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Police Me

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me
Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

We've got your own remote viewing
Every cell has been taught to think
Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Police yourself
Police youself
Police me

Loaded, full of winter you are
Storming Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's
Loaded, full of winter you are storming
Blackberry girl will you strike
Before he's loaded
Full of winter you are

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Can they monitor how you think?
They've got their own remote viewing
To get off he cries "slutty goth"
But I'm a brightly colored person

Loaded, full of winter you are
Storming Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's
Loaded, full of winter you are storming
Blackberry girl will you strike
Before he's loaded
Full of winter you are
Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me


Tori Quotes

There's a song called "Police Me" and it talks about the idea of remote viewing. The idea that even though we're in free land, they can know everything about you and everything about me, and they can assess. I don't think that's died with the Bush administration because I don't think it's just about a President, I think it's much, much deeper than that. I am talking about forces behind a man or a woman. These structures, that have been in place for years and years, they don't change with the new President. That's what's breaking the back of the people. It's not necessarily who's in or out. There's an undercurrent, and that is what some of the record was investigating. But yes, steps must be taken and having Obama in was a big step. [Attitude - May 2009]

We are programmed for so long that sexy is out there somewhere and sacred is in here somewhere and you're never going to have sexy and sacred in a relationship together. And I think it does depend on who you're with, but I think you really have to work hard to break those programs because they're so entrenched. And "Police Me" is very much about being encoded. As you know with the archetypes from the last record I was really trying to find sides to myself that I hadn't allowed myself. I don't need to put on Pip's [one of the personas Amos created for her album, American Doll Posse] garb to walk into that. That was a huge place to get to. All these different sides of [the dolls] -- they're with me now. [Out - May 5, 2009]

You have to figure -- I travel and play all over the world and governments are broke right now. So don't you think they're trying to come after people? And I've been caught between two governments. So this has forced me to learn about the power they have. "Police Me," "Strong Black Vine" -- you think you're in the West, you think you're a part of a system of justice, but my God, what I've had to do in order to -- I mean, I have the strength to fight a government. Luckily mine is on my side. [Out - May 5, 2009]

What was the inspiration for a song like "Police Me"?

The whole idea of remote viewing and how people analyze each other through information and email. In the West, we have very little freedom. They can go through anything. They can request and demand any information, as if we're criminals. Under the guise of righteousness, aspects of the governments in the West, because I travel and play in different places, they can get into all kinds of stuff. All of that control connected with the idea of remote viewing. [American Songwriter - May 15, 2009]


Live Versions

"Police Me"
August 4, 2009 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin




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