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Raspberry Swirl

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Let's go...
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
In the garden I did no crime
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
If you want inside her, well
boy you better make her raspberry swirl

things are getting desperate
when all the boys can't be men
everybody knows I'm her friend
everybody knows I'm her man

I am not your senorita
I don't aim so high
In my heart, in my heart I did no crime
If you want inside her, well
boy you better make her raspberry swirl

Raspberry swirl
Let's go
Raspberry swirl

things are getting desperate
when all the boys can't be men
everybody knows I'm her friend
everybody knows I'm her man

Raspberry swirl
Let's go
Raspberry swirl
you want inside her world
yes, let's go
Raspberry swirl
Let's go...

and she swirls
and she swirls
and she swirls
and she swirls...


Tori Quotes

Okay, now I don't do hair-pie. Oh god, I hope my Dad doesn't watch this, he can't deal with this stuff, but I tell him he should cause one of these days one of the nieces or nephews are going to "come out," but anyway, my husband and I are "Married" but my friend Beenie is, we are married. Now she has had some real bad relationships, there is this one, if I ever see him I'm gonna kick his ass and well. I'm gonna kick his ass right now. This is for Beenie. [performs "Raspberry Swirl"] [VH1 Storytellers - October 24, 1998]

Sometimes I feel like I become the male figure for my girlfriends and so um, its unfortunate that I can't be a man, because I think I'd be in love with all of them. But that's not my inclination, um, you know, I love them very much, so this song is about... "Things are getting desperate when all the boys cant be men, everybody knows I'm her friend, everybody knows I'm her man." and... well, they love it when I sing it to them. [giggles] [from the choirgirl hotel electronic press kit video]

The animus in me is "Raspberry Swirl." I'm in love with my women friends, but I just don't eat pussy [laughs]. But I'm still in love with them. If I had a different sensibility, then you know I think I could, you know, really fulfill someone down there, where a lot of men in their lives don't. And eating pussy is a metaphor, too - it's about crawling in their, being with their juices, really being with them. [Alternative Press - July 1998]


"Raspberry Swirl"
October 24, 1998 - VH1 Storytellers



"Raspberry Swirl"
October 10, 2009 - Warsaw, Poland




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