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Tori Amos – Butterfly lyrics

Stinky soul
Get a little lost in my own
Hey General
Need a little love in that hole of yours
So one ways now and Saturdays now
And our kittens all wrapped in cement

From cradle to gumdrops
Got me running girl as fast as I can
And is it right, Butterfly,
They like you better framed and dried

Daddy, dear
If I can kill one man
Why not two?
Well, nurses smile
When you've got iron veins
You can't stain their pretty shoes
And pompoms and cherry blondes
And the kittens still wrapped in cement

From God's saviours to gumdrops
Got me running girl as fast as I can
And is it right, Butterfly,
They like you better framed and dried

Got a pretty pretty garden
Pretty garden, yes

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    It's saying that there aren't people who can be soft and beautiful these days. That "kittens all wrapped in cement from cradle to gumdrops" means that the soft people have to harden themselves from birth. But they aren't happy. "daddy, dear, if i can kill one man, why not two? " this says that if you've done something once what would it matter if it happens again if you've already been stained with that sin. "you can't stain their pretty shoes and pompoms and cherry blondes" I'm not sure really but I believe it means that you watch people and they look so relaxed and happy and you can't destroy it. But the whole time your asking if it's right for you to be this way and that it's okay if people like the harden version of your soft nature. Your pretty garden refers to your growing soul and how it's beautiful. Your telling yourself that meaning that only you see what's really inside yourself.
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