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Tea with the Waitress


Sister Janet

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Master Shaman, I have come
with my dolly from the shadow side
with a demon and an Englishman.
Iím my mother Iím my son
and nobody else is slipping the blade in easy
nobody else is slipping the blade in the marmalade

but all the angels and all the wizards, black and white,
are lighting candles in our hands
can you feel them, yes, touching hands before our eyes
and I can even see sweet Maryanne

Sister Janet, you have come
from the woman clothed with the sun
your veil is quietly becoming none.
Call the Wanderer
he has gone
and all those up there are making it look so easy
with your perfect wings
a wing can cover all sorts of things

and all the angels and all the wizards, black and white,
are lighting candles in our hands
can you feel them, yes, touching hands before our eyes
and I can even see sweet Maryanne

this again
well I think I could try this once again


Live Versions

"Sister Janet" (on harmonium)
July 12, 1996 - Oakland, California



improv / "Sister Janet" (on harmonium)
October 20, 1996 - Ft. Myers, Florida



"Sister Janet"
August 5, 1998 - Albany, New York



"Sister Janet"
October 13, 2001 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



"Sister Janet"
October 30, 2007 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



"Sister Janet"
December 18, 2011 - Los Angeles, California



"Sister Janet"
July 25, 2014 - Phoenix, Arizona



"Sister Janet"
October 5, 2017 - Manchester, England



"Sister Janet"
December 3, 2017 - Los Angeles, California




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