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Sweet Dreams

Lyrics by Tori Amos

"Lies lies lies everywhere"
said the father to the son
Your peppermint breath
Gonna choke him to death daddy
Watch your little black sheep run
He's got knives in his back
everytime he opens up
You say "you gotta be strong if
you want to be a man"
Mister I don't know how you can have
sweet dreams

Land land of liberty we're run
by a constipated man
When you live in the past you refuse
to see when your daughter comes home
9 months pregnant with 5 billion points
of light you're gonna shine them on the face of your friends
They've got the earth in a sling
The world on her knees
They've even got your zipper between their teeth

Sweet dreams
You say you say you say that you have ‘em
I say that you're a liar
Go on go on go on and dream
Your house is on fire

Well well summer wind
been catching up with me
"Elephant mind missy you don't have
your're forgettin' to fly darlin' when you sleep"
I got a hazy lazy Susan
Takin' turns all over my dreams
I got lizards and snakes
Runnin' through my body
Funny how they all have my face

Sweet dreams
You say you say you say that you have ‘em
I say that you're a liar


Additional lyrics from a demo recording

charm charm charm hangin on
to the politician
the chain is pretty thick, baby
so is the rap
about the dream you got for the
American

lie lie lies you tell
for the big business man
they got the earth in a sling
they got the world on her knees
they even got your zipper
between their teeth


"Sweet Dreams"
November 3, 2001 - Dallas, Texas




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