9 November 1999
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, frequently abridged as When the Pawn, is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple.
Released by Epic Records in the United States on November 9, 1999, When the Pawn was wholly written by Apple, with production by Jon Brion. In 2010, Spin Magazine named the album the 106th greatest of the last 25 years, and Slant Magazine named it the 79th best album of the 1990s. When the Pawn received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Alternative Album”.
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