albums / Scarlet's Walk

discography / photos / tour

A Prologue / Scarlet Stories / Where's Scarlet?


Crazy

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Not sayin'
not charmed at all
Not sayin'
that you weren't worth
the fall
But I was alone when
I knew it was real
Down the canyon
when I knew I had come

To the line
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive
all night
Drive all night

So I let Crazy
take a spin
Then I let Crazy
settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said, "first let's just
unzip your religion
down"

Found that I
I craved it all
Saw me melt
into your
native shelter
Where you carved my
name
Paper tigers scare me
and came

Alive
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive
all night
Drive all night

So I let Crazy
take a spin
Then I let Crazy
settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said, "first let's just
unzip your religion
down"

So I let Crazy
pull me in
Then I let Crazy
take his spin
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said, "first let's just
unzip your religion
down"
Heard that you were once
"Temptation's girl"

And as soon
as you have
rearranged the mess
in your head
He will show up looking
sane
perfectly sane
If I know Crazy





Tori Quotes

At this point a character called "Crazy" comes into Scarlet's life.

He makes a lot of sense and seems to take the pain away for a while so she follows him. He's seductive and dangerous and it's delicious. But you know that it's not forever because you can't hold on to him.

Together they travel through cowboy country and back to the desert, before he abandons her in Tucson. [Scarlet's Walk bio]

I think "Crazy" provides, yes, stability. He's consistent and he's quite understanding of madness. He's not afraid of it, and he's in control of it, so I think in a way that's very um... seductive to Scarlet at this time, because things have been unravelling and they haven't been consistent and people who she thought was one way were maybe not that way and maybe she had certain beliefs that, "if you love somebody, you can, you're gonna like them, too," and that isn't necessarily true. They go for quite a spin, they go up through the Tetons and up over Bear Tooth Pass, back into Montana yet again and um... you know, go around Crazy Horse's stomping ground and then they come through Cody and swoop back um... through Jackson Hole. They, they were there already, had a hot tub. And then they tip through Idaho for a moment and get into Utah and then that gorgeous canyon country. We're there alone and being alone in the desert with a man is something that Scarlet seems to like doing. It's kinda handy because um... there's nobody else around to distract him. All focus is on them relating to each other. [Scarlet Stories]


"Crazy"
October 2, 2002 - Paris, France - Music Planet 2Night
broadcast November 26, 2002




t o r i p h o r i a
the World of Tori Amos
www.yessaid.com