“And if I die today I’ll be the happy phantom

And I’ll go chasin’ the nuns out in the yard

And I’ll run naked through the streets without my mask on

And I will never need umbrellas in the rain

I’ll wake up in strawberry fields every day

And the atrocities of school I can forgive

The happy phantom has no right to bitch

The time is getting close

Time to be a ghost

Every day we’re getting closer

The sun is getting dim

Will we pay for who we’ve been?

So if I die today I’ll be the happy phantom

And I’ll go wearin’ my naughties like a jewel

They’ll be my ticket to the universal opera

There’s Judy Garland taking Buddha by the hand

And then these seven little men get up to dance

they say Confucius does his crossword with a pen

I’m still the angel to a girl who hates to sin

The time is getting close

Time to be a ghost

Every day we’re getting closer

The sun is getting dim

Will I pay for who I’ve been?

Or will I see you dear and wish I could come back

You found a girl that you could truly love again

Will you still call for me when she falls asleep?

Or do we soon forget the things we cannot see?

Time is getting close

Time to be a ghost

Every day we’re getting closer

The sun is getting dim

Will I pay for who I’ve been?

And if I die today

And if I die today

And if I die today

Chasin’ the nuns out in the yard…”

-Tori Amos, Happy Phantom, Little Earthquakes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEIL! Love you.

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