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In the Springtime of His Voodoo

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Standin' on a corner in Winslow Arizona
and I'm quite sure I'm in the wrong song
2 girls 65 got a piece tied up in the back seat
“honey we're Recovering Christians”

in the Springtime of his voodoo
he was going to show me spring

and right there for a minute
I knew you so well
and right there for a minute
I knew you so well

got an angry snatch
girls you know what I mean
when swivelin' that hip doesn't do the trick
me pureed sanitarily Mr Sulu
warp speed
warp speed
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, hey

in the Springtime of his voodoo
in the Springtime of his voodoo

every road leads back to my door | and right there for a minute
every road I will follow | I knew you so well
every road leads back to my door | and right there for a minute
got all your crosses loaded | I knew

and I know she's not that foxy, boys, yes
I said I know she's not that foxy, but
you gotta owe something sometimes
you gotta owe, boys
when you're your momma's sunshine
you've got to give something sometimes
when you're the sweetest cherry
in an apple pie
I need some voodoo on these prunes

in the Springtime of his voodoo
he was going to show me spring


Tori Quotes

"Doughnut Song" leads us into "Voodoo"... the key for me here is he was going to show me spring. Going to ... and so much of my life has been about going to. Instead of what is happening now, it's what are we going to? Not what are we really giving to each other now. What am I promising him? That whole idea of looking to this, the idea that somebody else carries the voodoo, instead of becoming part of the voodoo and accessing it yourself. That runs through the whole thing. [B-Side - May/June 1996]

This is me realizing how I would hear men talk to women when I was growing up, catcalling: "Can I watch you walk?" It's the reverse of that, really. [Boys for Pele Deluxe Edition liner notes - 2016]


Live Versions

"In the Springtime of His Voodoo"
May 15, 1996 - New York, New York
Late Night with Conan O'Brien



"In the Springtime of His Voodoo"
March 23, 2003 - Tulsa, Oklahoma



"In the Springtime of His Voodoo"
July 25, 2014 - Mesa, Arizona




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