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Tori Amos — i i e e e
Album: from the choirgirl hotel
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Total ratings: 350







Released: 1998
Length: 4:07
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With your E's
And your ease
And I do one more
Need a lip gloss boost
In your america
Is it God's
Is it your's
Sweet saliva
With your E's
And your ease
And I do one more
I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
We scream in catherdrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there
Gotta be a sacrifice
Just say yes
You little arsonist
You're so sure you can save
Every hair on my chest
Just say yes
You little arsonist
With your E's
And your ease
And I do one more
Well I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
In this Chapel
Little chapel of love
Can't we get a little grace
And some elegance
No we scream in cathedrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there
Gotta be a sacrifice
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really, this sort of puts music to my feelings about Trump being elected 
Cannot relate and am grateful for that...
 old_shep wrote:
Sounds like a collaboration between Ani Defranco, Bjork, and Yoko.
 
https://rs852.pbsrc.com/albums/ab83/Sarkozette/TheExorcistface_2.gif~c200

I hear Tori, but I see Melisandre.


Sounds like a collaboration between Ani Defranco, Bjork, and Yoko.
noise
Great tune from one of her top 3 albums for sure.   Great recording quality too!
Yup. Not feeling it at the moment. Song title describes how it sounds to me. =8^o
 le_colonel wrote:
Fantastic song; surprised at the low ratings and negative comments.

 
Well, she's not Poe, is she?
In my (nowhere near humble) opinion Tori Amos is one of the few female musician/singers with mojo. I think that's
why so many people find her too hard to take. I, on the other hand, love it !
Fantastic song; surprised at the low ratings and negative comments.
 mbodle wrote:
True. self-indulgent "artist" of no value.
 
I'm not a fan of Tori or this song, but most "artists" are intrinsically self-indulgent.

I agree, Tori Amos can be self indulgent in her music but this is a great trak off the album. Yes, I'm a fan. 
{#Puke}
Nice album cover. I can picture it now... the artist sits down with Ms. Amos in front of his computer... pops in the CD to get a feel for it... opens the flatbed scanner... crams her face in it and starts slamming the lid. {#Lol}
 keller1 wrote:

"Bill's atonal interlude": Ululating Mummies, then this.

I generally like listening to Tori (watching is, inexplicably, a different thing), but this piece is really terrible.



 

March 2, 2009: Ditto.
 appst89 wrote:
The perfect example of why a 0 rating is needed.
  True. self-indulgent "artist" of no value.


One of my favorite Tori albums and songs
 mongoose01ca wrote:
Hmm.  For the first time since I've been listening to RP, a trifecta of three songs I dislike in a row showed up.  No worries, I'm sure things will change soon.
 

A what? Trilogy I've heard of, trio even, but trifecta? Nice song, though - very Kate Bush-like (which will no doubt put many listeners off it). 7 from the Nottingham jury. 


Never liked Tori too much

Comments are entertaining, though
 Alpine wrote:


Waht the fuck drugs are you on??
 

Didn't Mother tell you if you can't say something nice don't say anthing at all.


I've been a Tori Amos fan since her very first album, and I think this is one of her best songs.  It's certainly among my favourites.
Hmm.  For the first time since I've been listening to RP, a trifecta of three songs I dislike in a row showed up.  No worries, I'm sure things will change soon.

I know Tori has her fan(atics), but she just don't do it for me.  I know some of her background, and I respect her right to write songs however she wants, but for me the tortured artist vibe is just too strong, to the point where it becomes a caricature.  I try not to hate, but Lord it's tough sometimes.

"Bill's atonal interlude": Ululating Mummies, then this.

I generally like listening to Tori (watching is, inexplicably, a different thing), but this piece is really terrible.



