United StatesTori Amos

Artist rating: 73.64 % (ranking: 64)
Highest rating: 76.22 % (1998)
Most recent trend: 58.59 % (2017)
Highest trend: 79.05 % (1994)

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Data

Born: 1963-08-22

Age: 58
 

External links

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1996
72.72 %
1998
81.54 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2002
46.96 %
2005
26.35 %

To Venus and Back

Tori Amos - To Venus and Back
65.59 %
(2009-12-30)
Release date: 1999-09-21
Type: studio/live
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 05:08
Average song rating:

Ranking

Tori Amos:
7
/
13
Year (1999):
19
/
40
Decade (1990's):
194
/
471
Overall:
/
2642

Tracks

Venus: Orbiting
1
lyrics
03:43
2
lyrics
03:48
3
lyrics
03:56
4
lyrics
04:03
5
lyrics
03:54
6
lyrics
04:58
7
lyrics
02:30
8
lyrics
03:28
9
lyrics
08:25
10
lyrics
04:45
11
lyrics
04:19
Venus Live: Still Orbiting
12
lyrics
07:38
13
lyrics
06:48
14
lyrics
06:32
15
lyrics
05:43
16
lyrics
04:16
17
lyrics
05:09
18
lyrics
01:18
19
lyrics
04:59
20
Sugar (Live)
lyrics
05:10
21
lyrics
07:38
22
lyrics
05:47
23
lyrics
10:24
24
lyrics
04:11
 
Total time:
 
02:03:22

Lyrics

Venus: Orbiting
Bliss
03:43
Father I killed my monkey
I let it out
to taste the sweet of spring
wonder if I will wander out
test my tether to
see if I'm still free
from you

steady as it comes
right down
to you
I've said it all
so maybe we're a Bliss
of another kind

lately, I'm in to circuitry
what it means to be
made of you but not enough of you
and I wonder if
you can bilocate is that
what I taste
your supernova juice
you know it's true I'm part of you

steady as it comes
right down to you
I've said it all
so maybe you're a 4 horse engine
with a power drive
a hot kachina who wants into mine
take it with your terracide
we're a Bliss
of another kind
Juárez
03:48
dropped off the edge again down in Juárez
"don't even bat an eye
if the eagle cries" the rasta man says, just cause the desert likes
young girls flesh and
no angel came

I don't think you even know
what you think you just said
so go on spill your seed
shake your gun to the rasta man's head
and the desert - she must be blessed and
no angel came.

there's a time to keep it up
a time to keep it in
the Indian is told
the cowboy is his friend
you know that I can breathe
even when I cheat
should. should've been over for me
no angel came
Concertina
03:56
clouds descending
I'm not policing
what you think and dream
I run into your thought from
across the room
just another trick can I
weather this
I've got a fever above my waist
you got a squeeze box on your knee
I know the truth is in between the
1st and the 40th drink
concertina concertina a chill that bends
this I swear you're the fiercest calm
I've been in the soul quake
happened here in a glass world
particle by particle she slowly changes
she likes hanging chinese paper cuts just
another fix
can I weather this
I got my fuzz all tipped to play
I got a dub on your landscape
then there's your policy of trancing
the sauce without the blame too far
too far too far it could all get way too cheerful
concertina I know the truth lies in
between the 1st and 40th drink
clouds descending
Glory of the 80's
04:03
I took a taxi from LA to Venus
in 1985 I was electromagnetically sucked
back into a party going on that night
it was the glory of the 80's
with karma drawn up in lines
and two bugle boy models saying "baby
it's a freebie you sure look deprived"
I had the Story of O in my bucket seat
of my wanna be Mustang
auditioning for reptiles in their
Raquel Welsh campaign
in the glories of the 80's
you said "I'm not afraid to die"
I said I don't find that remotely
funny even on this space cake high
and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear
silicone party babies to the left and
Joan of Arcs to the right
no one feeling insecure we were
all gorge and famous in our last lives
in the glories of the 80's you said
"the end is nothing to fear" I said
- blow the end - now baby
who do I gotta shag to get outta here
and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear
sure you're out there orbiting around
wish I had you back now
I met a drag king called venus
she had a velvet hologram she said
"my husband ran off with my
shaman but they love me as I am"
in the glories of the 80's
I may not have to die
I'll clone myself
like that blonde chick
that sings Bette Davis Eyes
and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go
and
disappear
Lust
03:54
hey you gender nectar sifting through the grain of gold
tripping at your door is that you. alpha in her blood
and when the woman lies you don't believe her
rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free
running through the underworld into your room

