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Tori Amos — Taxi Ride
Album: Scarlet's Walk
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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
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 WBOB wrote:
Saw Tori years back played before Alanis Morrisette, Tori stole the show!

The Tori fans left after she was done.
 
Chicago? I was there; amazing concert.
 WBOB wrote:
Saw Tori years back played before Alanis Morrisette, Tori stole the show!

The Tori fans left after she was done.
 
Not all of us :-)  

Of course that could be because some of the people I dragged to the Tori show were more interested in Alanis.

That was a weird tour - not great venues for a Tori show.  Dug the tour she did with Ben Folds though...
Saw Tori years back played before Alanis Morrisette, Tori stole the show!

The Tori fans left after she was done.
I‘m Not familiar with Tori Amos work besides these few songs I‘ve got to know on RP, but upon listening to this one for the first time I immediately filed it as a 2002 to 2004 production. Just the sound of the guitars, ist reminded me strongly of John Mayers „Room for Squares“ which was produced around the same time. There‘s just something symptomatic about the style of early 2000 productions- not to sound too general- this one is of course narrowed down to said artists.
Tori is exceptional and this album had a continuum that was uplifting.  It's her one album that I will play like a book.
 Tom_Price wrote:
Good song. Structurally unique. Requires a bit of an open mind to acquire the sweet ambrosia of harmonies. Yum, yum, Tori.

 
Good post, friend.  She's not normally my cup of tea, but this is definitely a good one.
Good song. Structurally unique. Requires a bit of an open mind to acquire the sweet ambrosia of harmonies. Yum, yum, Tori.
Two me's like this song.  {#Moon}

 
gosvimmink wrote:
one me hates this song

 


Good song.
This might be my favorite Tori album, though Night of Hunters may have finally surpassed it... if not, it's a close second.
 {#Iamwithstupid}Hoosfoos wrote:
Daily obligatory Tori vomit.

 


 Hoosfoos wrote:
Daily obligatory Tori vomit.

 
Daily obligatory vomit {#Arrowu}   {#Yawn}
Daily obligatory Tori vomit.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}
Love this track and the visceral power of "just another dead fag/just another light missing on this long taxi ride" in amongst the layered, rather sweet vocals and almost electronic haze of a soundscape.

Forty women in my mushrooming multitude of churches just said they love this song...
 
This song is really getting to me today, in a good way.
I like the vocal layering she does on this and many other songs. Reminds me of Joni Mitchell's work.
one me hates this song
Four scumbag bike shop mechanics in our shop hate this song


Four women in my hotel room right now just said they love this song...

 
I like this song better than other Tori Amos songs.  She isn't whining as much.  Sounds pretty good.  Good selection!

This song is soooo good for the ears...

 moonchildsce wrote:
Even on this seemingly "pretty" song....Tori Amos still has the ability to grate my nerves.

{#Confused}
 
My sentiment exactly....

 agnes wrote:
This album was the end of the good Tori, sadly.
 
Have to agree. Even if it does have its lengths, it flows quite well and has some very fine tracks on it.

Also, on a more superficial note, her last album with a beautifully designed cover. Her botox-meets-photoshop look on recent releases just makes me sad (especially on Midwinter Graces, shudder - look below at your own risk).

Tori Amos - Midwinter Graces cover

 ufamsm wrote:
"just another dead fag to you, that's all / just another light missing"

Man, this song gives me the shivers sometimes. That and blind rage at those attitudes out there and coming face to face with them sometimes. 
 

Mmm-hmm. That's what Tori excels at — wrapping the evil in a pretty candy shell so you don't notice it immediately.
"just another dead fag to you, that's all / just another light missing"

Man, this song gives me the shivers sometimes. That and blind rage at those attitudes out there and coming face to face with them sometimes. 
 Xeric wrote:
. . . a bit fingernails-on-chalkboardish for me . . .
 
I generally loathe Tori, but I don't mind this song/CD (and I really like the cover photo).


