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Tori Amos — Gold Dust
Album: Scarlet's Walk
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Total ratings: 944









Released: 2002
Length: 5:44
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Sights and sounds pull me back down another year
I was here, I was here
Whipping past the reflecting pool
Me and 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
And 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 colour 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
In our hands
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Wonderful song.  Great piano, fabulous string arrangement, typical Tori lyrical brilliance.  Solid 10 from me.
 Salamus wrote:

There is only one Tori Amos.
 
And especially - there is only one Kate Bush.



From me a 9
More pretty poetry...
 user4176 wrote:

Kate Bush is being played here all the time. And just because T. Amos is also a woman who writes and sings in the late 20th/early 21st century, doesn't make her a clone, in my opinion. They do have some things in common, agreed, the high voice, the somewhat melodramatic intonation, the often eccentric lyrics. But seriously, take any two or three characteristics of a musician and you'll find a hundred others that have those as well. 
 
There is only one Tori Amos.
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Stop it please. Before I comit suicide?
 
Do it .... species improvement
 SCULLY wrote:
{#Frustrated}  Please stop it its hurting my head

 
use friendly PSD button then {#Wink}
{#Frustrated}  Please stop it its hurting my head
From me 7 - Quite Likeable  
An achingly beautiful song, straight 10 for me. It's more than sad, it's deeply appreciative of the beauty that was lost, and they lost so much. The whole album works and is my favorite from her, and this song is the perfect ending. It's really well produced too and such a treat on headphones!

I get that her vocal stylings, sometimes experimental and discordant sound, and often down mood can put people off. Many think she's pretentious. I guess that means she pretends to be affected, but I believe that the act is real. She really is that sensitive and in a unique way. If you've heard her wacky interviews, that fits in with her being way out there and looking back in at all of us. How odd do we seem to her, and to each other for that matter? So while it's sad, it's also a perceptive and honest commentary on our various conditions. There is joy to be had too. I'm not sure how to end this, but I'll say she's a challenging artist and well worth the effort if you like any of her work.
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Stop it please. Before I comit suicide?

 
Decisions, decisions...
Dammit.

For whatever reason, I've never warmed up to Tori, I've tried. For 25 years. And to have this follow Peter Gabriel — Love To Be Loved (great segue, BTW) just brought me down. 
This is too sad...
 ppopp wrote:
If you think Wuthering Heights is Kate Bush's best, you probably only know her early singles. 

bupanishad2012 wrote:
If you are going to play this Kate Bush clone, why not play Kate Bush? Especially, "Wuthering Heights"? It's still her best, by far!
 

 
Kate Bush is being played here all the time. And just because T. Amos is also a woman who writes and sings in the late 20th/early 21st century, doesn't make her a clone, in my opinion. They do have some things in common, agreed, the high voice, the somewhat melodramatic intonation, the often eccentric lyrics. But seriously, take any two or three characteristics of a musician and you'll find a hundred others that have those as well. 
 MrsTom wrote:
Don't really get the haters. Lovely melody, gentle singing 

 
It's sung by a woman who refuses to dye her hair platin blonde and show off her ass and tits. Gotta be something seriously wrong with that one ... 
Beautiful song.
Stop it please. Before I comit suicide?
Tori Amos has really grown on me since joining RP. I will definitely purchase an album or two. Thanks for playing a good range of her extensive material.
Don't really get the haters. Lovely melody, gentle singing 
Beautifully mournful and atmospheric.
this song feels so good. when it stops.
If you think Wuthering Heights is Kate Bush's best, you probably only know her early singles. 

bupanishad2012 wrote:
If you are going to play this Kate Bush clone, why not play Kate Bush? Especially, "Wuthering Heights"? It's still her best, by far!
 


Magnificent choice. Sheer beauty.
 Mark_Gibbon wrote:
 bupanishad2012 wrote:
If you are going to play this Kate Bush clone, why not play Kate Bush? Especially, "Wuthering Heights"? It's still her best, by far!
 
