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Witness

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Thought I had a witness
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Thought I had a witness
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Thought I had a witness To this crime
Thought I had a witness
Thought we were on the same side of Becoming...
Then the judges called in a witness c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon...

So then when Did you then Begin your Craving for White powder
Exotic Matter that Cells Divide Arresting time

So in your Furnace then
You drank my Tenderness
Feldspar and Mica then
You thought that You would own My temple of gold

Gotta rise In the night
Pick myself off the floor
I know now That it's over
I had a life Before
You left me burnin' in
Your petrol emotion, boy
Your petrol emotion
Wanting more
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Thought I had a witness
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Thought we had a friendship
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Thought I heard you Whispering murder
Thought this witches Brew was more than Bullet-proof
But words are like guns When you shoot the moon
'Cause everybody whispers, yeah
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon

So then when Did you then Begin your Craving for White powder
Exotic Matter that Cells Divide Arresting time

So in your Furnace then
You drank my Tenderness
Feldspar and Mica then
You thought that You would own My temple of gold

Gotta rise In the night
Pick myself off the floor, girls
I know now That it's over
I had a life Before
You left me burnin' in, boy
Your petrol emotion
Your petrol emotion
Wanting more, mmm, yeah...

Is there anyone? Is it any wonder
Is there anyone? Is it any wonder, baby
Is there anyone? Is it any wonder...
I'm out the door
I'm out the door, now

Is there any way? Is there any way forward?
Is there any way? Is there any way forward?
Is there anyone? Is it any wonder?
Thought I had a witness Thought you were you Thought I was a witness
You could turn to Not in

Thought I had a witness
Thought I did

Thought had a witness
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Thought I had a witness
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon
hit it, boys
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
c'mon, c'mon come


Tori Quotes

Betrayal happens in strange ways and comes from strange corners sometimes. Some days life can feel pretty normal, so to speak. Then there are other days that makes you think you've walked into something sinister, into a Hermann Hesse novel. I wish I could tell you that nothing surprises me anymore. But unfortunately that isn't true. Fame and money expose people for who they really are. Some are willing to do anything to keep it. "Witness" is a song written about this betrayal, and betrayal is always one of the seeds in the Garden of Sin-suality...

Phone rings.
"Hey, T."
"Hey, you."
"I need to give you some news."
"Give me the bad news first."
"It's all bad."
"Okay, I'm standing. Shoot."
"They want -- from you." (Some issues are locked up in confidentiality agreements.)
"Hmm."
"Are you there?"
"Yep."
"What's our response? Do you want your team's advice?"
"Yes, I want your advice, but not today. My response is -- tell the team no one responds. I will not dignify their insult."
"Understood."
"I suspect they'll call back within six days."
"Six business days?"
"Yeah, weekends count only for musicians and crew."
"And accountants."
"Fair enough. But never suits. I haven't seen a suit at a gig in a long time."
"I wear a suit." says Philip-the-Good.
"Nothing personal."
We say our goodbyes and I hang up. And, sure enough, within six business days I get a call from Philip-the-Good. [Tori Amos: Piece by Piece]


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