A little bit of Tori goes a long way for me . . .  This is a bit too much Tori . . . {#Curtain}

Gives me goosebumps.. I know its contraversial to love Tori but I do!!! xoxo Tori! This rocks me

Boston_Ed wrote:
One of her best but gets no airplay. Thanks for the treat RP!
Waht the fuck drugs are you on??
Total suckfest. ONE
Tori, I'd like to buy a vowel.
i i e e e is what I want to scream when I hear this. For the love fo all that is decent please purge this Tori Amos sounds (I hesitate to call it music).
:devil_pimp:
what is this CRAP??? a negative 1
The perfect example of why a 0 rating is needed.
Every time this song comes up on the playlist, I think RP's playlist machine has broken again and is spewing garbage.
Umm, I wanna hear it again.
:eh:
One of her best but gets no airplay. Thanks for the treat RP!
Wow, I'm not the biggest Tori fan but this is badass.
Amazingly, brilliantly nuts
nice transition from massive attack! makes up for the moody blues, gotye, ululating mummies, steely dan playlist.
"Can't we get a little grace And some elegance" --Tori the Genteel
LOVE this song!
Just say yes You little arsonist
Carl wrote:
For a song named i i e e e this isn't that bad.
:lol:
iieee! + = tori amos! or if you prefer?
kettle_black wrote:
...This song... makes me ovulate.
lmao. This is GREAT MUSIC. Experimental, wild. Undulating. Muse.
May I just say this,(this doesn't have anything to do with this song) someone down there said something about Kate Bush... Kate Bush blows hardcore and any association of her with Tori Amos, real or imagined personally offends me. This song... makes me ovulate.
something about tori, maybe it's the red hair, the full lips, the crazy eyes, her bright talent, . . she's hot (not the kind of gal to bring home to meet the parents . . . )
Well, it\'s certainly... different.
i i e e e ... ...i i e e e i i o o o ...
harmaton wrote:
I envision her concert full of fat angry women.
If the rest of the concert is anything like this then I'm guessing they're deaf too.
Love it. Love it love it love it!!!
yikes, hard to listen to.
Tori!
O M G ... garbage
My first thought is when the hell is this horrific noise going to end.....(continued on the next song)
my first 1
annie_fannie wrote:
5'9", 115 lbs. here... and all of my friends, who come with me to her shows are similarly slender...not that you'll ever get to know...
I know of which you speak, for I have experienced the scene many times........and it is beautiful indeed.
harmaton wrote:
I envision her concert full of fat angry women.
5'9", 115 lbs. here... and all of my friends, who come with me to her shows are similarly slender...not that you'll ever get to know...
Man ... I'm a big Tori fan but this absolutely blows.
I am one of the "die hards" everything she sings makes me sing out loud.
For a song named i i e e e this isn't that bad.
I envision her concert full of fat angry women.
*yawn*
Just can't give Tori the same kind of love as I do for Kate Bush. Tori's always so swoopy and DRA-MA-TIC. Kate does that too, but her songs have humor and optimism.
DavidCarrico wrote:
Bill, this song does not jive with my beer's karma
Try Coopers - the champagne of beers. Australian of course
Whoa- Now that is an interesting ratings distribution.
Xpat wrote:
I have had a damn hard time with Tori ever since "Crucify" rocked my world. That song was comprehensible and poetic, but everything since, pretty much, has been lyrically opaque. Some very nice melodies ("Cornflake Girl" and "Raspberry Swirl" in particular), but she seems to be using the English language as her own private code, where words have emotional resonance but are disconnected from any narrative or context. It's like I'm just seeing tiny fragments of a bigger picture, which I don't have nearly enough information to reconstruct. Intriguing and infuriating.
Can you say "abstract"? Heck, that's my fave thing about Tori. She's gone from a very straightforward "here's exactly what I'm singing about" to (for my ears) a very challenging and poetic use of language. In some cases, the words, and how they're spoken and produced, seems to be used as more of a musical instrument than a vocal. I've been fascinated by the evolution she's gone through, and pleased that (other than "1000 oceans") she hasn't tried to mutate her hard-built cult status into a mainstream success. I'd hope that, even if ya hate her, she'll be appreciated for trying to merge pop music sensibilities with art... there's not much challenge or abstraction on the radio these days, and much as I love me some plain old motown, it's nice to hear something big & different.
