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Amanda Palmer – Bad Wine and Lemon Cake Lyrics 9 years ago
I think that it should be noted that this song belongs to The Jane Austen Argument and was written by Tom... but this duet is beautiful.

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Tori Amos – Maybe California Lyrics 10 years ago
This was the real stand out on the album for me... I love this song it's so beautiful and melancholy.

I really related to this song because my mother is Bipolar/has BPD and I've never heard a song that really fits until this one... this song is everything I ever would have wanted to say to her had I known when she was hospitalised all those times. So yeah.. thanks Tori yet again for making my musical life complete =p

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OutKast – Hey Ya! Lyrics 12 years ago
I always loved this song then i heard Mat Weddle's cover and then i realised how cynical and bittersweet the lyrics were... i love this song so much.

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Fergie – Big Girls Don't Cry Lyrics 12 years ago
i am an official fergie hater... she was kinda cool when with the BEP but nowadays she just sucks (especially that london bridge song... ew.)

But I absolutely love this song... especially the film clip...

But yeah... good on her for releasing something good finally.

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Damien Rice – Accidental Babies Lyrics 12 years ago
you know what... i always believed in the past relationship thing too... until literally 5 seconds ago when i realised what they meant by these 3 phrases...

1. "and we ignored our others' happy plans
for that delicate look upon your face" --> So they're ignoring what her husband wants for their own desires

2. "in a place where no one knows what we have done" --> their relationship is a secret... plus he used present tense suggesting it's still continuing...

3. "and the mild issue of our disgrace" why would it be disgrace if it wasn't secret???

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Tori Amos – Digital Ghost Lyrics 12 years ago
regardless of the computer thing i think it's about someone slipping away from reality into a virtual world.. it's beautiful.... so clear sounding...

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Regina Spektor – That Time Lyrics 12 years ago
the way she puts lyrics to music is amazing... the rhythm in the bit where she goes "a street cat got him by morning" etc is amazing in that regard...

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James – Laid Lyrics 12 years ago
Queen Lola... i think your mum is exactly right...

To me it's about a relationship where the woman needs to take control... i.e. only comes when she's on top etc... but to make it worse she emasculates him by playing around with gender roles and making him wear woman's clothing and makeup... so she gets off by lowering him down... but at the same time he's a nutter cos he sticks around and despite wanting to get rid of her at the end asks when she'll be coming home... love this song... so passionate.

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Kate Miller-Heidke – Monster Lyrics 12 years ago
can't believe i'm the first to comment on such a beautiful song... it's about growing up to me... so good... so sweet.

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The Hush Sound – Echo Lyrics 12 years ago
i love this song... especially the idea of being a ship too proud to sink... too proud to step down perhaps?

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The Hush Sound – Wine Red Lyrics 12 years ago
i loooooove this so much. A friend reccommended it to me and i've been so addicted...

and i have to agree with the majority of people, it uses biblical references but ISN'T religious in my view... i really like the interweaving of all the bible stories although i'd love to find out who Gloria really is...

To offer a non-religious reading of it... i'd say it's about losing the perfection of a new relationship... and everything's deteriorating and wrong and missing and it's the death of something amazing.

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The Hush Sound – The Artist Lyrics 12 years ago
i think that this song is kind of casting off the positive and adoring connotations of being in love with an artist... everyone thinks it's so deep and wonderful and beautiful but in this song you can see how the distorted view of an artist could become draining... cos he sees everything so differently to how she does... "You find all of your ugly meanings in the things i found beautiful" etc... and so she's fed up with him...

I've never completely worked out the turning out the lights bit... but to me (this is probably wrong but it's my interpretation) she's asking him to stop reading so much into everything cos they're "already home" or already at a comfortable state in their relationship...

Beautiful song... in a weird way fits into my life somehow

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The Hush Sound – The Artist Lyrics 12 years ago
i think that this song is kind of casting off the positive and adoring connotations of being in love with an artist... everyone thinks it's so deep and wonderful and beautiful but in this song you can see how the distorted view of an artist could become draining... cos he sees everything so differently to how she does... "You find all of your ugly meanings in the things i found beautiful" etc... and so she's fed up with him...

