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Chocolate Song

Lyrics by Tori Amos

I don't have to like the things you say sometimes
then I don't like the things I say
now vows and consonants our weaponry
we vowed to love eternally

and I hear your pain screaming
and I hear your pain
in the silent evenings
we used to be happy
we used to make happy
on the stove
on our own

satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you

I don't hate you
satiny luscious chocolate
no, I need to be more like you
within the tension of your opposites
somehow the lingering sweetness
without betraying your bitterness
I don't hate you
I don't hate you

I don't have to like swinging from extremes
the lows so low the highs so high
from throwing knives to dessert stirring
our tight rope act just balancing

then I hear your pain screaming at me
hear your pain screaming
we used
used to be
we used to make happy
we used to make
make happy
satiny luscious chocolate

hear your pain screaming
we used to make happy
in a cauldron on our stove
we used to make
happy


Tori Quotes

In a relationship, isn't it funny how -- when it's working -- being in the kitchen is heaven, isn't it? You don't need one of these amazing trips. You don't need all the glamour. You can just be together in the kitchen making something simple, like a dessert. Or anything. When things are good. But then when it becomes combative... it's unattainable sometimes, because the two of you can't bring yourselves to do something so simple yet magical when you're in conflict. It's such an intimate thing, making something together. You have to really like that person. I mean, you can be in love with somebody and hate them, but it's really hard to hate and like at the same time. So that song is really about a relationship -- a state of it and where it is. [Tidal - September 8, 2017]


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