Tori Amos

Artist rating: 75.67 % (ranking: 52)
Highest rating: 79.08 % (1999)
Most recent trend: 58.59 % (2017)
Highest trend: 80.24 % (1994)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1963-08-22

Age: 54
 

External link

Official site
1998
81.54 %
1999
65.60 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005
26.35 %
2007
36.75 %

Scarlet's Walk

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
46.96 %
(2010-03-29)
Release date: 2002-10-28
Type: studio
In collection: CD: 2002-11-00
 
Average song length: 04:07
Average song rating:

Ranking

Tori Amos:
10
/
13
Year (2002):
23
/
31
Decade (2000's):
234
/
300
Overall:
/
2244

Review

After the very successful 1990's Tori Amos stripped down her sound for the new decade, which was going to be filled with overlong concept albums, with almost incomprehensible concepts. Her music and sound also changed considerably: nothing remained from the previous albums' passionate performances and crisp sound. The songs, and there are way too many of them on this overlong album, are all kind of a blur - the same tempo, tonality and feelings run through them all. Tori Amos seems to have run out of steam at this point in her career, and it was going to get even worse with the following albums.
[ML, 2011-10-06]

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:40
2
lyrics
05:30
3
lyrics
02:30
4
lyrics
03:07
5
lyrics
04:36
6
lyrics
04:28
7
lyrics
00:44
8
lyrics
04:52
9
lyrics
04:03
10
lyrics
04:31
11
lyrics
03:56
12
lyrics
07:16
13
lyrics
03:06
14
lyrics
04:02
15
lyrics
03:36
16
lyrics
04:18
17
lyrics
03:57
18
lyrics
05:56
 
Total time:
 
01:14:08

Lyrics

Amber Waves
03:40
Well He lit you up
like Amber Waves in his
movie show
He fixed you up real good
till I don't know you anymore
from Ballet Class to a Lap Dance
straight to video
And the pool side news
was that he would be
launching you

Into every young man's
Bedroom - you gave it up
on DVD and magazine -
you gave it up
a private rite of passage -
you gave it up
to every boy's sweet dream
with their paper cuts

You said "he's got a
Healing Machine
it glows in the dark
glows in the dark"
You say "there's not a lot
of me
left anymore -
just leave it alone.
But if you're by, and you have
the time, tell the Northern
Lights to keep shining - Lately
it seems like they're drowning"

He cold light you up
and summon every swan
to the Lakeside
Off to Cabo San Lucas
for some optical stimulus
Then you started to guess
there was someone else
though His flint glass
seeing all of you
immersed in His sepia

Into every young man's
Bedroom - you gave it up
on DVD and magazine -
you gave it up
a private rite of passage -
you gave it up
to every boy's sweet dream
with their paper cuts

You said "he's got a
Healing Machine
it glows in the dark
glows in the dark"
You say "there's not a lot
of me
left anymore -
just leave it alone.
But if you're by, and you have
the time, tell the Northern
Lights to keep shining - Lately
it seems like they're drowning"

So I went by
cause I had the time,
and told the Northern Lights
to keep shining
they told me to tell you -
they're waving
A Sorta Fairytale
05:30
on my way up north
up on the Ventura
I pulled back the hood
and I was talking to you
and I knew then it would be
a Life Long thing
but I didn't know that we
We could break a silver lining

And I'm so sad
like a good book
I can't put this
Day Back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

things you said that day
up on the 101
the girl had come undone
I tried to downplay it
with a bet about us
You said that -
You'd take it
as long as I could
I could not erase it

And I'm so sad
like a good book
I can't put this
Day Back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

and I ride along side
and I rode along side
you then
and I rode along side
till you lost me there
in the open road
And I rode along side
till the honey spread
itself so thin
for me to break your bread
for me to take your word
I had to steal it

And I'm so sad
like a good book
I can't put this
Day Back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you
I could pick back up
whenever I feel

Down New Mexico way
something about
the open road
I knew that he was
looking for some Indian Blood and
find a little in you find a little
in me we may be
on this road but
we're just
Imposters
in this country you know
So we go along and we said
we'd fake it
feel better with
Oliver Stone
till I
almost smacked him -
seemed right that night and
I don't know what
takes hold
out there in the
desert cold
These guys think they must
Try and just get over on us