is he real or a ghost-lie she feels she isn't heard
and the veil tears and rages till her voices are
remembered and his secrets can be told

hey you gender nectar crystalline from the vine
you know you'll drink her rolling and unrolling
coiling emerging running free running through
the afterworld into your room so she prays
for a prankster and lust in the marriage bed
and he waits till she can give and he
waits and he waits
Suede
04:58
suede. you always felt like suede.
there are days I feel your twin.
peekaboo. hiding underneath your skin.
jets. are revving yes revving
from a central source and this.
has power over me. not because you feel
something or don't feel something for me but because.
mass. so big. it can swallow swallow her whole star intact.
call me 'evil' call me 'tide is on
your side' anything that you want.
anybody knows you can conjure
anything by the dark of the moon. boy.
and if you keep your silence
silencer on you'll talk yourself right into a job.
out of a hole into my
bayou. I'm sure that you've been briefed
my absorption lines. they are frayed
and I fear. my fear is greater than my faith
but I walk. the missionary way.
you always felt like suede.
there are days I am your twin. peekaboo.
hiding underneath your skin. jets.
are revving yes revving from an ether
twist. call me 'evil'. little sister.
I guess i'd do the same. little sister.
you'll forgive me one day.
Josephine
02:30
not tonight josephine.

in an army's strength therein lies the denouement.
From here you're haunting me.
By the Seine so beautiful,
only not to be of use - impossible.

so strange, victory - 1200 spires, the only sound,
Moscow burning. Empty like the Tuileries.
Like a dream Vienna seems,
only not to be of use - impossible.

in the last extremity -
to advance or not to advance -
I hear you laughing

even still you're calling me
"not tonight, not tonight,

not tonight"

Josephine
Riot Poof
03:28
you know what you know so you go break the terror of the urban spell
this alliance you say 'I'm on the threshold of greatness girl'
so you burn your pagoda through the congo till there's a broken bond
on the birth of the search white trash my native son

it will all find its way in time

blossom, riot poof

you know what you know so you go chain her to your flow
she bites through your lean dried meat as she's going to the movie show
in a bath of glitter and a tiny shiver she crawls through your lava sea
black sahara I'm stepping into your space oddity

it will all find its way in time

blossom, riot poof

the sun is warming my man is moistening
on the bomb on the bond on the bomb
Dātura
08:25
get out of my garden

passion vine
texas sage
indigo spires salvia
confederate jasmine
royal cape plumbago
arica palm
pygmy date palm
snow-on-the-mountain
pink powderpuff
Datura
crinum lily
st. christopher's lily
silver dollar eucalyptus
white african iris
katie's charm ruella
variegated shell ginger
florida coonite
Datura
ming fern
sword fern
dianella
walking iris
chocolate cherries allamanda
awabuki viburnum

is there room in my heart
for you to follow your heart
and not need more blood
from the tip of your star

walking iris
chocolate cherries allamanda
awabuki viburnum
natal plum
black magic ti
mexican bush sage
gumbo limbo
golden shrimp
belize shrimp
senna
weeping sabicu
golden shower tree
golden trumpet tree
bird of paradise
come in
variegated shell ginger
Datura
lonicera
red velvet costus
xanadu philodendron
snow queen hibiscus
frangipani
bleeding heart
persian sheild
cat's whiskers
royal palm
sweet alyssum
petting bamboo
orange jasmine
clitoria blue pea
downy jasmine
Datura
frangipani

dividing Canaan
piece by piece
o let me see
dividing Canaan
Spring Haze
04:45
well I know it's just a spring haze
but I don't much like the look of it
and if omens are a god send like men
breezing in
certain these clouds go somewhere
billowing out to somewhere
in a single engine cessna
you say we'll never make it there
so all we do is circle it

uh oh. let go. off on my way
unsee this eternal wanting
let go. way to go so I get creamed
waiting on Sunday to drown
waiting on sunday to drown

and I know it's just a spring haze
but I don't much like the look of it
but all we do is circle it
and I found out where my edge is
and it bleeds into where you resist
and my only way out is to go
so far in
billowing out to somewhere
billowing out luna riviera
waiting on Sunday to land
waiting on Sunday to drown
why. does. it. always end up like this
waiting on Sunday so I get creamed
waiting for Sunday to drown
1000 Oceans
04:19
These tears I've cried. I've cried 1000 oceans
and if it seems I'm. floating. in the darkness
well, I can't believe that I would keep. keep you from flying.
And I would cry 1000 more if that's what it takes
to sail you home,
sail you home. sail you home.

