"Hey Jupiter (The Dakota version)" as written by and Tori Amos....
No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's me and me
And this little masochist
She's ready to confess
All the things that I never thought
That she could feel and

Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend
To run to
And I wouldn't have to be with you
As something new

Sometimes I breathe you in
And I know you know
And sometimes you take a swim
Found your writing on my wall
If my heart's soaking wet
Boy your boots can leave a mess

Hey Jupiter
Nothings been the same
So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend
To run to
And I thought you wouldn't have to keep
With me
Hiding

Thought I knew myself so well
All the dolls I had
Took my leather off the shelf
Your apocalypse was fab
For a girl who couldn't choose between
The shower or the bath

And I thought I wouldn't have to be
With you
A magazine

No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's clear he's gone
And this little masochist
Is lifting up her dress
Guess I thought I could never feel
The things I feel
Hey Jupiter, nothing's been the same

So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend
To run to
Hey Jupiter, nothing's been the same
So are you sane, now we're through
Thought we both could use a friend
Hey Jupiter


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"Hey Jupiter" as written by Tori Amos

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    General Commenti really love this version of this song... probably over the album's version. what really gets me is the line: "i go from day to day. i know where the cupboards are, i know where the car is parked. i know he isn't you." that line means a lot to me. having everything around you being the same but being in love with someone else...
    birdcansingon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti prefer this version too, especially that bit. "i know he isn't you", gets me every time. she knows where everything is, but not him...and she wants him
    missmeon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this is part two of Hey Jupiter in the sense that she's found another after the mess with the man in the original version. But he's just another man, and feels she can't give her heart to him, even though he's given her everything. She knows where everything is in her life, except for the one she loves...this man isn't the one she wants, therefore "he isn't you".
    Marjosaon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Marjosa, that this is like the next chapter after Hey Jupiter. I have always felt like this song expresses such deep longing for the one that wasn't there. It has always sounded to me like the "Ooh"s were the sound one's heart makes when it breaking.
    angelrain1142on February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I think she's with another man after the break-up, and maybe some of her friends are telling her she's moving too fast; they think she's lost it. she's telling herself she isn't crazy, she's attending to all the daily things she has to do, and she's also telling herself that she knows he's not 'jupiter', she knows that, but maybe she needs him for a while to get through her sadness. i always felt like she was talking to her brain in that section, rationalising it. okay, i know i'm not crazy, and i know he's not the one, but for now, i need this...
    daneypopson March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentangelrain, i love your comment about 'ooh's' being the sound of a heart breaking...that's so what they are! and yes, it's definitely part two, trying to move on, but unable...
    missmeon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just love how a different sonic approach expresses another emotional story to the same situation. Understanding her work for the past two decades, you'd see that she does work well balancing the divisions within herself (her "Girls"), and there is always room for each Girl to be expressed, to have a voice.

    Yes, the "ooh's" does sound like the heart breaking. I guess in heart break, there is a point when all your divisions mourn in unison.
    wolfphileon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sooooo heartwrenching for me...being someone who has loved and lost and vowed to carry the torch for the rest of her life...
    these lyrics explain it perfectly:

    "I go from day to day
    I know where the cupboards are
    I know where the car is parked
    I know he isn't you"


    angelrain, you were spot on about those "oohs"

    I really wish I could find a good version of this on youtube. :(
    hetaeraon October 28, 2010   Link

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