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Tori Amos — Space Dog
Album: Under the Pink
Avg rating:
5.7

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Total ratings: 1563









Released: 1994
Length: 5:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Way to go Mister Microphone
Show us all what you don't know
Centuries secret societies
He's our commander still
Space dog

So sure we were on something
Your feet are finally on the ground, he said
So sure we were on something
Your feet are just on the ground, girl

Rain and snow, our engines have
Been receiving your eager call
There's Colonel Dirtyfishydishcloth
He'll distract her good, don't worry so

And to the one you thought was on your side
She can't understand, she truly believes the lie

Lemon pie
He's coming through
Our commander still
Space dog
Lines secure
Space dog

Deck the halls, I'm young again, I'm you again
Racing turtles, the grapefruit is winning
Seems I keep getting this story twisted
So where's Neil when you need him?
Deck the halls, it's you again, it's you again
Somewhere someone must know the ending
Is she still pissing in the river now
Heard she'd gone, moved into a trailer park

Voice 1:
So sure we were on something
Your feet are finally on the ground, he said
So sure we were onto something
Your feet are just on the ground, girl
So sure we were on something
Your feet are finally on the ground, he said
So sure we were on something
Your feet are just on the ground

Voice 2:
So sure those girls are in the Navy
Those bombs our friends can't even hurt you now
And hold those tears 'cause they're still on your side
Don't hear the dogs barking
Don't say you know we've gone Andromeda
Stood with those girls before
The hair in pairs, it just got nasty, well
And now those girls are gone
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 Azrica wrote:

Happened today too !
 

and again today
 sirdroseph wrote:
Tori Amos = insta 1!
 
Not trying to make it worse on anyone, OK I am, but think I heard "lemon pie coming through" in this one. 
 
Torn Anus cactusgirl wrote:
Ah, I agree and wondered if I am the only person that just cannot stand Tori's whiney voice!  psforsberg wrote:
Ah, Tori Amos ... my cue to turn off RP for a while.
 


 

Tori's music is like opening a bottle of wine. It needs to breathe for a bit before taking that first sip. Difficult to do when cycling through other music & genres.
If only, something after Little Earthquakes made a bit of sense... still, can't help but like this particular nonsense.

There's a couple songs where she loops her own voice over herself, and I always think it works awesome for her .  
S h r i l l  b e y o n d  c o m f o r t
Eric Morecambe on piano.  Notes not necessarily in the right order.
 Chimpmeister wrote:
Horrible, cacaphonous, grating crap like most of the junk from Tori Amos.
 
please keep objectively!
If you don't like this song press PSD - it's easy
Horrible, cacaphonous, grating crap like most of the junk from Tori Amos.
The pulse of the rhythm section and the deep breaths between lyrics - magnificent.

Tori really has it. Whatever it may be.
Kate Bush wannabe
 Azrica wrote:

Happened today too !
 

And today again.  This is nowhere near Tori's best IMHO.
 Proclivities wrote:


Does that mean you are no longer annoyed by the song?
 

What's not to like anyway?
 dianed wrote:
Too much Tori on RP. Would rather hear other new artists. Different variety.
 

On the contrary - too little Tori on RP. There can't be "too much Tori".  But there's way too much R.E.M.!
 Tagish_girl wrote:
I found this mildly annoying, until I heard something about grapefruits and pissing in the river... and I thought, wtf??
So, onto the link about lyrics, and this is what I find...
...
Case closed. 
 

Does that mean you are no longer annoyed by the song?
Too much Tori on RP. Would rather hear other new artists. Different variety.
 andrew2112 wrote:
Rush followed by Tori. So awesome!!!! RP is the best!!!
 
Happened today too !
The rockin' part is quite good, but don't think the breaks works well.
Rush followed by Tori. So awesome!!!! RP is the best!!!
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Always too smart for the audience.
 
Then tell me, please, what in the hell it is she is singing about?  Colonel Dirtyfishy whaaa?  {#Stupid}
Terrrrrrible!  Kindergarten!!!! i go to the AccuRadio--Tschüss
Even cats in heat sound more pleasing. Meeooow meooow stop it already.
Always too smart for the audience.
No No Cat
Fabulous artist.  Still, it's meh, nah and nope. 
I love this. Like 3 songs mixed into one. Tori is truly special <3
Producer on something?
No.
NO.
NOOOOOOooooo
lol

 dragon1952 wrote:
Not sure why any guy would listen to this on purpose and admit it :^ /

 
That sounds like a personal failing on your part.
so so bad her voice 😖💩

 
 icuski2 wrote:
PSD>> quickly puuuhlease!

