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Tori Amos — Caught A Lite Sneeze
Album: Boys For Pele
Avg rating:
6.5

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Total ratings: 1267









Released: 1997
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Caught a lite sneeze
Caught a light breeze
Caught a lightweight lightning seed
Boys on my left side
Boys on my right side
Boys in the middle and you're not here

I need a big loan from the girl zone

Building tumbling down
Didn't know our love was so small
Couldn't stand at all
Mr. St. John just bring your son

The spire is hot and my cells can't feed
And you've still got that Belle dragging your foots, yes
I'm hiding it well Sister Ernestine
But I still got that Belle dragging my foots, yes

Building tumbling down
Didn't know our love was so small
Couldn't stand at all
Mr. St. John just bring your son

Right on time you get closer and closer
Called my name there's no way in
Use that fame rent your wife and kids today
Yeah maybe she will, I said maybe she will

Caught a lite sneeze
Dreamed a little dream
Made my own pretty hate machine
Boys on my left side
Boys on my right side
Boys in the middle and you're not here
Boys in their dresses and you're not here

I need a big loan from the girl zone
I need a big loan from the girl zone

Building tumbling down
Didn't know our love was so small
Couldn't stand at all
Mr. St. John just bring your son
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 Chimpmeister wrote:
Unlistenable like everything else from Tori Amos and her mentor Kate Bush. Terrible stuff.
 
Sad. You're missing out.
Unlistenable like everything else from Tori Amos and her mentor Kate Bush. Terrible stuff.
Nice to join RP from Paris ;-)
 CaraP wrote:

Sorry, Tori was first. Peace 
 
In terms of performing, you're wrong:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk

 

"Years active1975–present"4 years before Tori
 the_real_mccoy wrote:
Tonight Matthew I'm going to be:  Bjork
 
Sorry, Tori was first. Peace 
 Salamus wrote:

Painful it is, and beautiful. 
 
I'm getting the 'beautiful' part....my 5's a 6 now....maybe a 7 one day....Long Live RP!!
 oldfart48 wrote:
painfull
 
Painful it is, and beautiful. 
Appreciate the songwriting artistry.  But it's boring.  Tanks but no tanks. 
Tonight Matthew I'm going to be:  Bjork
From me a weak 7- Quite Likeable  
 ziggytrix wrote: 
VERY interesting.  Thanks for posting the link.  Love both artists and would have never thought a tie....
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 ziggytrix wrote: 
cool. i did  not know that.
 latrippa wrote:
Is it really an harpsicord what I hear in background?
Great Tori song: 9
 


 
Yes. She used it quite a bit on this album.
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Does Tori throw in Nine Inch Nails references into her songs on purpose? She says "Pretty Hate Machine" here and actually says "nine inch nails" in another song.

 
In short, yes.

https://www.nin.wiki/Tori_Amos#Connection_to_NIN
'Ere, this is good, innit?  Perhaps it's because it's a mild Friday afternoon here and I'm going home in a minute.
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Does Tori throw in Nine Inch Nails references into her songs on purpose? She says "Pretty Hate Machine" here and actually says "nine inch nails" in another song.

 
Maybe. Trent Reznor sings on "Past The Mission".
Painful. Channeling another whiner/ wheezer-Alanis Morrisette
Is she having some sort of a seizure? PSD for sure.
Does Tori throw in Nine Inch Nails references into her songs on purpose? She says "Pretty Hate Machine" here and actually says "nine inch nails" in another song.
 kingart wrote:
I'm having a Bjork flashbackforwardmorph

 
I hear it too 
Tori always knows just what she is doing, even if others don't. I love her integrity as an artist.
I think she was ahead of her time.  I like her much better today than I did in 1997.  It's super nice.
I'm having a Bjork flashbackforwardmorph
 stalfnzo wrote:
If not for RP I never would have discovered my appreciation for Tori's music. Thanks Bill
 
Second. (Rebecca may have been involved in Tori's RP presence, as well, so, thanks both.)
Is that a Mannlicher stock on that rifle?  Nice.
If not for RP I never would have discovered my appreciation for Tori's music. Thanks Bill
Caught a lite sneeze
Dreamed a little dream
Made my own pretty hate machine

That gets an A
Splendid.

  eroz wrote:

This is classic Tori. One of her best.

