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When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like…

When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right

When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters the Ring There’s…

Cause I don’t appreciatePeople whoDon’t appreci…

Cause I don't appreciatePeople whoDon't appreciate

Cause I don’t appreciatePeople whoDon’t appreciate

The early cars already are drawing deep breaths…

The early cars already are drawing deep breaths past my door. And last night's phrases sick with lack of basis are still writhing on my floor.

The early cars already are drawing deep breaths past my door. And last night’s phrases sick with lack of basis are still writhing on my floor.

I took off my glasses while you were yelling at…

I took off my glasses while you were yelling at me once more than once so as not to see you see me react. Should've put 'em, should've put 'em on againso I could see you see me sincerely yelling back.

I took off my glasses while you were yelling at me once more than once so as not to see you see me react. Should’ve put ’em, should’ve put ’em on againso I could see…

I let the beast in too soon I don’t know how to…

I let the beast in too soon I don't know how to live without his hand on my throat. I fight him always and still. Oh, darling it's so sweet. You think you know how crazy, how crazy I am.

I let the beast in too soon I don’t know how to live without his hand on my throat. I fight him always and still. Oh, darling it’s so sweet. You think you know how…

When I was a kid–10, 11, 12, 13–the thing I w…

When I was a kid--10, 11, 12, 13--the thing I wanted most in the world was a best friend. I wanted to be important to people; to have people that understood me. I wanted to just be close to somebody. And back then, a thought would go through my head almost constantly: "There's never gonna be a room someplace where there's a group of people sitting around, having fun, hanging out, where one of them goes, 'You know what would be great? We should call Fiona. Yeah, that would be good.' That'll never happen. There's nothing interesting about me." I just felt like I was a sad little boring thing.

When I was a kid–10, 11, 12, 13–the thing I wanted most in the world was a best friend. I wanted to be important to people; to have people that understood me. I wanted to…

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my …

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.

You got your game, made your shot, and you got …

You got your game, made your shot, and you got away With a lot, but I'm not turned on So put away that meat you're selling.

You got your game, made your shot, and you got away With a lot, but I’m not turned on So put away that meat you’re selling.

Now that my album is finally finished, I am ver…

Now that my album is finally finished, I am very, very excited to have people hear what we did. I am so proud of it, and all of us who worked on it.

Now that my album is finally finished, I am very, very excited to have people hear what we did. I am so proud of it, and all of us who worked on it.

It makes me panic inside to think that I’m not …

It makes me panic inside to think that I'm not going to be able to remember my own songs and the work that it's going to take to learn them again.

It makes me panic inside to think that I’m not going to be able to remember my own songs and the work that it’s going to take to learn them again.

I was freaked out about it, … I felt guilty; …

I was freaked out about it, ... I felt guilty; I felt really moved that people cared about me that much, but I'm still kind of paralyzed because I can't do it the way I want to do it, and I opted not to talk to anybody because I thought it might [mess] up my chances of getting things to go right.

I was freaked out about it, … I felt guilty; I felt really moved that people cared about me that much, but I’m still kind of paralyzed because I can’t do it the way I…

I’m actually doing great and I’m very happy.

I'm actually doing great and I'm very happy.

I’m actually doing great and I’m very happy.

Look at what happens when people get up on podi…

Look at what happens when people get up on podiums and talk about politics.

Look at what happens when people get up on podiums and talk about politics.

[Elizondo] made these really simple tracks to s…

[Elizondo] made these really simple tracks to start off, and I really got excited, ... I knew all along that those two songs I kept exactly the same were perfect. 'Parting Gift' I wrote when we were finishing up, and it was recorded in one take.

[Elizondo] made these really simple tracks to start off, and I really got excited, … I knew all along that those two songs I kept exactly the same were perfect. ‘Parting Gift’ I wrote when…

This a real but minor issue involving a vendor-…

This a real but minor issue involving a vendor-quality problem in a small number of units,

This a real but minor issue involving a vendor-quality problem in a small number of units,

They basically wanted me to audition my songs,

They basically wanted me to audition my songs,

They basically wanted me to audition my songs,

For a while I was looking forward to having to …

For a while I was looking forward to having to get another job, ... I had this fantasy about applying to this place in upstate New York, Green Chimneys. They do occupational therapy with kids, using farm animals. I thought that was something I could be passionate about. But music just kept on coming back.