 
Can NEVER be fast enough.... I HATE this
PSD>> quickly puuuhlease!
Not sure why any guy would listen to this on purpose and admit it :^ /
A good, serious listen and this song's code can be cracked. Glorious stuff.
Kate Bush wanabee?
I don't think I've ever missed one of her tours... Long Live Tori {#Clap} 123K
Like two very marginal songs playing at the same time.  Now I've got to PSD Cloud Cult, too.  Something fabulous awaits on the other side.  Thanks, RP........
 unclehud wrote:
Ms. Amos exhibits a trait that I'm not sure has a name, but most certainly has a tribe of practitioners: heavy vocal wavering; on a guitar it would be the equivalent to heavy tremolo.

Two questions: 
(1)  Do they think that's a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing? 
(2)  Do you RP'ers think that its a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing?

 
It's technically called "vibrato", and perhaps she does it to a greater extent than other singers, but it's a style of singing which has been around for centuries.  I guess some people like it, some people don't.
She is so much better than the usual whiney-lonely-female-singer-songwriters on RP.  
 aspicer wrote:
Amazes me this is only a 5.6 given the caliber of listeners on RP?! Tori Amos is an incredible musician and this at least "quite likable" IMHO! And BTW, this is an amazing album overall, one of her best - this is not the highlight on this album by any means.  {#Doh}

 
maybe because ta all about repeating the one trick that is endless whining about some or other injustice perpetrated upon her or some other female. she's an obviously talented musician, but that whining, pleeeaaaase make it stop....

 
Where is Neil when you need him? 
Usually one gouges out their eyes, and ruptures their eardrums.  Just sayin'...  {#Ask}

 
Biscobret wrote:
If the PSD button didn't exist, I would gouge my ears out with a dinner fork to avoid having to listen to Tori Amos.

 


Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
 kurtster wrote:
rather hear Tori than Smashing Pumpkins, so there ...

 
You'd probably have fun smashing pumpkins - use a big, wooden mallet like that hack Gallagher used to.  Oh, wait...
Overplayed skank
Amazes me this is only a 5.6 given the caliber of listeners on RP?! Tori Amos is an incredible musician and this at least "quite likable" IMHO! And BTW, this is an amazing album overall, one of her best - this is not the highlight on this album by any means.  {#Doh}
She is so.....not Kate Bush but here she really tries to be. Bah... {#Eh}
{#No}
 kurtster wrote:
rather hear Tori than Smashing Pumpkins, so there ...
 
Amen, and again I say Amen.  I do find these hater comments witty, however.
It's a Cheautiful Burch, Many Thinkle Peep so,  May I Sew You to a Seat?
Tori Amos, the queen of whiney ass discordant crap.
Tori Amos spelt backwards is Soma Irot
Did she just sing "The grapefruit is winning?"

*commences to drinking all the mulled wine we were saving for Christmas Day*
Stahp.
A bit screechy.
I'm not a Tori hater, but this song sucks.
rather hear Tori than Smashing Pumpkins, so there ...
 Biscobret wrote:
If the PSD button didn't exist, I would gouge my ears out with a dinner fork to avoid having to listen to Tori Amos.

  ditto


 d-don wrote:
Did I just hear that right? "Is she still pissing in the river?" WTF?

 
Just like Patti Smith.
If the PSD button didn't exist, I would gouge my ears out with a dinner fork to avoid having to listen to Tori Amos.
 unclehud wrote:
Ms. Amos exhibits a trait that I'm not sure has a name, but most certainly has a tribe of practitioners: heavy vocal wavering; on a guitar it would be the equivalent to heavy tremolo.

Two questions: 
(1)  Do they think that's a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing? 
(2)  Do you RP'ers think that its a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing?

 
I think it's one of many ways to sing. And I happen to like it.
Ms. Amos exhibits a trait that I'm not sure has a name, but most certainly has a tribe of practitioners: heavy vocal wavering; on a guitar it would be the equivalent to heavy tremolo.

Two questions: 
(1)  Do they think that's a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing? 
(2)  Do you RP'ers think that its a more artistic/pleasant/talented way to sing?
viva laika!
Did I just hear that right? "Is she still pissing in the river?" WTF?
 jadewahoo wrote:
What, oh what have we done as avid listeners to be punished by BillG such as to merit the torment of Tori?

 
GOD I HATE all the music that she has ever made

The Mute or PSD isn't strong enough 
What, oh what have we done as avid listeners to be punished by BillG such as to merit the torment of Tori?
Wow. Never noticed the lyrics overlayed.  (I'm sure there is a musicology term for this.)
Haters gonna hate. Old school Tori - rock on!
Nice writing. Annoying music. Adios. 
Tori Amos really annoys me right now...
Kate Bush is listening to this and thinking "I must have been really drunk at the time..."
It seems that most RP-listners don't like Tori. But I do!
Overall rating is at present 4.3 too low on 5.7.  Unstoppable album of utter brilliance - every song a 10.
If there wasn't Tori Amos we would have to invent her. Excellent.


