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Smokey Joe

Pip

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Smokey Joe you're calling at the station,
"if I kill him there are complications"
I did not ask for this
"Oh, but Love yes you did"

maybe it terrifies me
this quiet siege
maybe it terrifies me

It's too easy
It's too easy
to wish you harm

you through black ice
at the bottom of the river

Smokey Joe hey what's a revelation
"That one's past is not a destination
It is a road for fools
who need empty approvals"

My dark twin
the annihilating Feminine
does not need
civilizing

maybe it terrifies me
this quiet siege
maybe it terrifies me

It's too easy
It's too easy
to wish you harm

you through black ice
at the bottom of the river

Smokey Joe hey can you pass the pipe
you have been blessed now go be wise.
"It is a coward who will say he's not afraid
of dying when clearly he is potently alive"

A songless robin
she became
He stole my sister Clitorides.
These silken rubber gloves
choking his vitriolic tongue

maybe it terrifies me
this quiet siege
maybe it terrifies me
this quiet siege

It's too easy
It's too easy
to wish you harm

you through black ice
at the bottom of the river

Smokey Joe is calling at the station
Calling at the station


"Fat Slut" / "Smokey Joe" (as Pip)
June 3, 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands



"Smokey Joe"
October 3, 2009 - Paris, France



"Smokey Joe"
October 5, 2012 - New York, New York - Le Poisson Rouge




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