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Sugar

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Don't say the morning's come.
Don't say it's up to me.
If I could take twenty-five minutes,
Out of the record books...

Sugar,
He brings me sugar.

Bobby's collecting bees and hammers.
He used one on me.
Cold war with little boys...
Get in with a bubble-gum trade.

And sugar,
Bring me sugar.
I know all the robins bring...
Bring me many things,
But sugar,
He brings me sugar.
As far as I can tell,
I've been gone for miles now.

You know and I know
I don't know me very well.
And I know me, you know.
If they found me out...

Sugar,
He brings me sugar.
I know all the robins bring...
They bring me many things,
But sugar,
He brings me sugar.
I know all the robins bring
They bring many things,
But sugar...


Tori Quotes

"I've written a song called 'Sugar' about those people you meet that you'll never have a relationship with, but if you could have 25 minutes alone with them, you'd have this incredible affair. There's something magical and you want to merge with it in every way possible," she ruminates merrily. "That's why I could imagine being a carnivore thousands of years ago; you want to merge with them so intensely you could almost eat them. Say we didn't have bodies and blood and guts, but just released these light energies like colours, then we could just merge. That's what making love is really about. Your blue connects with my pale orange; a little bit of fire-engine red with your lime green! That's what they were doing when they ate someone, like their lover or a beaten enemy. It's a bit different with the Romans buggering the guys they beat - it all gets distorted down the line," Tori casually spices her speculation. "They were merging; that's what they were doing." [Q (UK) - February 1992]

"Freddie Mercury had just died, who I totally adored. And he, all of a sudden I hear this voice in my ear... and my trolls never sounded like Freddie Mercury before so I didn't think it was them. And all of a sudden I hear this voice going... [sings] 'Sugar... brings me sugar...'" [in concert, Detroit - July 4, 1994]


"Sugar"
June 19, 1996 - VH1 Crossroads



"Sugar"
October 15, 1999 - New York, New York - Hard Rock Live



"Sugar"
May 15, 2014 - London, England




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