Yellow bird flying gets shot in the wing
Good year for hunters and Christmas parties
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate elevator music
The way we fight
The way I'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

We danced in graveyards with vampires till dawn
We laughed in the faces of king never afraid to burn
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate
and I hate disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses that safely changed their COLOR

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

I can't reach you
I can't reach you
I can't reach you
I can't reach you
can't reach you
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces


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Little Earthquakes song meanings
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  • +4
    MemoryI had a girlfriend with chemical depression. The worst "Little Earthquakes". The smallest thing could blow her whole world apart - leaving her crying in a closet for days. There was nothing really wrong - but she'd be paralyzed with fear and sorrow. Finally, I was so terrified - I took her to a Doctor who put her on Anti-Depressants. Her moods leveled. She hated the numb feeling... along with the loss of true excitement.

    It made her hate me... and she decided to toss out the AD's. She wanted life raw again. Good and bad. Highs and desperate lows. When I hear this song " Give me life. Give me pain. Give me myself again." I can't help but wonder if it was about Anti-Depresants or other pills... and breaking from them.
    UncleFuzzyon March 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its a beautiful song, but I have always felt quite a bit of hopelessnes in it too. It's almost seems like she is saying we all give in too easily and we just need to realize that part of life is pain.
    capone94on April 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta relationship is crumbling slowly to bits not through some big event but little things every day. like fights in an apartment that end in her leaving, wondering what happened and why she has to watch their love dissolve, as the elevator music plays in the background. i can picture a lady angrily pushing the glowing buttons and sitting alone in the momentary safety of an enclosed space, composing herself, makeup running...
    amphitriteon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't belive no one has commented on this song, it's so metaphoric and beautiful, like Tori Amos is a beautiful and talented artist...

    This song is about flaws of life, and how small things move us, we shouldn't get stuck on details and live life to the fullest i guess...
    Greensainton July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, its a really awesome song. i agree that it deals with all the little tials and tribulations we go through each day, and how they can just destroy us if we let them
    vermiciousknidon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song mimics the way waves slowly erode a shore, the way stones crumble a wall... tiny things are what destroys us, in the end. A fight. A careless word. Little earthquakes.
    dragonflyeyeson October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds like those brief moments that leave us shaken.
    gohome12on November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's just about the little things that happen in life that can rip you apart. Even small things have an effect so you have to be careful about what you say and do.
    lauralau85on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the Little Earthquakes are the small fights that happen between 2 people . The fights that you regret starting and the ones that couldve been so eaisly avoided. The ones that dont end a relationship but make you realize how close you came and how easily it could end.
    King of Some Islandon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought Little Earthquakes=orgasm?? don't know why it just stroke me one day :)
    creepyellaon February 22, 2008   Link

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