Song Analysis

Programmable Soda

Thursday 25 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

[article coming soon. In the meantime, read Tori’s quotes about the song.]

So then the aim was to go after the Christian right-wing with this defiant and assertive new album?

"It’s time to go after them. I’m going after them, but I’m not doing it by going after them like an Avon-lady. It’s more akin to being in their water; programmable soda, being in what you drink, being in the ether. It’s about ideology. People need to begin to realise that there’s much more that you can access than what the patriarchy has set forth. For women it’s been very basic; very black and white – and as a piano player I understand black and white – but I think black and white needs to stay on the piano. The psyche of a woman really is complex; it’s a complicated thing – my husband tells me all the time!" (BMA, September 2007)