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I have jokingly called this song a single entendre, but it’s more than that. No means no.

lyrics

Pandora's Box
Copyright 2009 by Mary Crowell

I heard you sneaking up in dirty old socks
There's evil things inside that basket.
I'll need a safe -- I'll need a door that locks.
Keep your greedy little fingers off Pandora's box.
[Piano echoes last line.]

Chorus:
I'll put her treasure out of reach
Although you beg and bribe, beseech.
There's only one way I could teach
You not to open the box,
[Piano echoes previous line.]
And that's to let you
Which I will not do.
Keep your greedy little fingers off Pandora's box.
[Piano echoes last line.]

[Instrumental Interlude]

Verse
'Thought I should say, before you went too far,
There is a reason for that casket.
You say you met her in Olympus Bar?
Keep your sticky little fingers off Pandora's jar.

Chorus
Does songs of love and plays the flute,
She thinks your goatee looks so cute;
I know you wish I were a mute.
Please, friend, don't open the jar,
Your lovely houri's
Vengeful dowry.
Keep your sticky little fingers off Pandora's jar.

Verse
"Perhaps a quiz," you say, "A lover's test?"
"There is no need to blow a gasket."
I won't give up until I've been a pest.
Keep your roving little fingers off Pandora's chest.

Chorus
You asked her "Please?" and she said "Nope."
You disobey, we lose all hope.
Find some distracting way to cope.
No need for grabbing the chest.
I've mentioned nightly.
I've asked politely,
Keep your roving little fingers off Pandora's chest.

[Reprise First Verse]

Keep your sticky little fingers off Pandora's jar.
Keep your roving little fingers off Pandora's chest.
Keep your greedy little fingers off Pandora's box.

credits

from Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour, released January 1, 2017
Pandora’s Box
Lead vocal - Mary Crowell
Backing vocals - Maya Bohnhoff, Michelle “vixy” Dockrey, Brenda Sutton, Teresa Powell
Piano - Mary Crowell
Bari sax - Chris French
Bass - Jeff Bohnhoff
Drum programming - Jeff Bohnhoff

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Mary Crowell Athens, Alabama

Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves mythology and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
She may be seen at science fiction and filk conventions performing and accompanying concerts on piano and occasionally clarinet.
Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour is her third solo album and is a mythic musical journey!
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