I'm aware what the rules are. but you know that I
will run. you know that I will follow you.
over silbury hill through the solar field. you know that I will follow you

and if I find you. will you. still remember
playing at trains. or does this little blue ball
just fade away. over silbury hill through the solar field.
you know that I will follow you.
I'm aware what the rules are but you know that I
will run. you know that I will follow you.

these tears I've cried. I've cried. 1000 oceans
and if it seems I'm. floating. in the darkness
well, I can't believe that I wouldn't keep. keep you from flying.
so I would cry 1000 more if that's what it takes
to sail you home.
sail you home. sail. sail you home.
Venus Live: Still Orbiting
Precious Things
07:38
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So I ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after BILLY
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said you're really an ugly girl
But I like the way you play
And I died
But I thanked him
Can you believe that sick
Holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I wanna smash the faces
Of those beautiful BOYS
Those christian boys
So you can make me cum
that doesn't make you Jesus

I remember
Yes in my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared
To tell me where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their NINE-INCH nails
And little fascist panties
tucked inside the heart of every nice girl...
Cruel
06:48
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so don't give me respect don't give me a piece of your preciousness
flaunt all she's got in our old neighbourhood I'm sure she'll make a few friends
even the rain bows down let us pray as you cock-cock-cock your mane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANAS for you I can be cruel
I don't know why
why can't my ba.ll.oo.n stay up in a perfectly windy sky
I can be cruel I don't know why
dance with the Sufis celebrate your top ten in the charts of pain
lover brother bogenvilla my vine twists around your need
even the rain is sharp like today as you sh-sh-shock me sane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANAS for you I can be cruel
Cornflake Girl
06:32
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Never was a cornflake girl thought that was a good solution hangin with the raisin girls she's gone to the other side givin us a yo heave ho things are getting kind of gross and I go at sleepy time this is not really happening you bet your life it is

Peel out the watchword just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on seems we got a cheaper feel now all the sweeteaze are gone gone to the other side with my encyclopedia they musta paid her a nice price she's puttin on her string bean love this is not really happening you bet your life it is

Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl and the man with the golden gun thinks he knows so much thinks he knows so much Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl
Bells for Her
05:43
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and through the life force and there goes her friend on her Nishiki it's out of time and through the portal they can make amends

hey would you say whatever we're blanket friends can't stop what's coming can't stop what's on its way

and through the walls they made their mudpies I've got your mind I said she said I've your voice I said you don't need my voice girl you have your own but you never thought it was enough of so they went years and years like sisters blanket girls always there through that and this there's nothing we cannot ever fix I said

can't stop what's coming can't stop what is on its way Bells and footfalls and soldiers and dolls brothers and lovers she and I were now she seems to be sand under his shoes there's nothing I can do can't stop what's coming can't stop what is on its way

and now I speak to you are you in there you have her face and her eyes but you are not her and we go at each other like blank ettes who can't find their thread and their bare

can't stop loving can't stop what is on its way and I see it coming and it's on its way
Girl
04:16
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From in the shadow she calls
And in the shadow she finds a way finds a way
And in the shadow she CRAWLS
Clutching her faded photograph my image UNDER her thumb
Yes with a message for my heart
Yes with a message for my heart

She's been everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own

And in the doorway they stay
And laugh as violins fill with water
Screams from the BLUEBELLS can't make them go away
We'll I'm not seventeen but I've cuts on my knees
Falling down as the winter takes one more CHERRY TREE

Rushin' rivers thread so thin limitation
Everyone else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own
Dreams with the flying pigs turbid blue and the drugstores too safe
in their coats anda in their do's yeah
Smother in our hearts a pillow to my dots

One day maybe one day one day
She'll be her own

And in the mist there she rides
And castles are burning in my heart
And as I twist I hold tight
And I ride to work every morning wondering why
"Sit in the chair and be good now"
and become all that they told you
the white coats enter her room
and I'm callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' my baby callin'

Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own...
Cooling
05:09
Maybe I didn't like to hear
But I still can't believe
Speed Racer is dead
So then I thought I'd make some plans
The fire thought
She'd really rather be water instead

And Peggy got a message for me
From Jesus
And I've heard every word
That she was saying
And I know I have been
Driven like the snow

This is cooling
This is cooling
This is cooling
Faster than I can
This is cooling
Faster than I can

So then love walked up to like
She said I know that you don't like me much
Let's go for a ride
This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple
Tree

And is your place in heaven Worth giving up
These kisses
These kisses

And Peggy got a message for me
From Jesus
And I heard every word that she had said

