albums / Native Invader

press release / discography / photos / tour

interviews


Mary's Eyes

Lyrics by Tori Amos

what's behind Mary's Eyes
Mary's Eyes
Mary's Eyes

the Death Midwife
can you bring her back to life
the Death Midlife
can you bring her back to life

Sister Despair
Sister Despair
can you bring the Dream King to me
Sister Despair
hide your tears around Mary
we've got to get her to
Joy to The World
Joy to The World

Hymns for us to sing
She's a believer
Hymns locked in her memory
I'm a believer they're the key

What's behind Mary's Eyes
patterns matter
stringing sequences together matters
to bring
bring her back to us

the Death Midwife
can you bring her back to life

Sister Despair
Sister Despair
she must not see you cry
hide your tears
can't we just bring her Delight


Tori Quotes

Songs are the way that I understand what's really going on -- what I'm either hiding from myself or feeling. And also sometimes with a song -- it's almost like it's already there and just needs to be expressed. If I could express what was going on in any other way, I probably wouldn't write that song. Something strange had happened before all this happened to Mary and changed Mary's life. Somebody got in touch with somebody who then got in touch with Neil Gaiman, who is my spirit brother, and he talked to me about a Death Midwife up in Scotland, who had sent a note about what she does. She helps people to cross to the other side. So I started to think -- well, if you can help them across to the other side, why can't you help cross 'em back? [The 405 - September 5, 2017]


t o r i p h o r i a
the World of Tori Amos
www.yessaid.com