And i'm so sad
like a good book
I can't put this
Day Back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

and I was ridin' by
ridin' along side
for a while till you lost me
and I was ridin' by
ridin' along till you lost me
till you lost
me in
the Rear
View
you lost me
I said

Way up North I took my day
all in all was a pretty nice
day and I put the Hood
right back where
You could taste heaven
perfectly
Feel out the summer breeze
didn't know when we'd be back
and I - I don't -
didn't think
we'd end up like
like this
Wednesday
02:30
Nothing here to fear
I'm just sitting around
being foolish when
there is work to be done
Just a hang-up call
and the quiet breathing
of our Persian we call
Cajun on a Wednesday

so we go from year to year
with secrets we've been keeping
Though you say you're not a Templar man

Seems as if we're circling
for very different reasons
But one day the Eagle has to land

Out past the fountain
a left by the station
I start the day in the usual way
Then think - well why not -
and stop for a coffee
then begin to recall
things that you say

No one's at the door
You suggest a ghost
perhaps a phantom
I agree with this in part
Something is with us
I can't put my finger on -
is Thumbelina size 10
on a Wednesday -

so we go from year to year
with secrets we've been keeping
Though you say you're not a Templar man

you tell me to cheer up
you suspect we're oddly even
Even still the Eagle has to land

Out past the fountain
a left by the station
I start the day in the usual way
Then think - well why not -
and stop for a coffee
then begin to recall
things that you say

Pluck up the courage
and snap
It's gone again
I start humming "When Doves Cry"
Can someone help me
I think that I'm Lost here
Lost in a place called America
Strange
03:07
strange
Thought I knew you well
Thought I had read the sky
Thought I had read a change
in your eyes
so strange
Woke up to a world
that I am
not a part
except when I can
play it's stranger

After all what were you
really looking for and I wonder
when will I learn
Blue isn't red
everybody knows this
and I wonder
when will I learn
when will I learn
guess I was in
Deeper than I thought I was
if I have enough love
for the both of us

"just stay"
you said
"we'll build a nest"
so i left my
Life
Tried on your
friends
Tried on your
opinions.
So when the Bridges froze
and you
did not come home
I put our snowflake
under a microscope

After all what were you
really looking for and I wonder
when will I learn
Blue isn't red
everybody knows this
and I wonder
when will I learn
when will I learn
guess I was in
Deeper than I thought I was
if I have enough love
for the both of us

so strange now I'm finally in the
Party has begun
it's not like I can't feel you still
but strange
what I will leave behind
you call me one more
time
but now I must
be leaving
Carbon
04:36
carbon-made found her at the
End of a chain
"time to race" she said
"race the downhill"

Behind crystalline
irises
loons can dive
where the world
bleeds
white

just keep
your eyes
on her
keep
don't
look

away

keep
your eyes on
her
horizon

Bear Claw
Free Fall
a Gunner's View
black
and
blue
shred
in
ribbons
of
lithium

blow by
blow
Her
Mind
cut
In
Sheets
Layers
Deep
now
unravel
ing

Just
Keep
Your
Eyes
On
Her
Keep
Don't
Look
Away
Keep
Your
Eyes
On
Her
Horizon

Get me Neil on the line
No I can't hold
have him read

'Snow
Glass
Apples'
where
nothing is
what
it
seems

"little sis
you must
crack this"
he says to me
"you must
go in again
carbon-made
only
wants
to
be
unmade"
Blade to
ice it's
Double Diamond
time

and keep
your eyes
on her
keep
don't
look away
keep
your eyes on
her eyes
on
her
horizon
on her
eyes
on her
horizon
Crazy
04:28
Not sayin
Not charmed at all
Not sayin
that you weren't worth
the fall
But I was alone when
I knew it was real
Down the canyon
when I knew I had come

To the line
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said -

You could drive
all night
Drive all night

So I let Crazy
take a spin
Then I let Crazy
settle in
kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
he said "first let's just
unzip your religion
down"

Found that I
I craved it all
Saw me melt
into your
native shelter
Where you carved my
name
Paper tigers scare
and came

Alive
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said -

You could drive all night
all night
Drive all night

So I let Crazy
take a spin
Then I let Crazy
settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
unzip your religion
down"
So I let Crazy
pull me in
Then I let Crazy
take his spin
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
unzip your religion
down
Heard that you were once
temptation's girl"

And as soon
as you have
rearranged the mess
in your head
He will show up looking
sane
perfectly sane
If I know Crazy
Wampum Prayer
00:44
In our hand
an old old
old thread