And I know I have been
Driven like the snow

This is cooling
This is cooling
Faster than I can
This is cooling
Faster than I can

Yes, this is cooling
This is cooling
Mr. Zebra
01:18
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hello Mr Zebra
can i have your sweater
cause it's cold cold cold
inmy hole hole hole
Ratatouille Srychnine
sometimes she's a friend of mine
with her gigantic whirpool
that will blow your mind

hello Mr Zebra
ran into some confusion with a Mrs Crocodile
furry mussels marching on
she thinks she's Kaiser Wilhelm
or a civilised syllabub
to blow your mind
figure it out
she's a goodtime fella
she got a little fund to fight for Moneypenny's rights
figure it out
she's a goodtime fella
too bad the burial was premature she said
and smiled
Cloud on My Tongue
04:59
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Someone's knockin on my kitchen door leave the wood outside what all the girls here are freezing cold leave me with your Borneo I don't need much to keep me warm

don't stop now what you're doing what you're doing my ugly one Bring them all here hard to hide a hundred girls in your hair it won't be fair if I hate her if I ate her you can go now

You're already in there I'll be wearing your tattoo you're already in there

Got a cloud sleeping on my tongue he goes then it goes and kiss the violets as they're waking up

leave me with your Borneo leave me the way I was before

You're already in there I'll be wearing your tatoo I'm already in circles and circles and circles again the girl's in circles and circles got to stop spinning circles and circles and circles again thought I was over the bridge now
Sugar
05:10
Dont say mornings come
Dont say its up to me
If I could take twenty five minutes
Out of the record books
Sugar, he brings me sugar

Bobbys collecting bees
And hammers, he used one on me
Cold war with little boys
Get in with a bubble gum trade and

Sugar, bring me sugar
And all the robins bring, bring me many things but
Sugar, he brings me sugar
As far as I can tell
Ive been gone for miles now

You know, and I know I dont know me very well
And I know, and you know if they found me out
Sugar, he brings me sugar
I know the robins bring, they bring me many things
But sugar, he brings me sugar
Little Earthquakes
07:38
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Yellow bird flying gets shot in the wing
Good year for hunters and Christmas parties
And I hate and I hate and I hate
And I hate elevator music
The way we fight
The way I'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to RIP us into pieces

We danced in graveyards with vampires till dawn
We laughed in the faces of king never afraid to burn
and I hate and I hate and I hate
and I hate disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses that safely changed their COLOR

I can't reach you
I can't reach you
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again...
Space Dog
05:47
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Way to go Mr. Microphone show us all what you don't know centuries secret societies he's out commander still space dog

so sure we were on something your feet are finally on the ground he said so sure we were on something your feet are just on the ground girl

rain and snow our engines have been receiving your eager call there's Colonel Dirtyfishydishcloth he'll distract her good don't worry so

and to the one you thought was on your side she can't understand she truly believes the lies

Lemon Pie he's coming through our commander still Space dog lines secure Space dog

Deck the halls I'm young again I'm you again racing turtles the grapefruit is winning seems I keep getting this story twisted so where's Neil when you need him deck the halls it's you again it's you again somewhere someone must know the ending is she still pissing in the river now heard she's gone moved into a trailer park

so sure those girls now are in the Navy those bombs our friends can't even hurt you now and hold those tears cause they're still on your side don't hear the dogs barking don't say you know we've gone Andromeda stood with those girls before the hair in pairs it just got nasty and now those girls are gone
The Waitress
10:24
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So I want to kill this waitress She's worked her a year longer than I If I did it fast you know that's an act of kindness

But I believe in peace I believe in peace Bitch I believe in peace

I want to kill this waitress I can't believe this violence in mind and is her power all in her club sandwich

I want to kill this killing wish they're too many stars and not enough sky Boys all think she's living kindness ask a fellow waitress ask a fellow waitress
Purple People
04:11
Well hey do you do Judo
when they surround you
A little mental yoga
will they disappear

It's grim but never dubious as motives go
One thing she'll always promises
promises is a show
Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
for her
for you
for me

I watch me be this other thing and never know
if I'm marooned or where the purple people go
then lily white matricide
from vicious words
it doesn't leave a scratch
so therefore no one's hurt

Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
for her
for you
for me

And don't you know
The nurses make it clear
Just when you've escape
you have yourself to fear
a restaurant that never has to close
Breakfast, every hour
it could save the world

so hey do you do Judo in your finery
an angel's face is tricky to wear constantly

Thunder wishes it could be the Snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here
for her
for you
for me
For her
for her
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