I've never completely worked out the turning out the lights bit... but to me (this is probably wrong but it's my interpretation) she's asking him to stop reading so much into everything cos they're "already home" or already at a comfortable state in their relationship...

Beautiful song... in a weird way fits into my life somehow

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The Whitlams – I Make Hamburgers Lyrics 12 years ago
"Hey that's a salad roll"

oldest line in the book...

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Tori Amos – Yo George Lyrics 12 years ago
Perhaps it's referring to the fact that America got independance from England in order to escape monarchs (Mr Lincoln we can't seem to find you anywhere) and now they've got a new king.. which they don't want.. i dunno... i'm aussie so who am I to comment?

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Tori Amos – Almost Rosey Lyrics 12 years ago
I've taken a fairly different interpretation... to me this is about being depressed, but looking at the world in a positive light and feeling a bit better. "almost rosey" etc... cute song.

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Hawksley Workman – Stop Joking Around Lyrics 13 years ago
This is such a gorgeous song... was used in season 4 of scrubs. I want to marry this song.

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Eva Cassidy – True Colours Lyrics 13 years ago
This song is such a gorgeous expression of emotion.. Whenever i have a friend going through difficult times i play this over and over it hasn't failed me yet to help me help them... i love Kasey Chamber's cover

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Bic Runga – Listening For The Weather Lyrics 13 years ago
Long distance relationships expressed in such a sweet and subtle way... Such a comfortable sense of longing. Gorgeous.

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Bic Runga – Good Morning Baby (feat. Dan Willson) Lyrics 14 years ago
i've interpreted this very differently indeed.

To me, it's about everything going wrong in your life, everything being really crap, and you just wanting out ("I find myself looking for the exit sign") But then, you see someone you love, and it makes it all worthwhile, and you find yourself hoping that you survive that day that makes you so miserable. And so that person can just make everything perfect... epitomised by "(And when you rise)
And when you rise you'll find me here
(Open your eyes)
And see myself reflected there
(And for awhile)
A little room becomes an everywhere "

So pretty, gives me so much hope.

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Travis – Flowers In The Window Lyrics 14 years ago
when i first listened to this song, i was kinda a bit cheesed at all the cheap rhymes... especially in the bit

"There is no reason to feel bad
But there are many seasons to feel glad, sad, mad"

But by the third or so listening, i realised that these cheap rhymes really make the song... cos to me, it's about falling in love so deeply that all of a sudden the cliches are what you're feeling... and to express yourself in that way, while potentially simplistic, is also so truthful... it's so nice.

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Five for Fighting – Michael Jordan Lyrics 14 years ago
yeah, this song creeped me out too... it reminds me of a friend of mine who gets super obsessed with celebrities... i really worry about her... perhaps i should play her that song

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The Decemberists – The Mariner's Revenge Song Lyrics 14 years ago
vivacious and creepy... love at first sight... haha!

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The Decemberists – Red Right Ankle Lyrics 14 years ago
this song's bittersweet nature makes me so happy and teary i feel as though i'm about to pass out...

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Damien Rice – I Remember Lyrics 14 years ago
i really don't think that this song is sexy. It's full of despair and anger...

Here is Damien's story of what this song was about

he actually wrote this as 2 seperate songs... the first section/song he wrote after he found out that his friend liked him... the 2nd after he found out it was all just a sham.

When he screams "This is love this is porn..." that really gets to me to the core... i think that this song bred my cynicalness towards love... but oh well... i love the song and i love my cynicalness...

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Damien Rice – Delicate Lyrics 14 years ago
I'm thinking along similar lines to karadactyl. It's not that they actually sang hallelujah necessarily, but singing hallelujah is a sign of hapiness. So maybe it's more like "Why'd you say you were happy with me if you weren't?"

to me, this is a song about taking a relationship slow, because it's special... or at least it is to him... i think there's a strong theme in this song of the relationship being more important to him than it is to the person he's having the relationship with. Which is what makes it so bittersweet. He's found something so special but it's a one way street.