No comparison with Kate Bush. Their voices are in no way similar. You must be thinking of someone else.....possibly Bob Dylan?

 
I love you Mark_Gibbon !
 bupanishad2012 wrote:
If you are going to play this Kate Bush clone, why not play Kate Bush? Especially, "Wuthering Heights"? It's still her best, by far!
 
No comparison with Kate Bush. Their voices are in no way similar. You must be thinking of someone else.....possibly Bob Dylan?
Beautiful song ! I'm learning to like Tori Amos thanks to RP :D
Isn't it wonderful that RP keeps tracks like this on the playlist and only drops them in very occasionally like a quick burst of sunlight. 

Another reason why I am still a listener after all these years. 

Thank you 

Beautiful.


 passsion8 wrote:
First time played?

 
No. Just a bit of a database problem.
First time played?
 SuperWeh wrote:
music for people that like wallowing in something unpleasant

  Is there any problem with that?Music is made in and for special moods...

 {#Clap}fredriley wrote:
First comment - woo-hoo! I've really come to like Tori Amos' music and voice through continued exposure on RP. Her voice may not be the most passionate, but the intensity of her lyrics and thoughtful instrumentation really worms its way into your brain's deeper centres. 8 from the brainwormed Nottingham jury.

 

Love it!
Brilliant.
Wow. Magnificent tune. Never heard this on the radio before. Beautiful.

One of Tori's best tracks. Heartbreakingly sad. It's perfect.


music for people that like wallowing in something unpleasant
First comment - woo-hoo! I've really come to like Tori Amos' music and voice through continued exposure on RP. Her voice may not be the most passionate, but the intensity of her lyrics and thoughtful instrumentation really worms its way into your brain's deeper centres. 8 from the brainwormed Nottingham jury.
 (former member) wrote:
I guess you have to be over 40 and have seen dreams slip through your fingers more than once to connect with songs like this.
 

....jep....100%...there´s just a dream slipped through for me{#Think}...

I used to love this woman's music. I saw her a couple of years ago, and have listened to her latest work and find it shrill. It's too bad. I really like her eccentric nature.
I guess you have to be over 40 and have seen dreams slip through your fingers more than once to connect with songs like this.

I love this album, and especially this song which ends the album.

Thanks Bill ... I just stopped working on silly computer stuff to just listen.
So beautiful, so Tori!
This is a great song. Thanks or laying it this AM. Stop being haters, people.
Whining emo crap. Please delete.
kings of leon > tori amos??

