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Carry

variation on: Debussy, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (from Preludes I)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Love hold my hand
Help me see with the dawn
that those that have left
are not gone
But they carry on
as stars looking down
as Nature's Sons
and Daughters of the Heavens

You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the precession of the mighty stars
your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
here I will carry, carry, carry you
Forever

You have touched my life
so that now cathedrals of sound are singing
are singing

The waves have come to walk with you
to where you will live in the Land of Youth
Land of Youth

You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the precession of the mighty stars
your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
here I will carry, carry, carry you
here I will carry, carry, carry you forever


Tori Quotes

With the dawn comes the sentiment, "You will not ever be forgotten by me in the precession of the mighty stars. Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart. Here I will carry, carry, carry you forever." [Night of Hunters commentary - July 2011]

Despite the complex storyline flowing through Night of Hunters, the lyrics to concluding song "Carry" again feel influenced by her brother Michael's death.

I think that a loss like that affects you differently over the years and makes you sometimes think about the time you have with people when they're here. When they're gone, it's difficult walking back into those pictures and feeling like you remember every part of the moment. Sometimes those moments get a little hazy -- it's not as if you can walk into them anymore. "Carry" was very much about those that have gone. [Rip It Up - September 22, 2011]


"Carry"
September 20, 2011 - Tavis Smiley Show




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