At the high end of her range she gets a bit fingernails-on-chalkboardish for me.  But man, down low, there. . . .
 DeeCee1109 wrote:
This is what Madonna wished she could sound like . . .
 
I wish Madonna could sound like this, too, I might consider liking her?

i have said this before and it's worth repeating; tori is hot on at least two different levels . . .
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

i was just thinking of this song.. :)
Even on this seemingly "pretty" song....Tori Amos still has the ability to grate my nerves.

{#Confused}
This is what Madonna wished she could sound like . . .
Vocal layering is something of a cliche these days, but it really works on this song.
A Tori song that makes you happy. Not easy to find
Always love to hear Tori
I'm not generally a fan of her music, but this is really nice....
This is one of my favourites from her.
I'd like to hear "Me and a Gun" honestly.
This song actually doesn't piss me off. 
AWESOME and THANK YOU for playing this.  "The whole world is starting to believe you..."  Keep up the good work RP!!!!{#Roflol}
bhudevi wrote:
This is one of the catchiest songs on what is, in my opinion, Tori's best album. Not as profound as much of her work, but easy to enjoy.


Others might have other personal favorites, but I agree this album is simply terrific from start to finish. And what I like best is that all the songs are stunningly pretty, just like this song. None of her more challenging odd sounding songs on this record— and I do like some of her more weird songs, some not, but this record is just sparkling with harmonies, melodic beauty, and richly textured and catchy. It's the one that sold me on Tori. I should also add that I haven't fully grasped all the lyrics, which tackle a lot of female identity and women's struggles as well as feminist themes that Tori is obsessed with, but the songs are all part of a cycle in a whole concept album on this record.

