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The Beekeeper

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Flaxen hair blowing in the breeze
It is time for the geese to head south
I have come with my mustard seed
I cannot accept that she will be taken from me

"Do you know who I am" she said
"I'm the one who taps you
on the shoulder when it's your time
Don't be afraid I promise that she will awake
Tomorrow Somewhere
Tomorrow Somewhere"

- Wrap yourself around
the Tree of Life and the Dance of the Infinity
of the Hive -
take this message to Michael

I will comb myself into chains
In between the tap dance clan
and your ballerina gang
I have come for the Beekeeper
I know you want my
You want my Queen-
Anything but this
Can you use me instead?

"Do you know who I am" she said
"I'm the one who taps you on the shoulder when it's your time
Do not be afraid I promise that she will awake
Tomorrow Somewhere
Tomorrow Somewhere"

In your gown with your breathing mask on
Plugged into a heart machine
As if you ever needed one
I must see the Beekeeper I must see if she'll keep her alive
Call Engine 49 I have come with my mustard seed

"Do you know who I am" she said
"I'm the one who taps you on the shoulder when it's your time
Do not be afraid I promise that she will awake
Tomorrow Somewhere
Tomorrow Somewhere"

Maybe I'm passing you by
Just passing you by, girl
I'm just passing you by
On my way, On my way
I'm just passing you by
But don't be confused
One day I'll be coming for you...
I must see the Beekeeper


Tori Quotes

...You find yourself following the food chain path: you know, change your food, change your path, you are what you eat, Eat Right for Your Blood Type, etc. etc. etc...we've all done it. But if you're like me, then you realize one day that after you've been doing this for a year, your actual blood type is A+, not O... Fucking great...

Tash said to me the other day, "Mum?"
I responded, "Yum."
"Mum?"
"Yum."
"Mum, sometimes I'm stupid."
"Tash, don't be so hard on yourself."
"Mum, sometimes you're stupid too."
"Hey Tash, what are you getting at?"
"Sometimes, Mum, when you're cross, I'm Bombaloo." (She uses a word meaning how it sounds, from the kids' book Sometimes I'm Bombaloo.)
"Yeah, go on..."
"Well, we act stupid, Mum."
"Maybe you're right, Tash. Maybe we do act stupid." "I-got-an-idea..."
"You do? What's your idea?"
"Mum, you can be five in our game."
"Yeah, okay, and?"
"And I'm going to be sixteen going on seventeen."
And I thought to myself, I guess I've been five all week... [Tori Amos: Piece by Piece]


"The Beekeeper"
April 10, 2005 - Hartford, Connecticut




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