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Original Sinsuality

Lyrics by Tori Amos

There was a garden
in the beginning
Before the fall
Before Genesis

There was a tree there
A tree of knowledge
Sophia would insist
You must eat of this

Original Sin?
No, I don't think so.
Original Sinsuality
Original Sin?
No it should be
Original Sinsuality
Original Sin?
No I don't think so.
Original Sinsuality.

I'm calling you
You are not alone
I say
You are not alone
In your Darkness
You are not alone
You are not alone

Tori Quotes

I've always incorporated religious characters into my music, but they're particularly prevalent in The Beekeeper, because as I was researching it I started to think about how much attention is focused on religion and the need that people have to argue about their beliefs to the point of war. As I started to dissect the ideas and ideologies behind both parties, I found myself going back to the Bible and some of the stories contained within it. "Original Sinsuality" for example, tells the parallel story of Genesis and suggests it's not sin you find in the garden, it is original sinsuality. [Uncut - February 2005]

This album is exploring relationships. In the garden of "Original Sinsuality," because Sophia has insisted that my character eat from the fruit of the tree of knowledge - as opposed to the god in Genesis that it exiles you if you eat from it -- in our garden, the character has to eat. Because she eats from it, she experiences all the different possibilities within relationships. [St. Petersburg Times - March 31, 2005]

Live Versions

"Original Sinsuality"
June 28, 2005 - Frankfurt, Germany
radio broadcast

"Original Sinsuality"
July 9, 2010 - Montreux, Switzerland

"Original Sinsuality"
October 15, 2011 - Eindhoven, Netherlands

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