"Shattering Sea" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

He gets his power from tide and wave
The grains of sand are my domain
His tempest surged and angry flesh
And through my arms formed a sea of glass

Shattering Sea
Closing my eyes
Closing my eyes

Every line
Every curve
Every twist
Every turn
Of every brutal word

Every turn (every line)
Every line (every curve)
Every twist (every turn)
Every curve
Of every brutal word

That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

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"Shattering Sea" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentThis song plays with my head -- though it's more the instrumentals than the music.

    The lyrics are relatively (i.e. for Tori) straightforward here, evoking a state where a relationship has disintegrated into rage and denial.

    The music, though -- the repeating string motif suggests building tension and frustration, while the piano theme (very heavily reminiscent of Matthew Shipp, actually, especially Shipp's "DNA" album -- in a good way) brings the tension over the boiling point and into the breaking glass. The return to the "gentler" themes implies an alternation between anger and quiet desperation; this isn't a story which happens once and then is done, it's a destructive cycle.
    Professor Mon November 14, 2011   Link

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