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Tori Amos — Winter
Album: Little Earthquakes
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Released: 1992
Length: 5:38
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Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose, get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart when I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove

I run off where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping Beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice, "You must learn to stand up
For yourself 'cause I can't always be around"

He says, when you going to make up your mind?
When you going to love you as much as I do?
When you going to make up your mind?
'Cause things are going to change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change, my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting
Withering where some snowman was

Mirror, mirror, where's the crystal palace?
But I only can see myself
Skating around the truth who I am
But I know, dad, the ice is getting thin

When you going to make up your mind?
When you going to love you as much as I do?
When you going to make up your mind?
'Cause things are going to change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change, my dear

Hair is grey and the fires are burning
So many dreams on the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

When you going to make up your mind?
When you going to love you as much as I do?
When you going to make up your mind?
'Cause things are going to change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change, my dear

Never change
All the white horses
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Tremolo-mos.
please make it stop.  Forever
Little Earthquakes remains my favorite Tori album. And this one of my favorite songs from that album.
Very fond memories of this first album and seeing Ms. Amos live on the very first night of her first tour. Delicious.
 blueskymind wrote:
is it just me or does tori amos always sound like she's singing about a ship about to crash into a rocky shore on a stormy ocean at night while small furry creatures scream in the background.  

probably just me. 

 
I'm not so sure I hear that, but that scenario seems kind of fun.  Maybe there's an illustrated storybook in the future, or at least a computer game.
The opening of this song sounded like Karla Bonoff playing the piano.

Ohhhh, Karla.
 SuperWeh wrote:

great idea, as long as nobody records it

 
{#Roflol}

Thanks, for the chuckle. 
 blueskymind wrote:
is it just me or does tori amos always sound like she's singing about a ship about to crash into a rocky shore on a stormy ocean at night while small furry creatures scream in the background.  

probably just me. 

 
No it's not just you. Also because the whining is interminable it just SEEMS like it is 'always'.  The track is called winter because it feels about 3 months long and dead and cold
is it just me or does tori amos always sound like she's singing about a ship about to crash into a rocky shore on a stormy ocean at night while small furry creatures scream in the background.  

probably just me. 
wtf is that out of breath singing style; supposed to mean that it's super deep or something?

 
 Stefen wrote:
I love her music.

 
so do I
{#Hearteyes}

9 for sure!
I love her music.
Love the way this flows. Uplifting and beautiful.
 stevano wrote:
I'd love to see Tori and Vienna Teng do a song together.

 
great idea, as long as nobody records it
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Tedious, overwrought, and meandering to the point of distraction.  A solid 2 and a PSD

 
I don't find it 'meandering'.
A little Mireille Mathieu would suit me well right now.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Tedious, overwrought, and meandering to the point of distraction.  A solid 2 and a PSD
I arrived here on PSD.  I am a fortunate guy.  9.


Tedious, overwrought, and meandering to the point of distraction.  A solid 2 and a PSD
{#Wave}  "OUTSTANDING" song from a superb album
67583 out of 10
Exquisite
Just so gorgeous.
this is very beautiful
I just don't get the appeal

My favorite Tori Amos song.


Consider BOTH Tori & Kate are AMAZING in their own right!  And yes, Tori does acknowledge that Kate was one of her biggest inspirations and influences...."for the record." {#Laughing}
 
 teapot wrote:
She's an original. This is her best album.
 
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 neuticle wrote:

   Listen to Kate Bush and then tell me that..

 

copy that...
 hippiechick wrote:
10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10!!!!!
 

Yes, this song is good for the ears...

 
 teapot wrote:
She's an original. This is her best album.
 
Maybe an original... But not in a good way.... UGH

 teapot wrote:
She's an original. This is her best album.
 
   Listen to Kate Bush and then tell me that..

Pretty song and a sweet way to end the day. Thanks for playing good stuff, Bill.
Warble, screech, kackle.
ugh. 
 stevano wrote:
I'd love to see Tori and Vienna Teng do a song together.
 
Wow! What a great idea!

 spyboy1 wrote:
Man is she in love with the sound of her own voice.
 
So am I.

I'd love to see Tori and Vienna Teng do a song together.
Every song sounds the same - like fingernails on a chalkboard. Man is she in love with the sound of her own voice.
She's an original. This is her best album.
thank you, that just took up about 20 minutes of my day.
 Sloggydog wrote:
This song.  This album.  This artist.  Beautiful, simply beautiful.  To not like this song is to deny passionate expression and the true beauty of sadness.
 Well said. {#Meditate}


The CD-EP that came out with this contained "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the Stones' "Angie," and Zep's "Thank You."  Great versions of those, I thought.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh...............

