TORI AMOS lyrics - Tombigbee

TORI AMOS
"Tombigbee"

To you it's another day
To me it's a grim reaping
Just another shooting star
Strung out on your wire

Prick my finger
On his virgin silver
He took me raw, ginger
Caramelize me

Tombigbee, Tombigbee, help me hang these bones
Got to hang these bones out to dry
He loved me, he loved me, ravishingly low
Gonna hang these bones out to dry
Dry, dry, dry

Got a blackberry stain
And they're not even in season
If you're not yet a woman
You got no business playing this

Tombigbee, Tombigbee, help me hang these bones
Got to hang these bones out to dry
He loved me, he loved me, ravishingly low
Got to hang these bones out to dry
Dry, dry, dry

So you get done then you get some
Sure enough it won't hold you for long
Then you say, "Right. This is all mine."
But hasn't your donor card expired?

From Blueridge to Cattail on the prairie
From fly over country, back through Mississippi
I said, "Go." Man you go
But you raise me twenty, I'm raising you five-
Hundred treaties signed by your fathers' lies
Go, man, you go

'Cause I'm trailing her tears
The ones you won't hold
You roll me a carpet, roll me a carpet, boy
Roll me a carpet from here to Oklahoma

Tombigbee, Tombigbee, help me hang these bones
Got to hang these bones out to dry
He loved me, he loved me, ravishingly low
Got to hang these bones out to dry
Dry, dry, dry

I'll do it again
Dry, dry, dry, dry