I don\'t
I don\'t know why
In your Boys life you become like a bull
like a bull in a china shop
Smash it up into smithereens

There you There you go again
Breaking Breaking porcelain
Is that all I am just a Doll you got used to
We\'ve done We\'ve done this before
as Mars sauntered through his door
Don\'t say it\'s time to say
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye to Pisces

I cried and I washed my tears
that turned into diamond
Ice into ice and if it could freeze
My heart wouldn\'t float away

There we There we go again
Breaking Breaking porcelain
Is that all I am just a Doll you got used to
We\'ve done We\'ve done this before
as Mars sauntered through his door
Don\'t say it\'s time to say
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye to Pisces

So how how will I go
Back on Back on the shelf
with a smile with a smile
to the customer and say
on sale by the owner

Here I
Here I go again
Breaking
Breaking porcelain
Is that all I am
just a Doll you got used to
We\'ve done
We\'ve done this before
as Mars sauntered through his door
Don\'t say it\'s time to say
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye my Pisces




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    General CommentThis sounds like tradional Chinese music and as such, doesn't sound too much like a break up song. Perhaps she wrote the lyrics cause she's embarrased at her forray into this genre. Goodbye to a zodiac symbol, the breaking up of porcelain (china), bulls in a china shop; maybe she recently visited China. Seems too tame to be about break-up. Esp. for Tori.
    theriteofspringon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really want to see what Tori has to say about this song. Only she could explain it. =]
    dedgrrlsdanceon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about possesion, more than a relationship. I mean it is TAME... but usually women are tame when they go through something like that. She is being refered to as something really delicate and beautiful like china, like a lot of women are. He feels like he has to take care of her, but he doesn't anymore. "In your boys life you've become like a bull like a bull in a china shop smash it up into smithereens" He's being reckless in the relationship, breaking through her delicate shell.

    "So how how will I go
    Back on Back on the shelf
    with a smile with a smile
    to the customer and say
    on sale by the owner"

    This may refer to how he owns her, but now he'd rather just put her on the shelf and sell her.

    "Dolls we got used to" I think it means like they've been together for too long, he's too used to her. Doesn't want her company any longer just because he's sick of her.

    She really doesn't want to leave him but he's pushing her away, breaking them apart. This song is really sad and accurately depicts the control issues that go on in relationships.
    zebeeon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find astrology very interesting, and so when I heard this song I looked into what she could mean by "Goodbye to Pisces." I found a website that says Pisces people are sensitive, compassionate, and sympathetic. But it also said that on the darker side, Pisces can be weak willed and easily led. What I think she means in this song is that she's saying goodbye to that side of herself, so she won't be controlled anymore. Just my opinion though.
    CrimsonTearson December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really sad breakup song.
    purplelipson December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like one of her heartbreaking songs with an upbeat tone, like Wednesday, Tear in Your Hand, etc. It feels good in an OH WELL! kind of way.
    rainacakeon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTori is a leo but the person she is talking about has pisces etc..
    NIKKIEon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a break-up. "Is that all I am, just a doll you got used to?" really gets me. And yeah, she's obviously talking about a guy that's a Pisces.
    missmeon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    "I'm a sucker for a good love song. One of my friends had sent me this book called Sextrology, mainly just cause she's into that kind of stuff. Anyway, I was thumbing through it one night, as you do, and I started thinking about how in a relationship you can't stop yourself sometimes from putting your lovers attitude about something down to their sign. I don't necessarily think that the male character I'm singing about is a Pisces, he might have Pisces in his chart somewhere. but more than anything it's about the end of an age - whether that's the end of a relationship of the end of the Piscean age, which has been the last two thousand years. And sometimes a relationship can feel like it's been going on for 2000 years." [Tori Amos: Piece by Piece]


    if any of you tori fans want to read up on her,

    yessaid.com

    is the perfect site.
    and_complicatedon January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMmm... Well, firstly, I automatically thought of my friend for various reasons. She's so pretty and small, fair-skinned, etc, I can't help but imagine a porcelain doll every time I see her, and also, she's a Pisces. So... here I go?

    Make it simple? Stereotypical boys are so rough, and generally after one thing. And pretty, stereotypical girls (china dolls, the sensitive, imaginative Pisces) are often pulled in, broken, put back on the shelf for another boy, and broken over and over again. And girls themselves become used to this that they'll even treat themselves as such. ("Is that all we are, just dolls we got used to" and to the ) And then... it's a continuous cycle of getting to say goodbye because you never learn. "With a smile, with a smile, for a smile by the owner." "Here I, Here I go again."

    "Goodbye my Pisces."
    Perhaps they finally tired of this cycle of breaking, trying to get together again, and be out for sale again?

    Just my thoughts.
    CinnaZombieon August 05, 2010   Link

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