Tori Amos - Code Red (lyrics)


Day 13 – Your favorite song off of “American Doll Posse”

i been workin’ it since i’z fourteen
it’s gonna save me

this is ALWAYS my most fav and kickass~ Pip is the best Doll. this whole album is important to us, tho. you might get why. ;’3

I salute to you Commander -
And I sneeze.
Cause I have now
An allergy
To your policies it seems.

Where have we gone wrong America?

Mr. Lincoln we can’t seem to find you anywhere
out of the millions.
From the deserts
To the mountains
Over prairies
To the shores

Is this just the madness of King George?

Yo George
Is this just the madness of King George
Yo George

Well you have the whole nation on all fours.


Replace “George” (W. Bush) with “Trump” & we’re back here again.
Miss Amos was, if anything, prescient.

Happy 4th of July, y'all!!


Happy Birthday American Doll Posse! Today you are 10! I can’t believe it! And you are more relevant than ever, perhaps. We’ll see if the theory of Native Invader being your sister record prevails. I lived in my favorite apartment in 2007 and remember walking to Target with amazing anticipation. I was worried they wouldn’t have it out right at opening (this is the day I discovered Target opens at 9:00, not 10:00)They only had the standard version though, which was great, but I wasn’t going to listen until I had both the standard and deluxe, which I couldn’t get until later in the day. But what an adventure! You may not be my fave Tori record, but the dolls are one of Tori’s finest achievements. Dragon and Smokey Joe are two of the best Tori songs ever. I always said if Father’s Son was any closer to Riders On the Storm melodically, She might get sued-but the similarity is part of why it’s another favorite. Big Wheel instantly reminded me of Sweet Home Alabama, and Teenage Hustling of Queen. It’s a testament to Tori’s genius that she can so deftly draw on these influences, and pay homage to them on a way that is so unique, so…Tori! Roosterspur Bridge is one of the best sad songs ever. Big Wheel and You Can Bring Your Dog are two of the most fun. You rock!! Here’s to many more amazing years to come. You might be the most important Tori record for helping us through the foreseeable future, so, cheers!! ❤️❤️

Photos 2-3 courtesy of Opal In The Rough, Omaha 2007


My instrumental cover of Smokey Joe is now available on YouTube!

What I’m trying to tell other women is they have their own version of the compartmentalised feminine which may have been repressed in each one of them. For many years I have been an image; that isn’t necessarily who I am completely. I have made certain choices and that doesn’t mean that those choices are the whole story. I think these women are showing me that I have not explored honest extensions of the self who are now as real as the redhead.