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Tori Amos: The Loudest Voice in the Chair

Chris Smith, Performing Songwriter, September 1998

My scream got lost in a paper cup you think there's a heaven where some screams have gone?
I've got twenty-five bucks and a cracker do you think that's enough to get us there?
'Cause what if I'm a mermaid in these jeans of his with her name still on it but I don't care because sometimes, I said sometimes, I hear my voice and it's been here, silent all these years
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– 'Silent All These Years' from Little Earthquakes

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