Tori Amos - Winter, Live At Montreux (91/92)

"These two concerts from Montreux in 1991 and 1992 catch Tori Amos right at the start of her solo career. The first from July 1991 was filmed a few months before the release of her "Little Earthquakes" album and the second from July 1992 followed a few months after. There is a fascinating progression from one year to the next as she grows in confidence and skill as a live performer, buoyed by the critical and commercial success of the album. Naturally most of the songs are taken from "Little Earthquakes" but there are also rare songs from her various EPs released across the two years which didn't make it onto the album including her distinctive takes on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" and "Thank You" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".  "

Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove
I run off
Where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice
"Your must learn to stand up for yourself
Cause I can't always be around"
He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace
But I only can see the myself
Skating around the truth who I am
But I know dad the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Hair is grey
And the fires are burning
So many dreams
On the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change
My dear


.tori amos by ~caspell
Can Su Boguslu  ©2007-2010 ~caspell

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The release date mentioned for this album is a little off. It should be 1992.
My favorite of hers.
Listening to music intently for over 40 years and this is my all-time favorite track by anybody, anywhere. Do you care? Probably not. But I do. And I appreciate RP for caring, too.
I'd forgotten that I actually liked Tori's music at one time; nice reminder.
Beautifully tragic.
Tori was the first artist I listened to that seriously freaked out my parents.  {#Devil_pimp}
 fevertree wrote:
Egad, like nails on a chalkboard. I don't get it, sorry.
 
Terrible run of songs here.... maybe Bill's on vacation..... just not enjoying this at all.....

Egad, like nails on a chalkboard. I don't get it, sorry.
What a awesome voice. Just love it.
godess

Tori Amos - "Winter" Acoustic Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hexAjcDPzuM

 DaveInVA wrote:
This is my favorite Tori Amos song, really shows what she is capable of {#Music}
I so agree! It is at the top of my Tori list. I give it a 2. 


 fredriley wrote:
She sounds so like Kate Bush it's uncanny - if they did a duet I'd be hard-pushed to tell one from the other. Luckily I'm a big Kate Bush fan :)
 
My thoughts exactly.  The comparison must drive Tori Amos fans a little nuts, but all I can hear is Kate (sorry!)

Cripe!
Just crying to me.
This is my favorite Tori Amos song, really shows what greatness she is capable of {#Music}

If aliens come to earth and asking: "What is music?". I would play this song to define it.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Oh yeh, what if she came to your house and she just wouldn't leave? What if she just ate your food and watched your TV and sang loudly when you were trying to concentrate and talked on your phone and played your video games and broke your favorite coffee mug. Would you still think that you can't have too much Tori?
 

I would love it if Tori did all those things. I can't get enough of her either! Bill you totally cracked me up reading this just now {#Roflol}
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Oh yeh, what if she came to your house and she just wouldn't leave? What if she just ate your food and watched your TV and sang loudly when you were trying to concentrate and talked on your phone and played your video games and broke your favorite coffee mug. Would you still think that you can't have too much Tori?
  Thanks for the laugh man!


loversclub wrote:

what`s going on,today is the birthday of jesus ! let`have a birthday party ! regards to all the people in the world.thanks to rebecca & bill for the soundtrack of my life.RP forever




Who knew Pokey the Penguin listened to RP? INDEED
 ioanthe wrote:
Can't have too much Tori.
 
Oh yeh, what if she came to your house and she just wouldn't leave? What if she just ate your food and watched your TV and sang loudly when you were trying to concentrate and talked on your phone and played your video games and broke your favorite coffee mug. Would you still think that you can't have too much Tori?
Wow.  Tori at her best. 
Can't believe it was 17 years ago that I sat down at the piano and first pecked this out. 
Thank you for this album, Tori.
We've got lots of snow back here in the East ...

This father of two and grandfather of four always has to stop what he's doing when this plays on RP or on the iPod shuffle ...