 

eroz wrote:



What I said!

 

I'm with eroz and eroz.


I really like this one. I'm finding many songs I like here, some from artists I know but didn't know the song.
I like Tori, but this song is a little over the top...

Meh
 eroz wrote:
This is classic Tori. One of her best.

 

What I said!
Tori forever!!
 Solanus wrote:
Given that Tori released Boys for Pele 15 years before Feist released Metals, which the Wiki says was almost entirely written in 2010 and beyond, chances are pretty good that the Cornflake Girl didn't intend her song to be a response to Feist's.
 
Right…the other way around—if anything.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I won't reprint the picture, but thanks OTB, for a good laugh on an otherwise Sh**ty Thursday!

 


Is it really an harpsicord what I hear in background?
Great Tori song: 9
 

would love to see Tori Amos live....bucket list for concerts. Just missed her in Australia at the Sydney Opera House.
She looks very sexy with that rifle....


Women + Guns = marriage proposal.... 
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 Carl wrote:
Bill, I swear you play this just to get the commentators riled up! Is this a spoof on Feist's "Caught a Long Wind"? (Like Nellie McKay's "Get Away From Me" CD was a spoof on all the Come Away With Me, etc., releases of the era.) Who knows…

 

Given that Tori released Boys for Pele 15 years before Feist released Metals, which the Wiki says was almost entirely written in 2010 and beyond, chances are pretty good that the Cornflake Girl didn't intend her song to be a response to Feist's.
This is classic Tori. One of her best.
Tori makes me always happy. It is beautiful, even if it's miles and miles away from the cornflake girl
Horrible...  {#Hand}
Bill, I swear you play this just to get the commentators riled up! Is this a spoof on Feist's "Caught a Long Wind"? (Like Nellie McKay's "Get Away From Me" CD was a spoof on all the Come Away With Me, etc., releases of the era.) Who knows…
painfull
Hmmmm....how to rate this song? Strictly within Ms. Amos' body of work, I'd give it at least a 7. But when compared to everything else out there, I'd give it maybe a 3. So a 5?
 d-don wrote:
I thought there was a cat fight going on in my barn. 
 
I can't image how wonderful it must be to have a barn.  I've barely got room for a shed.
How's this for a Mondegreen?  For the longest time I couldn't figure out what she was singing where it sounded not entirely unlike "getting stoned at IHOP"...
OMG, the gasping is horrific.
 d-don wrote:
I thought there was a cat fight going on in my barn. 
 

Love that PSD button.  kcar wrote:

Now that you mention it...{#Think} --> {#Clap} You're right! 

Love that PSD button.  

 

You ARE RIGHT!  There is a cat fight in my head every time I hear Tori Amos!!

PSD faster than a Pearl Jam tune !!!
 d-don wrote:
I thought there was a cat fight going on in my barn. 
 
Now that you mention it...{#Think} --> {#Clap} You're right! 

Love that PSD button.  
I thought there was a cat fight going on in my barn. 
 SaschaKH wrote:

It is written by Tori Amos and was on her album 'Boys for Pele' from 1996. I think that was the first time it was released but maybe someone has covered it later.
BTW not my fav Tori song, but still very good.

 
It's been covered interestingly by Voltaire, a Cuban-American glam-goth artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RrPtKE8Xzk
 F1 wrote:
 linden wrote:
 TerryS wrote:

But still only an 8?

My take: Let's see if she has the staying power of Mr Burke. See you in 35 years.

Shirker.


Shouldn't take long. She's already clocked 19 years. That's better than the Beatles were able to do.


For shame!   What the Beatles accomplished in 7 years she couldn't do in a 100.
 
I'm kinda agreeing here.  My personal dislike for most Tori material aside, she does have a very good voice and is quite the poet with her lyrics. I can understand the appeal, even if it doesn't appeal to me.

That being said, Tori doesn't have the talent of the Beatles.  Plus, there were 3 exceptional (and one pretty darn good) people in the Beatles that had to resolve personal, ego, and financial issues in order to stay together as a group.  As it worked out, the personal and the ego issues were too much and the group had to go their separate ways.