bhudevi wrote:
This is one of the catchiest songs on what is, in my opinion, Tori's best album. Not as profound as much of her work, but easy to enjoy.
While I don't agree that it's her best album (my personal fave is "Little Earthquakes"), I do think that this album was her best since "Under the Pink". Her other releases during that time were a little too spotty for me, and her lyrics were too obscure on some of the songs. There are exceptions to this, of course ("Hey Jupiter", for instance), but overall I preferred this album because it was more consistent all the way through.
milchschnitte wrote:
:puke: this is one of the worst. why makes this woman music? couldn't she be a stewardess or cowgirl or something?
or a waitress serving huhner suppe at the alster-au? THEN would you appreciate her value?
:puke: this is one of the worst. why makes this woman music? couldn't she be a stewardess or cowgirl or something?
Thank you, thank you so much for playing Tori... this makes me a happy gal... Seeing her perform LIVE is a memorable treat; don't pass up the opportunity!
This is one of the catchiest songs on what is, in my opinion, Tori's best album. Not as profound as much of her work, but easy to enjoy.
pianocomposer wrote:
I like most of Tori's music, but this song is overrated
I feel exactly the opposite: I lost interest after her first few albums, but I'm REALLY enjoying this song. YMMV :smile:
I'm glad Bill's been digging up some stuff from this album lately. The first Tori album I ever bought, and the first one to have a real personal connection to a period in my life... Kinda makes me nostalgic.
a song noone really needs from an album noone really needs. There's much more much better stuff by her.
Love this album, much better than the last one.
Love you Tori!
lifeboatb wrote:
I like her outfit on the album cover, but it will definitely date in a few years. What do y'all think--should album cover art avoid obvious references to the year the album was made, or is it all part of the deal?
I'm not sure what you mean :wink: : OK the '80s are over, but this look, on the other hand, is timeless: I'd guess Tori chooses album art which hints at the music within. Perhaps the cover for Scarlet is supposed to evoke an era (of lost American innocence?), while Crucify is timeless. We'd been nailing ourselves to crosses long before the American experiment began.
LOVE IT. "This thing you call love, she smiles way too much" This album was the end of the good Tori, sadly.
YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!! :good-vibes:
pianocomposer wrote:
I like most of Tori's music, but this song is overrated, IMO. Also, I have seen recent interviews with Tori and her new age consciousness-raising mantra. She's a crazy-weird person...not someone I would want to know personally. Given her history, I guess that's understandable. She will spend the rest of her life (as a very sensitive artist) trying to compensate for what an older man did to her before she was 18.
I'm sure most crazy-weird people would shy away from you anyway.
I like her outfit on the album cover, but it will definitely date in a few years. What do y'all think--should album cover art avoid obvious references to the year the album was made, or is it all part of the deal?
Great song, first time I heard it. Liked the intro a lot and could hear Tori in it before she started singing...
Sweet.
I love this song...
Wow, a Tori song that I don't hate. This and "Cornflake Girl".
redeyespy wrote:
Since you're inquiring: actually, yes. I've had some positively epic flatulence today. I think it had more to do with that bowl of Fiber One (plus that delectable Amy's burrito, oi!) than with any of my attempts at Serious Music Criticism, though.
:lol: Bring on the music!
maxmox wrote:
Get some abdominal loosening?
Since you're inquiring: actually, yes. I've had some positively epicflatulence today. I think it had more to do with that bowl of Fiber One (plus that delectable Amy's burrito, oi!) than any of my attempts at Serious Music Criticism though.
healyf52 wrote:
Show me an artist that isn't screwed up, f'ed over, chumped, dumped, disregarded, disprespected, laughed at, abused, marginalized, the list goes on. If it weren't for the pain, there'd be no beauty. Sweet, sweet pain..
11/10 for commentary.
redeyespy wrote:
Tori is "focused" enough here to make the sort of music that caught my attention originally during her post "Y Can't Tori Read" period. IMO, she got a bit eccentric and (Oh no! THAT WORD ALERT) pretentious before regaining her voice with this album.
Plenty of serious insects in here today it seems. Try to avoid analysis paralysis though folks. Get some abdominal loosening?
pianocomposer wrote:
I like most of Tori's music, but this song is overrated, IMO. Also, I have seen recent interviews with Tori and her new age consciousness-raising mantra. She's a crazy-weird person...not someone I would want to know personally. Given her history, I guess that's understandable. She will spend the rest of her life (as a very sensitive artist) trying to compensate for what an older man did to her before she was 18.
wow...i make fun of tori's loopiness on occasion...but this is just BITTER!
pianocomposer wrote:
I like most of Tori's music, but this song is overrated, IMO. Also, I have seen recent interviews with Tori and her new age consciousness-raising mantra. She's a crazy-weird person...not someone I would want to know personally. Given her history, I guess that's understandable. She will spend the rest of her life (as a very sensitive artist) trying to compensate for what an older man did to her before she was 18.
Show me an artist that isn't screwed up, f'ed over, chumped, dumped, disregarded, disprespected, laughed at, abused, marginalized, the list goes on. If it weren't for the pain, there'd be no beauty. Sweet, sweet pain..
:hug:
beelzebubba wrote:
I have yet to hear a Tori Amos song that does anything for me.
I like most of Tori's music, but this song is overrated, IMO. Also, I have seen recent interviews with Tori and her new age consciousness-raising mantra. She's a crazy-weird person...not someone I would want to know personally. Given her history, I guess that's understandable. She will spend the rest of her life (as a very sensitive artist) trying to compensate for what an older man did to her before she was 18.
Trustocity wrote:
Hi! It's me, the Tori purist! Back to rant again... Tori focused... what's the point? Some of you are saying, it's so much better when she sounds like everyone else, i.e. not herself. Doesn't ANYONE like "Boys for Pele?" That album is definitely... oh wait a minute... what's the word... Oh yeah - ECLECTIC. Outrageous, experimental, evokative. This song doesn't suck, she obviously crafted it with care, but man, she's going to end up like Sting at this rate.
I'll always love her and feel that Pele is her best work. Choirgirl really worked for me, but since then it's been... well, this.
Well, I like the cover photo.
beelzebubba wrote:
I have yet to hear a Tori Amos song that does anything for me.
I feel that way about some of the most popular groups in history so i can relate. I feel that way about, dare I say it on THIS site, the Beatles. Same way about the Clash and Cake. But I on the other hand have yet to hear a Tori Amos song that I didnt instantly like. Very different, very emotional. Good solid stuff.
Trustocity wrote:
Hi! It's me, the Tori purist! Back to rant again... Tori focused... what's the point? Some of you are saying, it's so much better when she sounds like everyone else, i.e. not herself. Doesn't ANYONE like "Boys for Pele?" That album is definitely... oh wait a minute... what's the word... Oh yeah - ECLECTIC. Outrageous, experimental, evokative. This song doesn't suck, she obviously crafted it with care, but man, she's going to end up like Sting at this rate.
Tori is "focused" enough here to make the sort of music that caught my attention originally during her post "Y Can't Tori Read" period. IMO, she got a bit eccentric and (Oh no! THAT WORD ALERT) pretentious before regaining her voice with this album.
Hi! It's me, the Tori purist! Back to rant again... Tori focused... what's the point? Some of you are saying, it's so much better when she sounds like everyone else, i.e. not herself. Doesn't ANYONE like "Boys for Pele?" That album is definitely... oh wait a minute... what's the word... Oh yeah - ECLECTIC. Outrageous, experimental, evokative. This song doesn't suck, she obviously crafted it with care, but man, she's going to end up like Sting at this rate.
I have yet to hear a Tori Amos song that does anything for me.
I love this Tori Amos, but I also love the Tori Amos that made the incredible cover of 97' Bonnie & Clyde - better than Eminem's by a mile.
it just occurred to me that i've really enjoyed tori amos for a really long time, and yet i've never actually purchased any of her albums. i think i'm going to...
Tori, focused. :clap:
She used to irritate me, but this whole CD is great. Great song too.
YES! finally a tori song i like. i knew there was hope.
One of her best songs in years.
This cd occupied me for the entire last winter. Amazing album...albiet a bit on the bassy side .. but, one great song after another. All friggen 18 of em!... got to see a number of them live when she came thru on the scarlet's walk tour. It's hard for me to understand some people's loathing of her. it's a word that gets used a bit too easily at times, but I think in the sphere of music Tori truly does qualify as genius. I think that people that hate her do so just because they don't have sufficient "m" factor in their I.Q... I guess it's not unlike an idiot trying to appreciate the theories of Einstein. It's just no use tryin to explain it to them.
Not huge Tori fan, but some of her songs are just plain excellent. This would be one of em.
This is the very best song from her wonderful road album 'Scarlet's Walk.' Since it was the second single off of this album, I'm almost certain she recorded a music video to accompany it. Has anyone seen it? I haven't been so lucky!
heeb wrote:
Great song, but what's with the BIG basses? I don't own the original, but I just can't imagine that the basses were so over-present on it. Maybe the uploader added some bass boost? If so, please upload the original, and let us add bass if we want to! I can't imagine any producer wanting sooo much bass in any production. Anyone any comments on this?
It does sound proper on the CD...
No wrote:
sounds like a cat screaming under a truck. please i don't want a "ToriAmos/hour" anymore...