For a while I was looking forward to having to get another job, … I had this fantasy about applying to this place in upstate New York, Green Chimneys. They do occupational therapy with kids,…

He said ‘it’s all in your head’ and I said ‘so’…

He said 'it's all in your head' and I said 'so's everything'but he didn't get it.

He said ‘it’s all in your head’ and I said ‘so’s everything’but he didn’t get it.

My biggest inspiration has been romantic relati…

My biggest inspiration has been romantic relationships, because there's something about the way that you are in a relationship that is reflective of your relationship with the world.

My biggest inspiration has been romantic relationships, because there’s something about the way that you are in a relationship that is reflective of your relationship with the world.

I got my feet on the ground and I don’t go to s…

I got my feet on the ground and I don't go to sleep to dream, you got your head in the clouds you're not at all what you seem.

I got my feet on the ground and I don’t go to sleep to dream, you got your head in the clouds you’re not at all what you seem.

[During her sabbatical, she said, she would oft…

[During her sabbatical, she said, she would often sit in her backyard in Venice, Calif., thinking and playing with pine cones.] I was making little pine-cone people with razor blades, ... That's all I did.

[During her sabbatical, she said, she would often sit in her backyard in Venice, Calif., thinking and playing with pine cones.] I was making little pine-cone people with razor blades, … That’s all I did.

Nobody sees when you are lying in your bedand I…

Nobody sees when you are lying in your bedand I want to crawl in with youbut I cry instead

Nobody sees when you are lying in your bedand I want to crawl in with youbut I cry instead

And I will pretendthat I don’t know of your sin…

And I will pretendthat I don't know of your sinsuntil you are ready to confessbut all the timeI'll know

And I will pretendthat I don’t know of your sinsuntil you are ready to confessbut all the timeI’ll know

I say tell me the truth, but you don ‘«t dare. …

I say tell me the truth, but you don '«t dare. I tell you how I feel but you don '«t care. You say love is a hell you cannot bear. Well I say give me mine back and then go there, for all I care!

I say tell me the truth, but you don ‘«t dare. I tell you how I feel but you don ‘«t care. You say love is a hell you cannot bear. Well I say give…

But he washed me ashoreand he took my pearland …

But he washed me ashoreand he took my pearland left an empty shell of me.

But he washed me ashoreand he took my pearland left an empty shell of me.

[Her inertia did not sit well with some in her …

[Her inertia did not sit well with some in her immediate circle. They accused Ms. Apple of being lazy, crazy and unproductive, she said.] It really hurt a couple of close relationships of mine, ... It infuriated me because they couldn't believe that when I'm sitting and thinking that's how I work.

[Her inertia did not sit well with some in her immediate circle. They accused Ms. Apple of being lazy, crazy and unproductive, she said.] It really hurt a couple of close relationships of mine, ……

Come on. I got drunk when I was like 5.

Come on. I got drunk when I was like 5.

Come on. I got drunk when I was like 5.

If I have one success in my relationship histor…

If I have one success in my relationship history, it's with the people who listen to my music. I think that they'll be there with me forever, and I'll be there with them forever. And I'm totally satisfied with that.

If I have one success in my relationship history, it’s with the people who listen to my music. I think that they’ll be there with me forever, and I’ll be there with them forever. And…

As a person who performs on stage, it’s good to…

As a person who performs on stage, it's good to be emotionally open. If you mess with someone when they are in that state, it's like you're messing with an animal when it's eating.

As a person who performs on stage, it’s good to be emotionally open. If you mess with someone when they are in that state, it’s like you’re messing with an animal when it’s eating.

You know, I’ve always thought that it would be …

You know, I've always thought that it would be really funny if somebody made a romantic comedy where absolutely everything went well from beginning to end.

You know, I’ve always thought that it would be really funny if somebody made a romantic comedy where absolutely everything went well from beginning to end.

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