Vitality Song of the Week #2 – Cornflake Girl, Tori Amos

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Vitality Song of the Week #2 – Cornflake Girl, Tori Amos
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Cornflake Girl, Tori Amos

For a long time I liked this song simply because it made me chuckle as I was never able to eat Cornflakes so ‘I never was a Cornflake Girl’ – corn is not my friend – and I preferred ‘Hangin with the raisins’.

I was quite shocked to find out it was actually about female genitalia. ‘Cornflake girls’ where close-minded females close to you who might betray your trust. Whereas the ‘Raisin Girls’ were open-minded, dependable but harder to find. The Rabbit at the end of the song is a magical creature that lived in a great big wild wood with his friend Fox – a notion which Amos regarded to be ‘romantic’ as they were the most unlikely of friends but were free to run wild together. (Find out more at Wikipedia & Songfacts.)

Either way, I still think this is a great tune – which are you?

“Cornflake Girl”
Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution
Hangin’ with the raisin girls
She’s gone to the other side
Givin’ us a yo heave ho
Things are gettin’ kind of gross
And I go at sleepy time
This is not really, this a this a
This is not really happenin’
You bet your life it is, you bet your life it is
Aha, you bet your life
It’s a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword
She knows what’s goin’ on
Seems we got a cheaper feel now
All the sweeteaze are gone
Gone to the other side with my encyclopedia
They must’ve paid her a nice price
She’s puttin’ on her string bean love
This is not really, this a this a
This is not really happenin’
You bet your life it is, you bet your life it is
Aha, you bet your life
It’s a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword
It never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution
And rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys?
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys?
Where’d you put the keys, girl?
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?
Ask rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys?
Rabbit, where’d you put the keys, girl?
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January 4, 2016

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