‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ lyrics

Afterglow member ‘starrykitten’ was sweet enough to share some of the lyrics from ‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ with us. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read the lyrics to the following songs:

Give
Welcome To England
Strong Black Vine
Flavor
Not Dying Today
Maybe California
Police Me
Fast Horse
Ophelia
Starling

Give
Written by Tori Amos

So you heard
I crossed over the line
Do I have regrets?
Well, not yet
There are some
some who give blood
I give love
I give

Soon before the sun
before the sun
begins to rise
I know that I
I must give
so that I can live

There are some
some whose give
twists itself to take
they mistake
who, what made up the line
some say it was pain
or was it shame?

Soon before the sun
before the sun
begins to rise
I know that I
I must give
so that I
I can live
Some
Some who give blood
I give love
I give

Welcome to England
Written by Tori Amos

“Do a dance for me.”
Baby I know it is late still you pour me
a tall one
“Go on let the liquid take off what you’re on”
You’ve been down before.
Boy, I’m not like this.
I’m in quicksand I am sinking fast.
“Perfect,” he laughed. “Cause your other half
has got himself a devil’s access. Welcome to England.”
he said. “Welcome to my world. You better bring your own sun
sweet girl. you gotta bring your own sun now don’t you forget
you bring your own sun, just enough for everyone.”

Heels on. Go on.
Bang a tango but do not get tangled
Who can stay strong when they give us lies to lean on?
when your heart explodes is it deathly cold?
You must let the colors violate the
Blackness
There is a magical world parallel
so leave your daily
hell–Welcome to England.”
he said. “Welcome to my world. You better bring your own sun
sweet girl. you gotta bring your own sun now don’t you forget
you bring your own sun, just enough for everyone.”
“Welcome to England”
Welcome to England

Strong Black Vine
Written by Tori Amos

Shut your mouth
I’m spinnin’ it tight down south
I’m on raid
tie you down boy cause I can
save you from that evil fait
Eagles serve yeah uh-huh other first
they turn you predator but boy I can
save you from that evil faith
arms sold in balmy cities that may not be with us or long
save you from that evil faith
lay back
strong black vine
submission
is my mission for a
strong black vine
you just might see that
sweet Jesus
submission
is my mission for a
strong black vine
your mission
concentrate
blown to bits her innocent flesh to dust
all for a dark god
all for the love of some faith
swollen stream
every drip serpents bless
you rape Earth knowledge
still she would save you from your evil faith
bodies bathe is black gold your pleasure
arms song in balmy cities that may not be with us for long
save you from that evil faith

Flavor
Written by Tori Amos

Battle of the mind
cries Below cries Above
You must pick a side
Will you choose fear?
Will you choose love?

What does it look like
this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way
What does it feel like,
this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way
Raining flavor
Icing flavor
flavor love

Whose God then is God?
They all want jurisdiction
in the Book of Earth
whose God spread fear?
Spread love?

What does it look like
this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way
What does it feel like,
this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way
Raining flavor
Icing flavor
flavor love
Turn up the frequency
What does it look like
this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way
What does it feel like,
this orbital ball from the fringes of hte MIlky Way
Raining flavor
Icing flavor
flavor love
Spread that flavor
Flavor
Flavor

Not Dying Today
Written by Tori Amos

There was a gambler and a cleaner and a puppeteer
only the puppet could explain what he was
All on a bus we were hopin’ just to pass the time
plug my piece in boys then we can drink the wine
drink the wine drink the wine-
music, good friends, I’m not dyin’ today
I may be 6 foot under full of wonder
I’m not dyin’ today
Dyin’ today
I’m not dying mister
today
Neil is thrilled he can claim he’s mammalian
“But the bad news” he said “Girl you’re a dandelion.”
Dandelion. Hey I need to think about that.
yeah I thought about that and I said
“What the Hell?”
He said, “Nope you are Earth bound, blow them seeds away
maybe one will make a sound
Make a sound, make a sound
music good friends,
I’m not dyin’ today
I may be 6 foot under full of thunder
I’m not dying’ today
dyin’ today
I’m not dying mister
today
So they got us go
goin’ and comin’
cause they make us pay
if we go or stay
Is he prayin’
that I’ll pop my clogs?
if they can’t prove I’m crazy
by noon I’ll be pushin’ up them daisies
tomorrow with their donut box they’ll say
“it’s sad she’s brown bread”
Hey I got my weapons
music, good friends
I’m not dyin’ today
I may be 6 foot under
way down yonder
I’m not dyin’ today
dyin’
I’m not dying, sister, take your paws off
my ankle straps and my mister
dyin fryin’, rather have a lie-in
I am not blowin’ that Gabriel’s Trumpet
I got my own band to play today

