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Strange

Lyrics by Tori Amos

strange
Thought I knew you well
Thought I had read the sky
Thought I had read a change
in your eyes
so strange
Woke up to a world
that I am not a part
except when I can play
its stranger

After all
what were you really
looking for
and I wonder
when will I learn
Blue isn't red
everybody knows this
and I wonder
when will I learn
when will I learn
guess I was in Deeper than
I thought I was
if I have enough love
for the both of us

"just stay" you said
"we'll build a nest"
so I left my Life
Tried on your friends
Tried on your opinions
So when the Bridges froze
and you did not come home
I put our snowflake under a microscope

After all
what was I really
looking for
and I wonder
when will I learn
Maybe my wish knew better
than I did
and I wonder
when will I learn
when will I learn
guess I was in Deeper than
I thought I was
if I have enough love
for the both of us

so strange
now I'm finally in
the Party has begun
it's not like I can't
feel you still
but strange
what I will leave behind
you call me one more time
but now I must be leaving





Tori Quotes

"Strange" comes, I think, in the cold, in the ice, in the snow. There's a beauty to it that's always um... made me fall in love, I guess. I can fall in love in the snow [giggles]. I guess it's a good thing to remember. The ice is very sexy to me, and they're blowing this ice smoke back and forth. That's what, anyway, that's what it does for me. So, yeah, I could fall in love in the snow and have done many times and so, I guess Scarlet's falling in love in the snow here and she uh... she follows him. Maybe she's in love with a moment in time, as much as anything else. And maybe part of it is a memory of someone that she's breathing into him. But at a certain point she, she knows that um... she can't be the only one that has enough love here. [Scarlet Stories]

On "Strange," Scarlet's journey takes her to the sites of some of the last stands of the native American people, including Little Big Horn. From there she journeys on through the Bad Lands.

Scarlet has taken on the beliefs of her lovers and on another level those of her country. But she's begun to question them. We are taught that America stands for democracy. But that's not what she's seeing. [Scarlet's Walk bio]


"Strange"
November 27, 2002 - Canada AM
taped November 21 or 22, 2002




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