Chanchi (neato_bandito) wrote,
Chanchi
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Scarlet's Walk and Virginia

I sang the words in my tuneless voice, cracking over tears generations old...

Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos

Leaving terra,
leaving terra.

If you're a thought
You will want me
to think you
and I did.

Invited a Guest
Up until you announced
that
you had moved in
"What do you plan to do
with all your freedom?"
the new sheriff said,
quite proud of his
Badge.
"You must admit the Land is now
in good hands."

Yes, time will tell that
you just lift your lamp.

I will follow
Her on her path,
Scarlet's Walk
through the violets.
Just tell your
gods for me
all debts are off this year,
they're free to leave
yes, they're free
to leave

Leaving terra,
leaving terra.

There was a time
when I thought that
Her destiny
should've been
mine.
Big Brave Nation
but instead her Medicine
now forgotten.

"What do you plan to do
with all your stories,"
the new sheriff said,
quite proud of his Badge.
We'll weave them through
every
rocket's red glare
and
huddled masses.
You just lift your lamp.

I will follow
Her on her path,
Scarlet's Walk
through the violets.
Just tell your
gods for me
all debts are off this year,
they're free to leave
yes, they're free
to leave.

Leaving terra,
leaving terra.

If you're a thought
you will want me
to think you
and I did
and I did.

Virginia by Tori Amos

In the Lush
Virginia hills
they kept her as
long as they could
Cause they knew
when the white
brother found
white shell Beads
wrapped around
her skin -- a life
giving river --
Her body open
as will his hand
And with a
"goodbye"
there she goes

she may Betray
All that she loves
and even wait
for their
Savior
to come
And in some things,
maybe he'll be
right
But as always
The thing that he
Loves
he will change
from her sunrise
to clockwise to soul trading
still she'll lay down
her Body
covering him
all the same

so Hundreds of
years go by
(the Red Road carved
up by Sharp Knife)
She's a girl
out working her
Trade
and she loses
a little each
day
to ghetto pimps
and presidents
who try and
arouse
her turquoise
serpents
She can't recall
what they represent
and when you
ask, she won't know

she will Betray
All that she loves
and even wait
for their
Saviour
to come
And in some things
maybe he'll be right
But as always
The thing that be
Loves he will
change from her
sunwise to clockwise
to soul trading
still she'll lay
down her Body
covering him all
the same
oh Virginia
do you remember
when the Land held
your hand
oh Virginia
she will let you back in
oh Virginia
you can't remember
your name
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