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Mother Revolution

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Lucky me
I guessed the kind of man
that you would turn out to be
Now I wish that I'd been wrong and then
I could remember to breathe
And all along the Watchtower
the night horses and the black mares
ready themselves for the outcome
for the strange times upon us

But what you didn't count on
was another Mother of
a Mother Revolution
but what you didn't count on
was another Mother of
a Mother Revolution

you could've had me
you could've had me
you could've had me
Right there beside you
you could've had me, boy
you could've had me, yeah
you could've had me
Right there beside you

A wife on loan in a cafe
in old El Paso
Next I go to
Seven Gates and my sister's Bass Bonanza
And all along her Watchtower
the night horses and the black mares
steady themselves for the outcome
for the strange days upon us

What you didn't count on
was another Mother of
a Mother Revolution

but what you didn't count on
was another Mother of
a Mother Revolution

you could've had me
you could've had me
you could've had me
Right there beside you
you could've had me, boy
you could've had me, yeah
you could've had me
Right there beside you

What you didn't count on
was another Mother of
a Mother Revolution


Tori Quotes

I've thought about this a lot since I had my daughter and what I find really disturbing about this global war, is you don't see any of the world leaders sending their children to be butchered. It's always someone else's children, someone else's blood. In "Mother Revolution" the woman realizes she cannot fight the patriarchy in the way that they fight and she can't just turn her back either. In order to be effective she has to come up with a new solution. And sometimes the best solution isn't to throw a bomb at a balloon, it's to pop the balloon with a kitty heel! [Uncut - February 2005]

One thing that gets underestimated are the moms in the world. And when the moms have had enough of their children dying for causes that they don't agree with -- once they really understand that the causes aren't what they're told they are -- then there is a revolution. But it happens internally first, and sometimes very quietly. It's not always with machetes and gunfire. [toriamos.com - March 1, 2005]


"Mother Revolution"
June 6, 2015 - Egeskov Castle, Denmark




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