Can't have too much Tori.
This song.  This album.  This artist.  Beautiful, simply beautiful.  To not like this song is to deny passionate expression and the true beauty of sadness.

yay!

what`s going on,today is the birthday of jesus ! let`have a birthday party ! regards to all the people in the world.thanks to rebecca & bill for the soundtrack of my life.RP forever


Kate Bushish
She sounds so like Kate Bush it's uncanny - if they did a duet I'd be hard-pushed to tell one from the other. Luckily I'm a big Kate Bush fan :)
This is quite good.
{#Yawn}
10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10!!!!!
Pure perfection from Tori
Pyro wrote:
Not a big Tori fan, but IMHO, this is one of her best CDs. She's a little melodramatic for my tastes.
Agreed. I love this song, and that is quite the exception for me.
...profound...
Only room for one Tori in this world...genius
Little Earthquakes is about as perfect collection of tracks as has ever graced a compact disc. It's my favorite Tori CD and Winter is perhaps my favorite track although they're *all* good on this CD. She's magic.
nate917 wrote:
Um, Larry Fine was the smartest stooge. The stooges even joked about it. Not that I'm old enough to remember... All of her songs sound like it's raining outside. I guess my only problem with that is that it's not always raining outside. She should do an album called "Music for Portland."
Nate, you funny fellow. I like the humour. I'm partial to Tori's work, however.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Here here! The segue Master!
So, are some of these sets looped months later? Not that it's a bad thing. Just wondering. This note from December.
peace
This song and A Sorta Fairytale are my favorite Tori songs. Thanks!!
eastcoast wrote:
I believe she was raped...but that could be a romour
Yes, I believe she was raped. She also did a Cornflake commercial too. Also her drummer in her first group Y Tori Cant Read(sp?) was Matt Sorum who went on to Guns n Roses...Some geek trivia for you!
keller1 wrote:
Always been partial to the title of this album ...
Little Earthquakes = orgasms!
So pretty I can taste it
Always been partial to the title of this album ...
Hinkamp wrote:
one of the many women I'd love to have as an ex
Ain't that the truth!! :clap:
sublime with headphones And she is fantastic in concert.
one of the many women I'd love to have as an ex
Pyro wrote:
Like a soap opera
you rather want a passionate chick than a crazy selfish bitch, trust me on that :D
oscar_driver wrote:
It's a passionate girl is you ask me .....
Like a soap opera
Pyro wrote:
Not a big Tori fan, but IMHO, this is one of her best CDs. She's a little melodramatic for my tastes.
It's a passionate girl is you ask me .....
Tori at her very best
Thank you... :smile:
Not a big Tori fan, but IMHO, this is one of her best CDs. She's a little melodramatic for my tastes.
I want Mercedez in my arms ... Roscoe
On a plateau with Kate, genius! Just so atmospheric it literally hurts.......
Maybe because having children and grandchildren gives one a slightly different perspective ...
Leslie wrote:
Bill, great segue from Rob Costlow's Woods of Chaos :clap:
Here here! The segue Master!
I believe she was raped...but that could be a romour steeler wrote:
Not exactly my cup of tea, but I'm not sure why her music spawns such hatred. shrug.
This is when I used to liked Tori. Then everything sounded the same after this album.
al9009 wrote:
Bored with this now.
I still love this song! It brings back many fond, bittersweet memories.
Bill, great segue from Rob Costlow's Woods of Chaos :clap:
Bored with this now.
Jelani wrote:
excuse me, anyone mind if I vomit?
No, but please turn your head. I don't personally care for Tori, but I do respect her talent. And I like this song.
nate917 wrote:
Um, Larry Fine was the smartest stooge. They even joked about it. Not that I'm old enough to remember...
Oh,bull! Curly was the smartest. He was the only one without a dopey hairdo!
excuse me, anyone mind if I vomit?
ktnsb wrote:
Bill says this is his favorite Tori Amos song. Mine, too, but that's like saying Moe was the smartest stooge.
Um, Larry Fine was the smartest stooge. The stooges even joked about it. Not that I'm old enough to remember... All of her songs sound like it's raining outside. I guess my only problem with that is that it's not always raining outside. She should do an album called "Music for Portland."
...i don't much care for her later work, but this track is a flawless ten...
thewaxtadpole wrote:
One of my favourite Tori songs as well. A solid 2.
:lol:
Sublime, sonic, powerful, genius...all words that jump to mind when I here Tori.
:sunny: Lovin' this album even more sein' as it's the middle of summer here :umbrella: ... tori's great!
I always rather liked this. Nothing since this album worked for me, but this track has a very evocative feel. The piano captured the feel of winter and the lyrics are powerful. Tori Amos is not for me now (musically), but with this album she was.
ktnsb wrote:
Bill says this is his favorite Tori Amos song. Mine, too, but that's like saying Moe was the smartest stooge.
:lol:
One of my favourite Tori songs as well. A solid 2.
She is still a Goddess but this is the best album she made and will not likely be topped. I can understand people who can't stand her. She makes herself weird on purpose and that turns people off.
Bill says this is his favorite Tori Amos song. Mine, too, but that's like saying Moe was the smartest stooge.