:?: Seems impossible we are listening to the same song here... S
I love when she sings "I'm glad you're on my side, still..." :whistle:
That's the last thing Tori fans want. Her first album sucked. She's even told her fans not to buy it.
I think he was talking about "Little Earthquakes", not "Y Kant Tori Rede", which most people don't know existed... Great song, BTW. Jason
Originally Posted by ladyj: I don't know why people think every album should sound like the first.
That's the last thing Tori fans want. Her first album sucked. She's even told her fans not to buy it.
This album is really good. It is a little subdued, but still has some beautiful vocals
I like this one.
The chorus makes me think that Huey, Duey and Luey got a gig.
I\'ve heard better. :roll:
:wave: she is a beautiful girl~~
sounds like a cat screaming under a truck. please i don\'t want a \"ToriAmos/hour\" anymore...
Kate Bush never fails to entertain the heart and soul of this listener with her true to herself music. :wave: (Apologies to lunartaxi)
Originally Posted by heeb: And where are the HIGHs? :cry: Beautiful song btw :notworthy: :bounce:
I's modern. Cars that go boom y'know. The highs got lost with all the phase shifting. The production is a bit much, but it's a good track. Thanks Bill. :wave:
Tori Amos never fails to entertain the heart and soul of this listener with her true to herself music. :)
Originally Posted by justlistening: Getting closer to purchasing this CD me thinks.
Do it! This CD converted me. I have a new respect for Tori. The songs on this CD, I can relate to and think they are beautiful. It's a good one. :)
Originally Posted by heeb: Great song, but what's with the BIG basses?
And where are the HIGHs? :cry: Beautiful song btw :notworthy: :bounce:
Never been much of a Tori Amos fan, but this song makes me want to give her another chance. :clap:
I don't know why people think every album should sound like the first. I look forward to her new albums and lyrics. For all those who are also fans or even the ones who are not and are curious to find out more about what the album or songs are about heres a link to a show that aired December 17th on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic. Just Tori and her piano performs a set of hand picked songs (something I'm sure some of us miss with Tori) and talks about some of the meaning of her songs and her album: https://kcrw.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=mb&air_date=12/17/02&tmplt_type=show
Great song, but what\'s with the BIG basses? I don\'t own the original, but I just can\'t imagine that the basses were so over-present on it. Maybe the uploader added some bass boost? If so, please upload the original, and let us add bass if we want to! I can\'t imagine any producer wanting sooo much bass in any production. Anyone any comments on this?
This is by far my favorite Tori song. Her haunting voice sends shivers down the back of my neck. Great music, great RP.
These opaque narratives on the album (Scarlet\'s Walk)fascinate and haunt me. Scarlet helps us inhabit some insightful, mysterious, frightening, and affirming places in the psychic landscape. After hearing the disc about 50 times, I\'ve decided it\'s the record of the year for 2002.
Getting closer to purchasing this CD me thinks.
Originally Posted by eric: Wow, total Kate Bush ripoff!
Man I hear that all the freaking time on this forum. Can you give me an exact song title to download where I can hear how this is a Kate Bush Ripoff!!!! No one has ever given any examples or even said what particularly is being ripped off about Bush's style. :??:
i danced in an empty parking lot at 4am with a girl I shouldn\'t have been with to cornflakegirl. it was summer. dot
i might like tori amos a little more if i didn\'t hear her SO OFTEN on RP!!! especially this song....
Good and fresh, new sound for Tori...
originally posted by lbrc: that is in alot of her music-she was raped by a fan, but who knows about her childhood-disturbed! i like her first few albums better. :cool:
i actually think the rape is a bit in dispute. i've also heard her say it was an attempted rape by a fan, but that seeing thelma and louise mader her think of it and that's why she wrote me and a gun.
I so don\'t hear a little girl voice from her at all.
originally posted by catmaven: my ears have trouble with a woman singing so as to sound like a very little girl . . . was she abused in her childhood, perhaps?
that is in alot of her music-she was raped by a fan, but who knows about her childhood-disturbed! i like her first few albums better. :cool:
Originally Posted by eric: Wow, total Kate Bush ripoff!
I haven't heard much Kate Bush, but this album sounds less like Bush than stuff I heard 6-10 years back. Not saying that Kate doesn't at times sound like this, but as much as I hear this jab at Tori, I can't help but note how few Kate fans like Tori and how few Tori fans seem to like Tori. Kevin
My ears have trouble with a woman singing so as to sound like a very little girl . . . was she abused in her childhood, perhaps?
so what.. :??:
Originally Posted by eric: Wow, total Kate Bush ripoff!
i was wondering why i wasn't completely hating this.... :rolleyes:
Wow, total Kate Bush ripoff!