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When the Pawn

When the Pawn... is the name of the second album by singer Fiona Apple. Its full title is:

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 the Mind Is Your Might, So 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 Fail It Won't Matter Cuz You'll Know That You're Right

The album was released in 1999 and came in special packaging that contained sheer red paper around the inserts to create a sultry effect. The title was written as a poem over Apple's face on the cover. The tracks (with singles in italics) are:

  1. On the Bound
  2. To Your Love
  3. Limp
  4. Love Ridden
  5. Paper Bag
  6. A Mistake
  7. Fast As You Can
  8. The Way Things Are
  9. Get Gone
  10. I Know

The debut single, "Fast As You Can," was fairly popular and received moderately video airplay on television. The follow-up singles failed miserably, most notably "Paper Bag." The video for said song features Apple as a damsel in distress lamenting something-or-other in a bus station while children dressed as gangsters and molls dance around her.