Trail of Blood
and Amens

Greed is the
gift for the
sons of the
sons

Hear this prayer
of the
wampum

This is the tie
that will
bind us
Don't Make Me Come to Vegas
04:52
don't make me come to Vegas
don't make me pull you out
of his bed
I am vigilant
that it will not be you
on the menu
he's serving up
for his friends

don't make me come to Vegas
don't make me pull him out
of your head
Athena will attest
that it could be done
and it has been done
and I think that I am
up to it

and the Jacaranda tree
is telling me of the
trouble you're in
just by the way
She bends
remember dancing and
wondering as you were swaying
what kind of woman you'd be
"what will be will be"
over my dead body

slip through your hand
again and again
slip through your hand
again and again

my old flame was a
jester and a joker
and as healer of men,
they called him
the prince
Prince of Black Jacks and
of women and of anything
that slipped into his hands

"and the Ranches and the
mustangs" and the way
you said
"You can have all this,
except for me - you see
Lady Luck is my mistress
and you'll have to play
second to her wish"

and the Jacaranda tree
is telling me
It's not over yet,
just by the way She bends
"if you come breezin' through"
you said "i'll know that it's
you by the taste on my lips,
Bet on the desert's kiss"
I could slip
through your net
"over my dead body"

slip through your hand
again and again
slip through your hand
again and again

don't make me come to Vegas
don't make me come to Vegas
don't make me come to Vegas
hmmm
Sweet Sangria
04:03
I know
You know
every desperado
and Sharp Shooter
in the West
You say that I can't see behind
The Mask of those who call themselves
The Good Guys in this
who take and take
"so are you with Me
or not" you say
"this time decide"

Balmy days
sweet sangria
she's been gone
have you seen her
senorita
shyly turning away
leaving me our fading flame

Yeah you think about that
What you Believe in
It matters now
to you and me
What you believe in
I'm Takin' in
I said I'm takin' in
What you Believe in
It matters now
to you and me

Before sundown
the Mexicans leave
San Antone
the car will then
Drop him at the
Border the breaking point I know
Your people have suffered
time and time again
But what about I ask you now
the innocents on both sides

Balmy days
sweet sangria
she's been gone
have you seen her
senorita
shyly turning away
leaving me your fading flame

Yeah you think about that
What you Believe in
It matters now
to you and me
What you believe in
cause I'm Takin' in
you say I'm takin' in
What you Believe in
It matters now
to you and me

so give me give me give me
a no Window
I ask you,
give me give me give me
a Bloodless Road
Tell me tell me tell me
Why does Someone
have to have to have to lose?
Your Cloud
04:31
Where the river cross
crosses
the lake
Where the words
Jump off my
pen and
into your pages
Do you think
just like that
You can divide
This
You as yours
Me as mine
to before we were
Us

if the rain
Has
to separate from
Itself
does it say
"pick out your
cloud?"
pick out your
cloud

If there is a Horizontal Line
that runs from the MAP
off your body straight through
the Land shooting up
right through my heart
Will this Horizontal Line
when asked know how to find
Where you end
where I begin
"pick out your
cloud"

How Light can
play and form a Ring
of Rain that can change
bows into arrows
(I found a thrill)

Who we were
isn't lost
Before we were
Us
Indigo in his
own
Blue always
knew
this
if the rain
Has
to separate from
Itself
does it say
"pick out your
cloud?"
pick out your
cloud

If there is a Horizontal Line
that runs from the MAP
off your body straight through
the Land shooting up
right through my heart
Will this Horizontal Line
when asked know how to find
Where you end
where I begin
"pick out your
cloud"

if the rain
Has
to separate from
Itself
does it say
pick out your
cloud
Pancake
03:56
I'm not sure who's fooling who here
as I'm watching your decay
We both know you could deflate
a 7 Hurricane
Seems like you and your tribe
decided you'd rewrite the law
Segregate the mind
From Body From Soul

You give me yours
I'll give you mine
cause I can look your God
right in the eye
You give me yours
I'll give you mine
You used to look my God
right in the eye

I believe in defending
in what we once
stood for
It seems in vogue
to be a closet
misogynist homophobe

a change of course in
Our direction
a dash of truth
spread thinly
Like a flag
On a popstar
On a Benzodiazapene

You give me yours
I'll give you mine
cause I can look your God
right in the eye
You give me yours
I'll give you mine
You used to look my God
right in the eye