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Meredith Brooks – Bitch Lyrics 14 years ago
i really relate to the line "I'm your hell i'm your dream" cos people either love me or hate me... It's such a femme-anthem

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Sister Hazel – Your Winter Lyrics 14 years ago
I absolutely adore this song. For some reason, i began associating it with my parent's divorce and my mum moving out... but that connection isn't apparent even to me.

but to me this is about being wrong, and while he's hurting her, he's not really the cause of all her hurt. Because he loves her so much that she doesn't need to be hurt, but instead she chooses her pain... so that's why he's refusing to be her winter, cos he knows it's her fault too.

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Tori Amos – Angels Lyrics 14 years ago
It's the only political song that I know of Tori releasing. Others have political undertones, but this one is so blatant. It's about Bush sending off the troops to Iraq.

"That's what 'Angels' is about. The people that went along with this were not horrible, at least most of them weren't - they were just frozen, they'd forgotten that they had the power to stand up. There were protests but you didn't see how many people were out there. They made sure that was kept from the public." [Uncut (UK) - January 2004]

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Tori Amos – Happy Phantom Lyrics 14 years ago
To me, this song is about her gaining artistic merit from what essentially is death. Inspirational forces that have passed on, and I don't doubt that the allusions to Phantom of the Opera are many... but I think this song is about being envious of the dead in parts...

"Or will I see you dear and wish I could come back
You found a girl that you could TRULY love again
Will you still call for me when she falls asleep
Or do we soon forget the things we cannot see"

In this section I think it's about her looking on at the living and seeing them move on. Not necessarily a POTO reference because there was no second party in that story..

a truly whimsical song regardless... one of my favourites

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Tori Amos – Happy Phantom Lyrics 14 years ago
“When the songs began showing up I wrote their names on separate envelopes and made a faery ring in the middle of the house. I’d sit in the middle of the ring to focus on a song’s direction. All of the songs seemed to work toward the completeness of the other. They decided we needed to hang out with death for awhile.” [Little Earthquakes songbook]

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Tori Amos – Baker Baker Lyrics 14 years ago
In this song it's like she's really scared. She's scared of opening up. And so she let him slip away, and now he's gone and there's nothing left for her to do about it.

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Tori Amos – Cars and Guitars Lyrics 14 years ago
I've read the same quote.

I think it's about a breakdown of communication, and finding a way to bridge the gap. And her molding herself allows for that bridge...

On a more personal note, to me this song is also about how if in a relationship there's problems, you can't keep on blaming it on basic differences. You can't keep on letting issues such as gender and difference of opinion to keep getting in the way cos those things won't go away and then there'll be no relationship at all.

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Tori Amos – The Power of Orange Knickers Lyrics 14 years ago
I LOVE Tori, and I LOVE Damien Rice which is why this song was such a bitter disappointment. It's a good song. To me it's about secrets and tension... but i think that this song would have been best as a Tori solo and then Tori and Damien could have made something AMAZING.

Couldn't you just picture the absolute emotion that the culmination of the feeling behind Silent all these years and Winter paired with The Blowers Daughter and Cannonball? OH MY GOSH... it could have been wonderful.

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Tori Amos – Cool On Your Island Lyrics 14 years ago
Yeah, she sang it in the concert i went to of her, and i went mad trying to find the mp3 or cd of it, then i found out it was Y Kant Tori Read. It was really soulful when she performed it which gave it alot of depth... but this one is kind of more... flirtatious i guess? But they're both good.

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Tori Amos – Mary Lyrics 14 years ago
To me this song is a kind of open letter to all women. Mary is a very standard female name and I think it's talking about a girl's loss of innocence "waking up" and comparing that to the physical changes of the time.

Also, the Jimi Hendrix thing makes sense... cos like it says in the song "Just like Jimmy said, don't be afraid" and in the Hendrix song it goes

"Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries mary"

also talking about feminine independance.

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