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Between rubber gauze
Beneath your thermal mens.
Beneath your firmaments.
Rum and coke
Tori Amos is quoted as saying Cornwall itself inspired the song.
The sexist thing is true, I wake up to find the pirates are girls.
The sexiest thing is trust, I wake up to find the pirates have come.
At first, I thought (considering Tori's feminist ideas) that this song was about sexism, and hearing that, made me assume that I was completely right. How wrong!
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