I was 13 years old, in 7th grade. I dissected her lyrics like poetry. If I didn't understand something I looked it up on the internet. AOL, dial-up style. Guys, it was like 1998.
Can you imagine somebody playing this at middle school sleep overs? My friends thought I was on drugs. I wasn't. Needless to say they ditched me pretty quickly. Let's just say that I knew I was a poetry scholar for a long time.
Here are two versions of "Father Lucifer" one of my all time favorite songs. The first one is from 1996 and it's closer to the album version. The second has some back story and is a little more updated.
This is my all time favorite musical bridge:
nothing's gonna stop me from floating
everyday's my wedding day
though baby's still in his comatose state
I'll die my own Easter eggs
just don't go yet, just don’t go
and Beenie lost the sunset but that's OK | maybe she’s hiding in a hot dog
does Joe bring flowers to Marilyn's grave | got a pig hiding in a truffle
and girls that eat pizza and never gain weight | wearing those purple garters
never gain weight never gain weight | and girl I got a condo in Hoboken
This song is just hauntingly beautiful. It touches something inside me very deep down.
I just saw Tori in Austin last July. I had second row seats. I'm still speechless.