If you consider all the success in the solo careers that the individual members of the Beatles have had, each one would be at least as successful if not much more so than Tori.  Take away Lennon's assination and George Harrison's early death, and both of them would still be as relevant in today's music as Paul is now.  Ringo...  well...  aside from an interesting style of playing, I don't see that he contributed much.  I'm no Beatles historian, but from my personal exposure to the group, I don't really feel like he brought much to the table.

 
 socalhol wrote:

Okay, you made me look!  I didn't remember if I'd seen it before — found it here.  Watching it reminds me of the movie Inception.

 
I'm watching the video and hearing a dishwashing commercial, wtf? 
 Boston_Ed wrote:
One of Tori's best tunes, and one of her most artistic video's.
 
Okay, you made me look!  I didn't remember if I'd seen it before — found it here.  Watching it reminds me of the movie Inception.


 MissAmy wrote:
"boys on my left side
boys on my right side
boys in the middle
but you're not here" The woman is a freaking Goddess. How does this song not scream "unrequited love pain pain pain."

Yes, I particularly like that line she drops in about "pretty hate machine" — referencing Trent Reznor (title of his album, probably about her) and the tumultuous relationship she had with him.  Artistic outlet for bad break-up angst!

 The_Enemy wrote:

the first album

Quite the change.


 
There are a couple of very good songs on that album...

 vivakitty wrote:
Is this a cover? Or has someone else covered it?  The lyrics are sounding familiar, but I could swear I didn't know it as as Tori Amos song.
 
It is written by Tori Amos and was on her album 'Boys for Pele' from 1996. I think that was the first time it was released but maybe someone has covered it later.
BTW not my fav Tori song, but still very good.

 linden wrote:
 TerryS wrote:

But still only an 8?

My take: Let's see if she has the staying power of Mr Burke. See you in 35 years.

Shirker.


Shouldn't take long. She's already clocked 19 years. That's better than the Beatles were able to do.


For shame!   What the Beatles accomplished in 7 years she couldn't do in a 100.
Is this a cover? Or has someone else covered it?  The lyrics are sounding familiar, but I could swear I didn't know it as as Tori Amos song.
And the stresses of the day float away...{#Meditate}
One of Tori's best tunes, and one of her most artistic video's. I don't ger tired of this one.

One of my least favorite of her album covers tho. 

 TerryS wrote:

But still only an 8?

My take: Let's see if she has the staying power of Mr Burke. See you in 35 years.

Shirker.


Shouldn't take long. She's already clocked 19 years. That's better than the Beatles were able to do.

whoa, Tusk, The Fixx and Tori Amos in succession — which circle of hell is this? {#Frustrated}
 realsleep wrote:
 (we ignore her true "first album", of course).   
 

the first album

Quite the change.


Her angst always sounds forced to me.  I don't hate her, I just don't like her.  I've tried since my first exposure to her in 1995, really I have.
This is so much better than anything on her new album IMHO

But still only an 8?

My take: Let's see if she has the staying power of Mr Burke. See you in 35 years.

Shirker.

 
realsleep wrote:
The album cover looks like a Sarah Palin spoof....

 As for comparisons to Tori's other albums, I would like to defend Boys for Pele.  Although I find Under the Pink haunting, thematically purer, and just a very strong work, Boys for Pele represents Tori's diversity much better.  She gets to be playfully serious, seriously playful, full of joy in one song and sorrow in the next.  "Not the Red Baron" gives me chills even now.  Mr. Zebra still makes me laugh.  I think Pele marks a watershed moment for Tori, where she got to make the kind of album she wanted without so much studio input.  

"Little Earthquakes" was cloaked with newness— here was a star being showcased for the first time.  But it was also cloaked with some amateurness, a newbie's over-earnestness.  Refreshing, to be sure, but at times trying too hard.

"Under the Pink" had a lot of stripped down songs, with the studio-inserted string sequences adding some extra substance at times, but at other times distracting from the piano.  Mostly, though, here was Tori and a piano—what a pairing!  Listening to Under the Pink, I often feel like I am in a giant, empty warehouse, and all I can hear is Tori and a piano somewhere unseen at the other end of the building.  This was a mature and beautiful album.

"Boys for Pele" came along, and Tori was showing off.  She used a harpsichord and other old-fashioned instruments.  She sang about whatever she wants and made 180 degree turns from one song to the next.  She had 4 minute ballads and 30 seconds improv pieces.  She was having fun, and I was, too.  She was experimenting freely, which marks an artist now in full control.  And I would say she accomplished a rare trifecta— three strong studio albums to start out a career.  (we ignore her true "first album", of course).   

