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Purple People

well hey do you do judo when they surround you
a little mental yoga will they disappear
it's grim but never dubious as motives go
no matter what it takes she promises a show

Thunder wishes it could be the snow
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you, for me

I watch me be this other thing and never know
if I'm marooned or where the purple people go
then lily white matricide from vicious words
it doesn't leave a scratch so therefore no one's hurt

Thunder wishes it could be the snow
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you, for me

and on and on
the nurses make it clear
just when you escape you have yourself to fear
a restaurant that never has to close
breakfast every hour, it could save the world

so hey do you do judo in your finery
an angel's face is tricky to wear constantly
thunder wishes it could be the snow
wishes it could be as loved as she can be
these gifts are here for her, for you, for me

aaa laaa aaa haa for her, for her mmm hmmmm


Tori Quotes

"So I was um, we were in Cornwall, we were hanging out, a bunch of us and um the great thing is we always had this saying that 'it's six o'clock in the world somewhere' and that means you can have a drink. You know, when you think it's too early to drink and we don't drink that much. That depends on who we're comparing ourselves to. But we have a European um way we look at things. It's not like um we never kind of go to work. I can't play the piano if I'm doing anything 'cause I can't find it, for one thing. And then once I'm sitting on the stool I still can't find it. So, there was a time though when we would decide it was six o'clock and it was like nine-thirty in the morning... and um, one time we were having this moment and my friend Tam was telling me a story about a girl named Betsy Brown who used to torture her and come up to her. She does this thing, she used to come up to me and go, 'Hi, I'm Betsy Brown, do you do judo? I do judo.' And I went into the studio and this kind of happened..." [Seattle End Sessions - September 11, 1998]


"Purple People"
September 24, 2012 - Vilvoorde, Belgium - De Kruitfabriek Session
broadcast on September 28, 2012




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