making it very difficult to keep my breakfast down this morning.
If you are going to play this Kate Bush clone, why not play Kate Bush? Especially, "Wuthering Heights"? It's still her best, by far!
Can I? Do you guys mind if I just... :puke: Sorry.
going to listen to songs from my iTune library now...
Tori is rare unique and special!
Tori at her sappy finest
Ahhh....the lovely Tori, beautiful song, thanks for playing....and, more please?
beautiful track :music:
She still has the magic. :music:
Ahhhh...I missed this.
Tori :pray: Gold!
Happy Birthday TORI!!! This song is one of my all time favorites. The memories Gold Dust conjures of childhood, loves, and precious moments lost and re-captured is beautiful. Thanks for playing it today!
Tori Amos is 44 today. You probably knew that, Bill.
Booooorinnng
horstman wrote:
Reminds me of Bette Midler. Both very talented.
Bette Midler?! :think:
I like the cello...
Such a fitting last track to an incredible album. This song absolutely breaks my heart.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Tori might do well to compose sound tracks for movies, but it would probably be all the same sort of tragic romantic heroine sorta flick.
The way I hear it, her songs are the type I would expect to hear in a dramatic Broadway musical. But also a dramatic movie I suppose. Anyway, decent in that context, but otherwise not the type of music I can listen to every day (hence mute as she's played nearly every day on RP IMO too often :frown: ).
aquadonia wrote:
This song is perfection. It's not my most listened to Tori track... but it deserves a 10 all the way. It's gorgeous!
How cool!! I was looking through the RP Tori list when I had posted that hours ago! Thanks for playing it, Bill!!
This song is perfection. It's not my most listened to Tori track... but it deserves a 10 all the way. It's gorgeous!
Just can't relate to this, even as low as I can get!
Reminds me of Bette Midler. Both very talented.
chrisp54 wrote:
Quick...where's the MUTE button? Hey Bill - Tori has got to go.
Odd, I disagree. I love this!
Tori might do well to compose sound tracks for movies, but it would probably be all the same sort of tragic romantic heroine sorta flick. Otherwise, I wish she would stop playing and be content to count her money.
ColdBear wrote:
This one is my best from Tori, and I like them all !
... :high-five: ...
In the same place where Tori left her sensible shoes. chrisp54 wrote:
Quick...where's the MUTE button? Hey Bill - Tori has got to go.
Quick...where's the MUTE button? Hey Bill - Tori has got to go.
rascal420 wrote:
I dig nutty chicks.
Fired up RP, and who's on? Why Tori Amos! Again! Yippee... Seriously Bill, take her off the rotation for a couple months... #-o <-( :beat: :frustrated: :rolleyes: :fight: <-o< :-s
Rainman1975 wrote:
Tori is amazing as always! I don't own Scarlet's Walk (I have pretty much everything else -- I'm a sucker for older Tori like Earthquakes and Pink) but I really like this song! What do other people think: Old Tori (just her and her piano) or the newer Tori (with a full band like on Venus)?
I love them both! Different sounds, but same strong songwriting... I even like "Middle Tori," (the bizarre stuff of Boys for Pele) even though I admit that took me a little longer to warm up to. This song is not particularly great, though. Even Tori has dull songs.
I hate this. MUTE
Her 'music' does absolutely nothing for me. I'd call it contemporary pop opera.
Rainman1975 wrote:
Tori is amazing as always! I don't own Scarlet's Walk (I have pretty much everything else -- I'm a sucker for older Tori like Earthquakes and Pink) but I really like this song! What do other people think: Old Tori (just her and her piano) or the newer Tori (with a full band like on Venus)?
Definitely old Tori - but this song is a gorgeous exception
Tori is amazing as always! I don't own Scarlet's Walk (I have pretty much everything else -- I'm a sucker for older Tori like Earthquakes and Pink) but I really like this song! What do other people think: Old Tori (just her and her piano) or the newer Tori (with a full band like on Venus)?
This one is my best from Tori, and I like them all !
YYYYYYAAAAWWWWWNNNN What an Toryego trip.... Roverfish wrote:
Completely agree. Great song until the singing started. Then mediocre at best.
ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I used to like a few of her songs but found her irritating. Scarlet's Walk, however, is great from beginning to end.
amcallis wrote:
Although Tori songs all sound the same essentially, the intro of this song struck me as quite beautiful.
Completely agree. Great song until the singing started. Then mediocre at best.
I dig nutty chicks.
ladyj wrote:
KCRW Morning Becomes Electic.
Although I love RP, living in the greater LA area has been a real treat for the past year as I can now listen to KCRW. The Sounds Eclectic put together by Nic Harcort have a similar angle to RP's playlist. I almost feel spoiled having not one, but TWO radio stations that can do no wrong!
Pez wrote:
Can I just give her a low rating because I don't like her? Please?
Sure, if you want to irritate people who are here for the music and don't judge artists on quirks of personality.
