Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Out On Blue Six: Tori Amos

....Or you'll never believe what this song's about #3

Even now, so many people presume Cornflake Girl is just about the divisions and betrayals in friendship that many teenage girls may feel in their school days or something like that. So it's often a surprise for such people to learn that Amos wrote the song about FGM (female genital mutilation). The song is still about betrayal, but it is the betrayal victims of FGM feel when they realise it is a close female family member who has put them through such an ordeal. Here's Amos herself discussing the song's meaning and inspiration...

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1 comment:

  1. Ouch. Seriously though, having sat through a seminar on FGM as part of my job, I applaud Tori for writing a pop song about it: it is truly abhorrent.