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Cooling

Maybe I didn't like to hear
But I still can't believe Speed Racer is dead
So then I thought I'd make some plans
But Fire thought she'd really rather be Water instead

And Peggy got a message for me from Jesus
And I've heard every word that you have said
And I know I've been driven like the snow
But this is cooling
faster than I can
This is cooling
faster than I

But do I hate what she is
Or do I want to be her
And don't we love something fresh
Anything new, virgin
Woman you got too many brambles
hiding under these bushes
Woman you got too many brambles
But I always liked a good storm
And always good for a storm

So then Love walked up to Like
and said I know that she don't like me much
Let's go for a ride
This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree
And is your place in Heaven
worth giving up these kisses
these, yes, these kisses

And Peggy got a message for me from Jesus
And I've heard every word that you have said
And I know I've been driven like the snow
But this is cooling
faster than I can
Hey, yes
faster than I can
This is cooling
This is cooling


Tori Quotes

"'Cooling' is a song that was written for Boys for Pele and it didn't really fit in the album, so it came out as a B-side for 'Spark' in England; you can get it as an import. And I play it a lot now; I tried to put it on this record [Choirgirl] but it didn't really fit." [TV Guide Online chat - August 5, 1998]

"I wish she had been on Pele, cause I think it would have been kinda cool for a volcano to say, This is cooling faster than I can" [FNX, Boston - December 3, 1999]

So then Love walked up to Like/ And said "I know that you don't like me much, let's go for a ride" / This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree / And is your place in heaven worth giving up these kisses / These, yes, these kisses

"I usually try not to define my lyrics too much. I think it's really important that people find it in their own way. But when I wrote 'Cooling,' I had been in Hawaii, and I was really on a sensory level with pineapples -- the smell of them -- they had an effect on me while I was there. I sound like I'm talking a load of gibberish, but I don't want to start talking about who it is I'm referring to in that song. That's why I thought it was best to keep it in that metaphorical world." [Women Who Rock - January 2004]


"Cooling"
November 14, 1998 - New York, New York - Sessions at West 54th




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