"16 Shades of Blue" as written by and Myra Ellen Tori Amos....
Are you telling me it's over disintegrating lost and there's nothing I can do
Before you drop another verbal bomb, can I arm myself
With Cezanne's 16 shades of blue

As my heart is slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of my mind
You'll get over it you say in time
In time?
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
A remembering how we made it that
Clocks are black

You say get over it if 50 is the new black,
hooray this could be your lucky day
But my cables they are surging almost
overloading as you disengage

Could your heart be slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of your mind
We'll get over it you say in time
In time?
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
A remembering how we made it that
Clocks are black

That's it you're done.
You've screwed up your life
Before it's begun
There are those who say
I am now too old to play

See over there at 33 she fears she'll lose her job
Because they hear the ticking of her clock
At only 15 I said 15, they say her future's bleak
She should have started this at 3

As her heart is slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of her mind
She'll get over it you say in time
In time? Stop Father Time
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
A remembering how we made it that
How our clocks are black

Before you drop another verbal bomb
Can I arm myself
With Cezanne's 16 shades of blue


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"16 Shades of Blue" as written by Myra Ellen Tori Amos

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    General CommentThis song, as most of Tori's songs do, sparked my interest, but in a different way at first. What I like to do is just pull up her lyric and kind of try to figure them out before looking into the true, hidden meanings that we all know they have.

    Anyhoo, the first 11 lines of the song made me think of, of course, a romantic relationship ending. I was going through something at the time that seemed to resemble that. Simple, I know.

    Then the next lines made me realize that Tori was focusing on age. And I looked up "Cezanne" and found out that Tori enjoys looking at art, and read that she became interested in him as she looked througha book. Anyway, one of his paintings was something called "The Black Clock" and also he was said, or said himself (not sure) to have at least 16 shades of blue.

    Thus, Tori is even more amazing to me than she was even a few moments ago before I studied this. She mixed antique art with us, in a sense, "becoming" antique, and she did it with such flare.

    Saying that "the clock is black" says so many things, as black absorbs all the color and no color can really escape it once it's there.

    I personally remember coming into realizing my age and how I was aging and how time was not my master, that I was the breeze of time's "leaf," if you will. So I can really connect with the song.

    I am anxious to see more comments on this song. I "think" that this is the first one I've ever commented on. Always a bit nervous to comment because there seem to be many smart people on here, and I just feel a bit less likely than all of you to make sense.

    But here was my two penny's worth on this one. Thank for letting me participate and for reading my comment (if anyone did, wink wink)

    -Cej7 ^^
    Cassie7ejon November 07, 2017   Link

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