Oh Zion please
remove your glove
+ dispel every
trace
Of his spoken word
That has lodged
In my vortex

I'm not sure who's fooling who here
as I'm watching your decay
We both know you could deflate
a 7 Hurricane
You could have spared
her - oh but no
Messiahs need
people dying in their
Name
You say "I ordered you a
pancake"
You say "I ordered you a
pancake"
I Can't See New York
07:16
From here
no Lines are drawn
From here
no lands are owned
13,000 and Holding
swallowed in the purring
of her Engines
tracking the Beacon here
"is there a Signal
there on the other side"
on the other side?
what do you mean
the side of what things?

and you said
and you did
and you said
you would find me here
and you said
and you would find me
even in Death
and you said
and you said
You'd find me

But I can't see New York
as I'm circling down
through white cloud
falling out and I know
his lips are warm
but I can't seem to find
my way out
my way out

I can't see New York
as I'm circling down
through white cloud
falling out and I know
his lips are warm
but I can't seem to find
my way out
my way out
of this Hunting ground

From here
crystal meth
In metres of millions
In the end all we have,
soul blueprint.
and did we get lost in it
do we conduct a search for this
"from the other side"
from the other side?
what do they mean
side of what things...

and you said
and you did
and you said
you would find me here
and you said
that you would find me
even in Death
and you said
and you said
You'd find me

But I can't see New York
as I'm circling down
through white cloud
falling out and I know
his lips are warm
but I can't seem to find
my way out
my way out

I can't see New York
cause I'm circling down
through white cloud
and I'm falling out and
I know your lips are warm
but I can't seem to find
my way out
my way out
of your Hunting ground

you again
It's you again
I can't see
I can't see New York
I can't see
I can't see New York
from the other side
I Hum from the other side
Mrs. Jesus
03:06
life lines and suicide
crimes -
he found me in a state
grabbed my purse and
hitched a Ride
with a mrs. jesus
"how you been"
I've been cruisin'
a good invention
but in some ways
i don't think it gets
any easier

your walking
on the water Bit
by far my
favourite one,
But now
it seems
we're drowning
in a
drop of water
Love
and even as
I'm climbing up the stairs
I know there's Heaven
there
and then Empty arms
that comes with the
Morning Star

well, made my bed
of cut roses
by understanding
that the cause
It just comes first
with my mrs. jesus

the Gospel changes
meaning
if you follow John or
Paul
and could you ever
Let it be
the Mary of it all
and even as I'm
climbing up the stairs

I know there's Heaven
there
and then Empty arms
that comes with the
Morning Star
well, Life Lines and
suicide crimes
there's the something every day
and there's someone always
paging my mrs. jesus

your walking
on the water Bit
by far my
favourite one,
But now
it seems
we're drowning
in a
drop of water
Love
and even as
I'm climbing up the stairs
I know there's Heaven
there
and then Empty arms
that comes with the
Morning Star

so if you get the Jones
at the crossroad
the personals are great
If you're my way
let me love you
mrs. jesus
Taxi Ride
04:02
Lily is dancing
on the table
we've all been
Pushed
too far
I guess on days
like this
you know who your
friends are
Just another Dead fag
to you that's all
Just another Light missing
on a long Taxi ride
Taxi ride

And I'm down to
Your last cigarette and
this "We are One" crap
as you're invading
This thing you call
Love - she smiles
way too much but
I'm glad you're
on my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

You think you deserve
a trust fund
Just because you
Want one
Sure you talk the talk
when you need to
I fear
the whole world is
starting to
Believe you
Just another Dead fag
to you that's all
Just another Light missing
in a long Taxi line
Taxi line

And I'm down to
Your last cigarette and
this "We are One" crap
as you're invading
This thing you call
Love - she smiles
way too much but
I'm glad you're
on my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

Lily is dancing
on the
table
we've all been pushed
too far today
Even a glamorous
Bitch can be in
need
this is where you know
the Honey
from the
Killer Bees
I'm glad you're on
my side
sure
I'm glad you're on
my side
sure
I'm glad you're on
my side still

got a long Taxi ride
got a long Taxi ride
Another Girl's Paradise
03:36
you caught me lingering
in another girl's
paradise
the way she paints
the world -
i want that in my
life

