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Tori Amos Boys for Pele

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Way Down

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Maybe I'm the afterglow
'cause I'm with a band, you know
don't you hear the laughter on the way down

Yes I am the anchorman
dining here with Son of Sam
A hair too much to chat of on the way down

gonna meet a great big star
gonna drive his great big car
gonna have it all here on the way down

the way down
the way down
he knows, let's go
way down
way down
way down
she knows

Tori Quotes

As soon as she knows that [it's over], then you do the whole "Way Down" thing. Going further into the place of the South, the place of the hidden, with "Little Amsterdam"... [B-Side - May/June 1996]

I always loved the myth about Persephone and Hades. I didn't identify with Demeter and her position until I started on the mother path. There's a lot of the underworld in Pele -- traveling to the underworld to find something of yourself. [Boys for Pele Deluxe Edition liner notes - 2016]

Live Versions

"Way Down"
December 2, 2011 - New York, New York

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