Very cool. The addition of a full backing band on this album makes for some impressive songs, this is definitely one of my favorites.
This would be a great song if it was a different song altogether sung by someone else. YUCK!! :drunk:
Bill, this song does not jive with my beer's karma
The fast distorted part (that sounds like the product of her friendship with trent reznor) is great-- would be a good song if there was more of that and less of the rest of the song.
Oh, the drama <-o<
:??: :( :cry: :evil:
Originally Posted by redeyespy: I like Tori but this track presents a supreme test of patience
whachoo sed
I like Tori but this track presents a supreme test of patience
One of my favourite Tori songs, and I have many others... I found RP today, and I\'m startled to hear this song on any sort of radio station; I\'ll definitely keep listening.
Ooohhh....love this song. Haven\'t listened to this cd in some time. Very sensual album. :clap:
The name of the song pretty much says it all. :skull:
:cry: :frustrated: :(
Some of her stuff is decent, but this one is pretty annoying. :frustrated: :frustrated:
aaiiieeeerrrghghhh!!!! Yo...Torigrrrl Northern Lad is a much better track from Choirgirl. :roll:
This song makes me feel like playing that \"game\" with Christopher Walken in the Deer Hunter..... :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by MissJenn: Do you need to understand a song before you can say that you like it? i dunno.... yet. I mean, is "It has a good beat and I can dance/grind to it" enough? What about all those songs in other languages that we like, yet whose lyrics we don't necessarily understand?
You know good question. Sad thing is the beat and rhythm is a first impression with me. Not that I don't eventually listen to lyrics. Tori's lyrics are always worthwhile for me to "get to know" on a later basis I guess.
Definitely one of my favorite Tori songs. :cool:
Originally Posted by Xpat: I have had a damn hard time with Tori ever since "Crucify" rocked my world. That song was comprehensible and poetic, but everything since, pretty much, has been lyrically opaque. Some very nice melodies ("Cornflake Girl" and "Raspberry Swirl" in particular), but she seems to be using the English language as her own private code, where words have emotional resonance but are disconnected from any narrative or context. It's like I'm just seeing tiny fragments of a bigger picture, which I don't have nearly enough information to reconstruct. Intriguing and infuriating.
hmmm, that's the same reason i like her. and Kristin Hersh, M. Stipe and all those other opaque, poetic lyricists. but that's just me
She forgot a few vowels but not how to sing and make music. Good stuff to listen to :D
I know I keep talking about it but on VH1 Storytellers she did a terrific version of this song. The chitchat before the tune was interesting as well.
Tori is AMAZING. people who say very negative things about her are just not open to different experiences. :wave:
Originally Posted by GF: I'd rather have Tori than Jewel's insipid yodeling.
:lol:
To say what many others here have said, this is my favorite song from this album... Ahh...
tori amos is brilliant and does not get enough airplay, i love this song, one of my favorites from choirgirl, please play her music more. id really like to hear \'spring haze\'!
i LOVE this song. It\'s one of my favorites on \"From the Choirgirl Hotel\" and has some of my favorite Tori lyrics to date. \"We scream in cathedrals, why can\'t it be beautiful, why does there have to be a sacrifice.\"
I have had a damn hard time with Tori ever since \"Crucify\" rocked my world. That song was comprehensible and poetic, but everything since, pretty much, has been lyrically opaque. Some very nice melodies (\"Cornflake Girl\" and \"Raspberry Swirl\" in particular), but she seems to be using the English language as her own private code, where words have emotional resonance but are disconnected from any narrative or context. It\'s like I\'m just seeing tiny fragments of a bigger picture, which I don\'t have nearly enough information to reconstruct. Intriguing and infuriating.
Do you need to understand a song before you can say that you like it? i dunno.... yet. I mean, is \"It has a good beat and I can dance/grind to it\" enough? What about all those songs in other languages that we like, yet whose lyrics we don\'t necessarily understand?
I\'d rather have Tori than Jewel\'s insipid yodeling.