Emeralds, you should know,
are renting in her meadow
with a stroke
beauty lives
how could I resist
you are Desire

when it all is said
said and done
who can Love you and
still be standing
there's Mary calling
up a storm
can I take from you
and not keep taking
naked as day
Gemma follows him
Does it all come down to
the thing one girl fears
in the night
is another girl's paradise

through twists and turns
Jasmine foxed me
in her grove
arms filled with
Honeybells, St. Michaels
Sanford Bloods

"you have come to discover
what you want"
what I want is not to
want what isn't mine
"But i am Desire"

when it all is said
said and done
who can Love you and
still be standing
there's Mary calling
up a storm
can I take from you
and not keep taking
naked as day
Gemma follows him
Does it all come down to
the thing one girl fears
in the night
is another
girl's
paradise

Does it all
come down to
the thing one
girl fears
in the night
is another girl
is another girl
is another girl's paradise
Scarlet's Walk
04:18
if you're a thought
you will want me
to think you
and I did

invited a Guest
up until you announced
that
you had moved in
"what do you plan to do
with all your freedom?"
the new sheriff said,
quite proud of his
Badge
"you must admit the Land is now
in good hands"

yes, time will tell that
you just life your lamp

I will follow
Her on her path
Scarlet's Walk
through the voilets
just tell your
Gods for me
all debts are off this year
they're free to leave
yes they're free
to leave

leaving terra
leaving terra

there was a time
when I thought that
Her destiny
should've been
mine
Big Brave Nation
but instead her Medicine
now forgotten

"what do you plan to do
with all your stories"
the new sheriff said,
quite proud of his Badge
we'll weave them through
every
rocket's red glare
and
huddled masses
you just lift your lamp

I will follow
Her on her path
Scarlet's Walk
through the voilets
just tell your
Gods for me
all debts are off this year
they're free to leave
yes they're free
to leave

leaving terra
leaving terra

if you're a thought
you will want me
to think you
and I did
and I did
Virginia
03:57
In the Lush Virginia hills
they kept her as long as they could
Cause they knew when the white brother found
white shell Beads wrapped around her
skin - a life giving river - Her body open
as will his hand
with a "goodbye" there she goes

she may Betray
All she loves
and even wait for
their Savior to come
And in some things,
maybe he'll be right
But as always
The thing that he Loves
he will change from her
sunwise to clockwise
to soul trading
still she'll lay down her Body
covering him all the same

so Hundreds of years go by
(the Red Road carved up by Sharp Knife)
She's a girl out working her Trade
and she loses a little each day
to ghetto pimps and presidents
who try and arouse her turquoise serpents
She can't recall what they represent
and when you ask, she won't know

she will Betray
All she loves
and even wait for
their Savior to come
And in some things,
maybe he'll be right
But as always
The thing that he Loves
he will change from her
sunwise to clockwise
to soul trading
still she'll lay down her Body
covering him all the same

oh Virginia
(do you remember)
you won't, even you, oh Virginia
(when the land held your hand)
you won't, even you
(when the Land held your hand)
oh Virginia, you won't
(she will let you back in)
even you, oh Virginia
(do you remember)
oh Virginia
you can't remember your name
Gold Dust
05:56
Sights and Sounds
pull me back down
another year

I WAS HERE
I WAS HERE

Whipping past
the reflecting pool
me + you
skipping school

And we make it up
as we go along
We make it up we
go along

You said -
you raced from langley -
pulling me underneath
a Cherry Blossom
canopy
- Do I Have -
Of course I have,
Beneath my raincoat,
I have your photographs.
And the sun on your
Face
I'm freezing that frame

And somewhere Alfie cries
and says "Enjoy his every smile
You can see in the dark
Through the eyes of
Laura Mars"
- How did it go so fast -
you'll say
as we are looking
back
and then we'll
understand
we held gold dust
in our
hands

Sights and Sounds
pull me back down
another year

I WAS HERE
I WAS HERE

Gaslights
Glow in the street
(flickering past)
Twilight held us
in her palm
as we walked along

And we make it up
as we go along
We make it up as we go along

Letting names
Hang in the
air
What color hair
(auburn crimson)
Autumn knowingly
Stared
And the day that
She came
I'm freezing that
Frame
I'm freezing that frame

And somewhere Alfie smiles
and says "Enjoy her every cry
You can see in the dark
Through the eyes
Of Laura Mars"
- how did it go so fast -
you'll say
as we are looking
back
and then we'll
understand
We held gold dust
in our
hands
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