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Mrs. Jesus

Lyrics by Tori Amos

life lines
and suicide crimes --
he found me in a state
grabbed my purse
and hitched a Ride
with a mrs. jesus
"how you been"
I've been cruisin'
a good invention
but in some ways
I don't think it
it gets any easier

your walking on the water Bit
by far my favourite one,
But now it seems we're drowning
in a drop of water, Love

and even as I'm climbing up
the stairs I know there's
Heaven there and then
Empty arms that comes
with the Morning Star

well, made my bed
of cut roses
by undertstanding
that the cause
It just comes first
with my mrs. jesus
the Gospel changes meaning
If you follow John or Paul
and could you ever
Let it be
the Mary of it all

and even as I'm climbing up
the stairs I know there's
Heaven there and then
Empty arms that comes
with the Morning Star

well, Life Lines and suicide crimes
there's something every day
and there's someone always
paging my mrs. jesus

your walking on the water Bit
by far my favourite one,
But now it seems we're drowning
in a drop of water, Love

and even as I'm climbing up
the stairs I know there's
Heaven there and then
Empty arms that comes
with the Morning Star

so if you get the Jones
at the crossroad
the personals are great
If you're my way
let me love you mrs. jesus





Tori Quotes

Trying to escape from New York, Scarlet picks up a ride.

Scarlet has a lot of questions and no answers at a time when the world is in deep trouble. Everything is twisted. But "Mrs. Jesus" represents life and she takes a ride with her out of the city to try to make some sense of what has happened. [Scarlet's Walk bio]

In a strange, strange time, when the masks are down, she hooks up with "Mrs. Jesus." And he is quite a, I guess you could say, a blast from the past. But um, she needed a ride, and he had one to offer. And he's very much, I guess you could say, one of those men that is probably more aware of women than a lot of women. And... gentle... and fierce... and has a lot of qualities that I think she would like to have in herself. Physically, he's not a woman, but he seems to be able to understand women. And he's in touch with certain things. "Mrs. Jesus" is in a pretty good space. He's able to shed some light on um, religious fanaticism. And he's able to shed some light on, you know, people using Christianity for their own means, what that looks like. The Chrisitianity that was sown in America, some of it gave people religious freedom as we know, and some of it took religious freedoms away from the Native people, where they weren't even allowed to speak their language for a long time. So, you know, these things that are part of our history... her story, America's story, is something that is imperative for her to know, for Scarlet to know. If she's gonna truly accept America for who she is, you know, you have to know the truth. [Scarlet Stories]


"Mrs. Jesus"
October 2, 2002 - Paris, France - Music Planet 2Night
broadcast November 26, 2002



"Mrs. Jesus"
November 14, 2002 - New York, New York - Scarlet Sessions




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