martha’s foolish ginger lyrics – tori amos

take a walk down memory lane with me
past a watermelon stand on the way
thinking i had everything we’d need
on martha’s foolish ginger
you were late
how could i forget what you said-
the part about that
“love taking over your life”
was not your plan

if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done
if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done

through the cliffs
out of the bay i went
from the starboard side
i could black my visions and my p*ssions-
they keep me awake

if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done
if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done

a familiar voice
“hi. surprise.
i’ve been searching trying to find you”
i couldn’t speak
my hands reached for martha’s foolish ginger
we talked until the moon came up
about how life without love
isn’t worth very much
then i played this song

if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done
if those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what i would have done
what i would have done
what i would have done

“memories that we have yet” you said
“to make like our burning bed…”
love, don’t mistake that it wasn’t safe
on martha’s foolish ginger.

/ tori amos lyrics