Agent Orange (song)
|Appears on||Boys for Pele|
|Published by||Sword and Stone Publishing|
|Release date||22 January 1996|
|Recorded||August - October 1995 at|
|Length||1 minute 26 seconds|
|Engineer||Marcel Van Limbeek and Mark Hawley|
'Agent Orange' is the name of a short composition by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It first appeared on her 1996 album Boys for Pele, and has been performed live on a number of her tours. The song title has nothing to do with the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, rather it is a nickname given to her long-time bodyguard Joel Hopkins, because of the colour of his tanned skin. The track contains some of her most obtuse lyrics of her recording career, and has been the subject of endless debates by her fans, as to their meaning.