for my heart yes with a message for my heart she's been everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own and in the doorway they stay and laugh as violins fill with water screams from the BLUEBELLS can't make them go away well I'm not seventeen but I've cuts on my knees falling down as the winter takes one more CHERRY TREE rushin' rivers thread so thin limitation dreams with the flying pigs turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in their coats anda in their do's yeah smother in our hearts a pillow to my dots one day maybe one day one day she'll be her own and in the mist there she rides and castles are burning in my heart and as I twist I hold tight and I ride to work every morning wondering why sit in the chair and be good now and become all that they told you the white coats enter her room and I'm callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own...


Tori Quotes

Now, I don't want to say that electronic instruments are anything bad. For example: the electronic arrangement for "Girl" is mine. Eric made the sounds on the Kurzweil and programmed everything, since I don't have a clue. [Keyboards (Germany) - June 1992]

The beginnings were composed on an old upright piano in Virginia [at her parents' farm]. It's horribly out of tune, which is one of the things I love about it. The chorus was written but that's about it. I threw it down on tape and forgot about it. Months later, I was cleaning the house (truly a happening) and was throwing tapes away. Eric intercepted this one out of a pile. I was chopping onions in the kitchen, he brought it in and said, "Listen" -- I did. [Little Earthquakes songbook]


"Girl"
August 16, 1992 - West Palm Beach, Florida



"Girl"
October 1, 2009 - Milan, Italy




"Girl"
October 23, 1996 - Miami, Florida



transcript

This one
she's a woman, now
she's a woman, now
she's been hiding too long
hiding too long

and in the shadows she crawls
and in the shadows she finds a way
finds a way
and in the shadows she crawls
clutching her faded photograph
you know I'm still there now

she's been everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own

hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me
hear me

yes, oh, yeah
I know she's everyone's
everybody else's girl
everybody else's girl

sit in the chair and be good now
yes, I know
screams, screams
sit there and then everything
everything, everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
everybody, yes, yes
everybody's, yes
everybody's
maybe, yes

can she hear me
can she hear me, yeah
hear me, yes
hear me, I said
hear, hear me


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