It was me and a gun and a man on my back
And I sang, "Holy holy" as he buttoned down his pants
You can laugh, it's kinda funny
The things you think at times like these
Like I haven't seen Barbados
So I must get out of this...
Tori Amos is the patron saint of women who haven't lived easy lives, and her songs often seem to give voice to feelings a lot of us can't express. Her 1992 album Little Earthquakes was full of music that eased many of us through emotions we didn't understand, but the vocal-only track, "Me and a Gun," is one that is still painfully important. And really shouldn't be. But as long as it is, may future generations find the same comfort in Tori Amos' music that we found then.