Professional Widow (4:31)

Cover of Tales of a Librarian

From Tales of a Librarian and 67 other releases

” Widow is my hunger for the energy I felt some of the men in my life possessed: the ability to be king. I wasn’t content just being a muse. I was the creative force. I was in relationships with different men where if they could honour that, they couldn’t honour the woman, and if they could honour the woman, they couldn’t honor the creative force…” - Tori Amos.

The eponymous “professional widow” is widely rumored to be Courtney Love, widow of Kurt Cobain, whom Trent Reznor credits with destroying the ‘friendship’ (whatever its extent) between himself and Tori. In 1999, Trent Reznor’s band Nine Inch Nails released a single called “Starfuckers, Inc.”, with “Starfucker” being a word that appears in “Professional Widow.”


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