After Pele, Tori wandered for a while.  She tried to make her works more "rock", and that never really succeeded.  "Scarlet's Walk" marked a nice return to form, though, and I would say since then she has been consistent.  Of course not as raw and powerful as she was. 

           
 

Sometimes overwrought is kinda cool
The album cover looks like a Sarah Palin spoof....

 As for comparisons to Tori's other albums, I would like to defend Boys for Pele.  Although I find Under the Pink haunting, thematically purer, and just a very strong work, Boys for Pele represents Tori's diversity much better.  She gets to be playfully serious, seriously playful, full of joy in one song and sorrow in the next.  "Not the Red Baron" gives me chills even now.  Mr. Zebra still makes me laugh.  I think Pele marks a watershed moment for Tori, where she got to make the kind of album she wanted without so much studio input.  

"Little Earthquakes" was cloaked with newness— here was a star being showcased for the first time.  But it was also cloaked with some amateurness, a newbie's over-earnestness.  Refreshing, to be sure, but at times trying too hard.

"Under the Pink" had a lot of stripped down songs, with the studio-inserted string sequences adding some extra substance at times, but at other times distracting from the piano.  Mostly, though, here was Tori and a piano—what a pairing!  Listening to Under the Pink, I often feel like I am in a giant, empty warehouse, and all I can hear is Tori and a piano somewhere unseen at the other end of the building.  This was a mature and beautiful album.

"Boys for Pele" came along, and Tori was showing off.  She used a harpsichord and other old-fashioned instruments.  She sang about whatever she wants and made 180 degree turns from one song to the next.  She had 4 minute ballads and 30 seconds improv pieces.  She was having fun, and I was, too.  She was experimenting freely, which marks an artist now in full control.  And I would say she accomplished a rare trifecta— three strong studio albums to start out a career.  (we ignore her true "first album", of course).   

After Pele, Tori wandered for a while.  She tried to make her works more "rock", and that never really succeeded.  "Scarlet's Walk" marked a nice return to form, though, and I would say since then she has been consistent.  Of course not as raw and powerful as she was. 

