Now that it's been pointed out to me, I suppose propper gratitude is due for where it is due.
No, I am not much of a song writer, but I am a bit of a Tori Amos fan. Seeing as her music was partially responsible for the figment of my imagination better known as Quicksilver, I figured it only appropriate that Quicksilver was too (blame her adoptive mother for having a few old CD's around or something).
The latter song, quoted almost in its entirety (for those of you who don't already know) was "Mother" from Ms. Amos' _Little Earthquakes_. As part of her background, which hasn't seen too much airing on this list, not lately anyway, Quicksilver was taken from her parents after some of her "abilities" began to surface. So, I figured that the song was rather appropriate for her to have memorized.
Extra brownie points for the people who recognized the earlier musical reference, since it isn't actually a real song, but appears in Neil Gaiman's _Death: Time of Your Life_. And yes, I am among the group that believes that their (Amos & Gaiman's) friendship no doubt lead to some inspiration for the character of Foxglove. But that, as they say, is another story.
--Catch you later
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