Mother – Tori Amos

Go, go, go now, circus girl without a safety net.
Here, here now, don’t cry. You raised your hand for the assignment.
Tuck those ribbons under your helmet, be a good soldier.
First my left foot, then my right behind the other.
Pantyhose running in the cold.

Mother the car is here. Somebody, leave the light on.
Green limousine for the redhead, dancing, dancing girl.
And when I dance for him, somebody leave the light on.
Just in, just in case I like the dancing,
I can remember where I come from.

I walked into your dream,
And now I’ve forgotten how to dream my own dream.
You are the clever one, aren’t you?
Brides in veils for you. We told you all of our secrets,
All but one, and don’t you even try – the phone has been disconnected.
Dripping with blood and with time,
And with your advice poison me against the moon.

Mother the car is here. Somebody leave the light on.
Black chariot for the redhead, dancing, dancin’ girl.
He’s gonna change my name. Maybe you’ll leave the light on.
Just in, just in case I like the dancing,
I can remember where I come from.

I escape into, your escape into, our very favorite fearscape.
It’s across the sky and across my heart, and I cross my legs, oh my God.
First my left foot, then my right behind the other.
Breadcrumbs lost under the snow.
Ooh who… mother… ooh… mother the car is here, here…
Maybe, maybe you’ll leave the light on. Ooh…
Father, father, father, dancin’ girl.
He’s gonna change my name. Maybe you’ll leave the light-
Just in case I like the dancing.
I can remember where I come, come from.
Mother… mother… mother…


Lyric Mother – Tori Amos