Welcome to England
“Do a dance for me.”
Baby 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, 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 only give us lies to lean on
When your heart explodes is it deathly cold?
You must let the colors violate the
There is a magic world parallel
so leave your daily
hell– “Welcome to England,”
he said, “Welcome to my world…”
It’s not a question if I can
Fight by your side and withstand
I forgot that you said, “Girl if you come…
you better bring your sun.
Sweet girl, you gotta bring your sun
Now don’t you forget you bring your sun–
Just enough for
“Welcome to England”
welcome to england
Written by Tori Amos
Piano & vocals: Tori Amos
The message is also then about self-worth. ” this is what ‘welcome to england’ is about. it is like ‘virginia’, but a modern take on it. it’s about somebody leaving their world from their lover’s world; and yet his beliefs, his friends, his country and his family aren’t hers. that doesn’t mean they’re not nice people. it just means that all the things that make up who she is she either didn’t bring with her or got lost along the way. somehow she didn’t retain that, didn’t go back and keep nurturing those things that she needed to. so ‘welcome to england’ is about having to reclaim who she is in order to be in his world and to live with him.”
– Polari Magazine, 5/9/09