           
Is this song sub-titled "Swimming with Flipper"? Ouch. Still ho hum at best.
Tori rules!
Not her best work. She's better on "Under the Pink," "Scarlett's Walk," "The Beekeeper," and of course - "Little Earthquakes." "Boys for Pele" and "From the Choirgirl Hotel" are lame and just - I dunno - not comparable.
Stop dryer, remove cat. :frustrated:
Come on, Tori is awesome and unique. If you don't like her, change to the LRC channel or something. She's had a lot of crap go on in her life, and she expresses it through her artform. What's wrong with that?
aquadonia wrote:
What third leg? I just see a snake... Or has something gone over my head?
It's a slit-skirt. and one leg is outside of it creating the illusion of a 3rd leg/pantleg. :rolleyes:
maxmox wrote:
On three legs?
What third leg? I just see a snake... Or has something gone over my head?
MissAmy wrote:
It's mud. The album art is supposed to indicate that she's been mucking around in a farm all day. I'm not quite sure why.
On three legs?
Geecheeboy wrote:
I kinda like Tori. But I am curious... what is that all over her leg? Henna tattoo for the day? A strange stocking? Somebody draw on her with a sharpie? can't tell...
It's mud. The album art is supposed to indicate that she's been mucking around in a farm all day. I'm not quite sure why.
I kinda like Tori. But I am curious... what is that all over her leg? Henna tattoo for the day? A strange stocking? Somebody draw on her with a sharpie? can't tell...
RP listeners seem to either love or hate Tori. I lean towards the latter camp. Can anyone point me to some of music that isn't so breathy, swoopy and deliberately off beat? I think I could go for her style, but her stuff just seems so forced and attention-seeking. "Look at me! I'm distressed and moody!" The Swiss have a saying: To each little animal, his own little pleasures. Somehow that seems fitting when I think of Tori Amos. :think:
That "breathy" voice is terrible! Wish I had some earplugs right now!
DigitalJer wrote:
Agreed. Can I c/p this for every flame on here? I'm beginning to think RP needs to be moderated.
AMEN! :beat: Sick to death of the obnoxious snarks! Grow the F___up! (I don't personally like much of Amos, but this one has personal meaning, so it gets an 8 from me).
"boys on my left side boys on my right side boys in the middle but you're not here" The woman is a freaking Goddess. How does this song not scream "unrequited love pain pain pain."
agnes wrote:
Zero 7 to one of my favorite Tori songs. Bill, you rock my world!!! Seeing this tune live, and watching her flip from the piano to the harpsichord, sometimes playing both at the same time... this woman is a goddess. THE goddess.
:meditate:
aharamanx wrote:
:frustrated: :butt: :butt: :frustrated: Just when you thought she couldn't get any worse.
:clap:
pannaramma wrote:
ouch
I was about to say "that was just painful" but look, a pithier person beat me to it.
ouch
Zero 7 to one of my favorite Tori songs. Bill, you rock my world!!! Seeing this tune live, and watching her flip from the piano to the harpsichord, sometimes playing both at the same time... this woman is a goddess. THE goddess.
stratolounge wrote:
Nice tune. I want to know what she is hunting for?
me :)
Nice tune. I want to know what she is hunting for?
luminousjune wrote:
P.S. If you don't like her, fine. I can understand how some people might not dig her style. But is it necessary to flame every time she is played? Obviously, there are people who enjoy her music and RP will probably keep playing her. Just my two cents. No need to get angry. :no: :chillpill:
Agreed. Can I c/p this for every flame on here? I'm beginning to think RP needs to be moderated.
this song always made me laugh.
luminousjune wrote:
Thank you. I was just thinking about how I could use a bit of Tori in my day. P.S. If you don't like her, fine. I can understand how some people might not dig her style. But is it necessary to flame every time she is played? Obviously, there are people who enjoy her music and RP will probably keep playing her. Just my two cents. No need to get angry. :no: :chillpill:
Right on. Glad for the Tori in my day, too. :yes:
formersnowbug wrote:
I marvel that this song actually got radio play.
me too: it's a 3
I remember when Tori hit the music scene, every new women vocalist had a voice like her, wonder what happened to them. I think the uniqueness of her voice doesn't transend to others. Probably a good thing.
slartibart_O wrote:
...just makes me want to pour drano down my ears .
To unclog your blockage? Good idea! :lol:
Oh yea, she can make a Bosendorfer beg for mercy.
she's hot and saucy :wave:
Shivers, just shivers ... mmmmmmm!
Meh, this is pretty dreadful
slartibart_O wrote:
there are alot of women vocalists that i really connect with but tori has that something extra special that just makes me want to pour drano down my ears .
Woah! I totally can picture that and it isn't pretty.
Pipes wrote:
Yes, even trolls have their goddesses.
Trolls ROCK!
the percussion track on this is excellent
mrrmt wrote:
And those that worship a goddess such as TORI! ;)
Yes, even trolls have their goddesses.
just a great song! i love it!
Pipes wrote:
There are those that might worship a troll....
And those that worship a goddess such as TORI! ;)
kmh wrote:
ALWAYS A 10 IN MY BOOK. I'M SO HAPPY THAT I "GET HER"....IT'S TOO BAD THAT MOST OF YOU DON'T.
yeah, that's the problem... we just don't 'get her.' nice use of caps by the way. everything is now clear. Roverfish wrote:
I'm curious, is Tori summoning dolphins here?
i think she may think so. let's ask the guy who 'gets her.'
Ten years later and I still haven't managed to shake this album. I still listen to it pretty regularly, and I marvel that this song - which I love - actually got radio play.
Oh good! Now we get to hear HER have an asthma attack too. 1 a-n-d mute.
This song reminds me of a quote Tori said herself "I need a man who would be kind to my daughter but still would throw me against the wall and .... me" well I you can fill in the blank... Love it.
Thank you. I was just thinking about how I could use a bit of Tori in my day. P.S. If you don't like her, fine. I can understand how some people might not dig her style. But is it necessary to flame every time she is played? Obviously, there are people who enjoy her music and RP will probably keep playing her. Just my two cents. No need to get angry. :no: :chillpill:
Love the harpsichord.
I can't stand her screeching.
This pierces my brain, and not in a good way.
...Boy For Pele Caught A Lite Sneeze in Reading Pa.? ...