Maybe California
Written by Tori Amos

Hey Mrs. see please don’t jump
“why not, nothing is making sense anymore to me
I don’t know when I stopped making him smile
Now the kids see me cry all the time.”

From one mother to the other
They’ll never get over this
for their lifetime all their wishes
will be dashed upon those cliffs

So let’s be strong you and me
the night is opening
our angels are falling
and they will warm
they’ll warm us
She asked “Right now?
Right here?”
I’m feelin’ soon,
soon my dear
maybe California
maybe California

As mothers we have our troubles
You’ll leave them with emptiness
for their lifetime all their wishes will be dashed upon those cliffs
those cliffs

So let’s be strong you and me
the night is opening
our angels are falling
and they will warm
they’ll warm us
She asked “Right now?
Right here?”
I’m feelin’ soon,
soon my dear
maybe California
maybe California
Until then there will be
starlight shining down
for every tear in town

Police Me
Written by Tori Amos

Police yourself
police yourself
police me
police yourself
police yourself
police me

We’ve got our own remote viewing
Every cell has been taught to think
Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Loaded, full of winter you are
Storming blackberry girl
Will you strike before he’s
loaded, full of winter you are storming
blackberry girl will you strike
before he’s loaded
full of winter you are

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Can they monitor how you think?
They’ve got their own remote viewing
To get off he cries “slutty goth”
but I’m a brightly colored person

Loaded, full of winter you are
Storming blackberry girl
Will you strike before he’s
loaded, full of winter you are storming
blackberry girl will you strike
before he’s loaded
full of winter you are

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Fast Horse
Written by Tori Amos

How can I be drunk
You strike with dry poison
I am possessed
Still engaged in some kind of advanced shackling

Girl you got to find you the man who
Can you smoke this out, Bad Medicine
Girl you got to find you the man who
can smoke this out, Good Medicine would say

You got a fast horse darlin’
but all you do is complain
it ain’t a Maserati
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
but your mama ain’t New York she is pure
Tennessee

On a desert highway
I am struck by my own rage
time-bomb in his palm a finger-apple
augments this advanced shackling
Girl you got to find you the man who
Can you smoke this out, Bad Medicine
Girl you got to find you the man who
can smoke this out, Good Medicine would say

You got a fast horse darlin’
but all you do is complain
it ain’t a Maserati
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
but your mama ain’t New York she is pure
Tennessee

Ophelia
Written by Tori Amos

Ophelia your secret is safe
Ophelia you must break the chain
some girls will get their way
some fathers will control from the grave

Veronica’s America is not like
is not like Charlotte’s, one to savor
cosmic flavor
then Alison whispers “remember
Change waltzes in with her sister Pain
waiting for you to send her away
wish her well break the chain
break the chain”
I feel you

Ophelia
“The Eve of St. Agnes”
a poem he can’t reach you in
Ophelia you know how to lose
but when will you learn to choose
those men who choose to stay
those mothers who won’t look the other way
Ophelia you must remember

Veronica’s America is not like
is not like Charlotte’s, one to savor
cosmic flavor
then Alison whispers “remember
Change waltzes in with her sister Pain
waiting for you to send her away
wish her well break the chain
break the chain”
I feel you

Starling
Written by Tori Amos

Starling you were right I am the jealous kind
whoever would have guessed
Starling now I am shut out and confined
even within my nest

what, what does it take to make it through another day
if a feather lined with his words becomes a blade

Starling when he screams he screams in black and white
just like the magpie
shattered night then I woke
not to a lonely lark but to a raven’s cry

if a feather lined with his words becomes a blade
then, what will it take to make it through another day

so when they play, play the song
sing along
it may be your turn to shine
if you know the lines
hey what’s that you say
“you can find, find him on line
most of the time these days”
“is that right” I say

You were right starling.


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