Although Tori songs all sound the same essentially, the intro of this song struck me as quite beautiful.
GordianKnot wrote:
WOW! A Torn Anus song that only kinda sucks! :P
I, for one, appreciate this effort to look at the bright side, even under difficult circumstances.
rulebritannia wrote:
Hard to figure out what to rate this without Nicknames's direction. I'll hold the space with a non-committal 7 until NN chimes in.
7 is noncommittal? 3 or 4 are fence-sitting ratings. Call me... :stupid:
Not a lunchtime tune.
Hard to figure out what to rate this without Nicknames's direction. I'll hold the space with a non-committal 7 until NN chimes in.
WOW! A Torn Anus song that only kinda sucks! :P
man...i am breathless. the transition from Erik Satie to this peice....WOW. just brilliant. i am so very glad i found this station. :music:
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 Electic. 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
Thanks for the link!....It's still up...I loved this album the way it is but it's great to hear some of the songs as they no doubt sounded when Tori wrote them (before the production- which she also does well). They're just as gorgeous naked.<
Very nice segue from Erik Satie's "Gnossienne N°1" to this song.
DavidCarrico wrote:
I dislike Tori Amos, but like this one!
Ditto...not a fan but this is tolerable!
I dislike Tori Amos, but like this one!
Can I just give her a low rating because I don't like her? Please?
painter wrote:
because its boring
Apparently to a lot of people here, beautiful is synonymous with boring. I guess you can't write a pretty song. You have to write something with simple beats and the same three chords to keep from being considered boring or music to nap to. That's sad.
too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy too much tori amos make jeremy a dull boy argh. Tori is WAY overplayed on RP. Happy Halloween anyway.
archrrone wrote:
Sorry guys - I love this album...all the songs! :)
Me too! :clap:
Sorry guys - I love this album...all the songs! :)
Wake me when its over...
amazing thread... :) actually when I heard the first few notes this morning I thought it was a different song.. I think what I thought it was, was a CSN song don\'t know its name.. whups.. thank you internet.. a quick search finds it.. I thought it was \"To the last whale\" by CSN, starts quiet dark and mysterious.. then the riff changed.. and I knew it was Tori. still liked it anyway.. despite the nay sayers below. (or probably above too!)
A storming set from the Grateful Dead onwards. Respeck!
\"ZZZZZ-Z-Z-z-zzzz!\" Oh, it\'s done? Great, thanks for the nap... Hey how about some more Junkies or Dar Williams or Bjork, or even Morcheeba, fer cryin\' out loud. Tori? BTDT.... :lol:
I adore Tori, she just is a goddess!!!!but I would rather hear songs from the other albums or some of her duets---
This song is beautiful. Thanks RP.
ARGH! GOLD SNOT! :frustrated:
Not the sort of thing to hear during a busy work day, one the most complete and finest songs ever written, deserving of full and undivided attention. Those who complain about it here really should listen late at night to this track in total darkness, with expensive headphones, nice and loud so as to hear the true majesty of Tori\'s perfomance. This song, along with Winter, show what an acomplished artist, musician and awesome talent this young lady truly is.
Argh, this is played far too often.
:evil:
Originally Posted by painter: because its boring
amen brother :frustrated:
Originally Posted by Art_Carnage: Are you including "Y Kant Tori Read"? An album so bad that she herself has urged her fans not to buy it.
I have a copy of "Y Kant Tori Read"... and it's not as bad as all THAT... sorta Pat Benatar ish.
Originally Posted by marchark: I was really into Tori's first two albums, but was kind of turned off by Boys for Pele and the next four or five things she released.
Are you including "Y Kant Tori Read"? An album so bad that she herself has urged her fans not to buy it.
Originally Posted by kenmo: There seems to be no accounting for what anyone will like or dislike about a performer... To me, she's someone with a very expressive voice with a wide tonal & dynamic range which she uses well. :clap: I have a hard time imagining how anyone would dislike it so much that they would change channels... :??:
because its boring
I\'m really sick of hearing this one. It was good a few times, but it\'s played way too much now. How about taking it out of rotation for a while? :frustrated:
This is lovely music. :cool:
Originally Posted by marchark: Although some folks say Tori brings too much drama into her songs, it's nowhere near as offensive as Celine Dion's histrionics. The drama in Tori's songs is organic and natural to the song, while the Celine Dion stuff is synthetic and market-researched to give goosebumps to soccer moms.
That was brilliant.
More Tori, please
There seems to be no accounting for what anyone will like or dislike about a performer... To me, she\'s someone with a very expressive voice with a wide tonal & dynamic range which she uses well. :clap: I have a hard time imagining how anyone would dislike it so much that they would change channels... :??: