I'm not a follower of the Judeo Christian school of thought, nor am I a Pagan, nor do I exactly believe in Eastern ways...
I guess I'm in a league of my own.
I was raised Catholic, but knew since I was about five that it wasn't for me.
I suppose one of the biggest problems I had with it politic wise, was the fact that women seemed so put aside. Mary was fine and all, but how the heck could they be so sure that The Big Guy was really a guy? Why couldn't women be preists? What good were NUNS? They just wore their habits and lived celibate lives and well... that's about it, isn't it?
I always thought women deserved more. If a woman loves the Christian God with all her heart, why shouldn't she be allowed to spread His word through the Mass?
Anyway.. I'll get off my crate of comunion wafers right now.
Now, I don't claim to know what Tori meant when she wrote this, but personally, I see it as kind of a wry questioning of those thoughts.
(Just a slightly ironic sidenote.. a few years back, before this CD even came out, I made a collage about nifty girl type things and in the bottom corner, there's a picture of Ms. Amos with a caption cut out of Newsweek saying "women should be priests" hehehhe)
it's time to tell the world
we both know it was a girl back in Bethelem
and on that fateful day
when she was crucified
she wore Shiseido Red and we drank tea
by her side
used to be so sweet to me
Muhammad my friend
I'm getting very scared
teach me how to love my brothers
who don't know the law
and what about the deal on the flying
trapeze got a peanut butter hand
but honey do drop in at the
Dew Drop Inn
between the boys and the bees
and Moses I know
I know you've seen fire
but you've never seen fire
until you've seen Pele blow
and I've never seen light
but I sure have seen gold
and Gladys save a place for me
on your grapevine
till I get my own TV show
ashre ashre ashre ashre
and if I lose my Cracker Jacks at the
tidal wave I got a place
in the Pope's rubber robe
Muhammad my friend
It's time to tell the world
we both know it was a girl
back in Bethelem