Rut-roh!
Never thought I would admit that she has a very nice voice.


Not my favorite Tori song, but it reminds me of a friend.
not my cuppa tea....
 johnjconn wrote:
Always loved this song

Tori is unique.  If your after a commercial sound, look elsewhere
 

So is a bent fork, doesn't mean its useful.
 justlistening wrote:
This was a great CD. Admittedly one of the more challenging cuts on it, but I like its non-conformist style. Certainly better sounding than Tom Waits's gravel voice (who I can like) and yet he often is rated more tolerably here.
 
They're very different artists, and I imagine many people are more put off by her voice than they are by his.  Also, he is an infinitely better songwriter.  This song's pretty good; I don't get all the hate, but whatever.
When I listen to these solo, esp female, artists, I think of all the advantages of having a band, and having your fellow member/friends tell you when something doesn't sound good.  The collaboration aspect of rock is the artistic element that is so under-appreciated.
Mute
Tori & PSD.... it even sounds right when you say it. 
Sorry, don't like Tori's music.  I find it grating and not soothing in the least.
This was a great CD. Admittedly one of the more challenging cuts on it, but I like its non-conformist style. Certainly better sounding than Tom Waits's gravel voice (who I can like) and yet he often is rated more tolerably here.
Please, somebody put her out of my misery!
..... channelling Kate Bush .....
I can't help but think her music is a joke, and she's laughing all the way to the bank. It's so bad, but people "claim" to love it. How, when, why, where? I am confused.
This is a little to high up on the keys. When she puts a little bass into her compositions, I like her. Otherwise, eh.
I HATE This....put the dog out of its misery
O_o
just don't get the appeal 
Nice!
 

 SpamNRice wrote:
Wasn't sure if I needed to use the bathroom... ...now I'm certain.
 
Thanks for the laugh... That's funny....  {#Angel}  I don't like anything by Tori Amos...
I love Tori Amos, when she isn't too weird. This one is just a shade weird, but not way out there, so I like it. Some of her albums are awesome, especially Scarlet's Walk and the Beekeeper. She keeps the weird out of those and focuses on the pretty. Then check out the lyrics, she's telling an interesting story.
Wasn't sure if I needed to use the bathroom... ...now I'm certain.
 Mandible wrote:
I also need to add that what you might think is total nonsense coming from Tori (whether a quote, or lyric) often has profound meaning. Look up information about Sirius (the DOG STAR) and it's significance.  I don't expect Tori to dumb down her rants or her song lyrics for the general population. It's art baby!
 
Ah, right, that makes sense. Which reminds me of the old one about John McEnroe playing tennis, when suddenly a reptilian creature from the TV series V materialises on the court. Yer man stares in disbelief, then shouts, incredulously: "You can not be Sirius!!"

I'll get me spacesuit...


Oh the angst. Oh the drama. Oh, it's just too early in the morning for this depressing....stuff.
good lord...can anybody (or does anyone want to?) really tolerate this self-indulgent, meandering blabbering?
 Hahahahahahahaha!

On_The_Beach wrote:
The Chinese Album
 


 shellbella wrote:
Time to take a slow walk down the long hall and get a snickers outta the machine. By the time I get back, this will all be over...
 

{#Clap}
Time to take a slow walk down the long hall and get a snickers outta the machine. By the time I get back, this will all be over...
The Chinese Album
Ah, I agree and wondered if I am the only person that just cannot stand Tori's whiney voice!  psforsberg wrote:
Ah, Tori Amos ... my cue to turn off RP for a while.
 


 psforsberg wrote:
Ah, Tori Amos ... my cue to turn off RP for a while.
 

lol I came in to write the exact same thing!{#Lol}
Ah, Tori Amos ... my cue to turn off RP for a while.
 kcar wrote:
That Tori Amos quote from the Baltimore Sun is...deeply weird. Drugs or mental illness at work. I wonder if she looks back at interviews like that one and cringes now. 

 
I bet it depends on the day.  It's sad that it seems deeply creative people often border on mental illness.  I love the creative work though. 

That Tori Amos quote from the Baltimore Sun is...deeply weird. Drugs or mental illness at work. I wonder if she looks back at interviews like that one and cringes now. 

I wonder if any of these space mutts starred in the video



Bears repeating  {#Arrowd}  {#Yes}
 


hehe, not confused here. I won't criticize another person for being moved by a particular song—even if I can't stand the artist (i.e. Natalie Merchant, Dave Matthews, or most country music).  If you like it and it moves you, more power to you!  Maybe I don't understand, but whatever. So, my response to you is that I'm not confused at all. This song—Space Dog—has always really moved me. It gives me goose bumps and chills and an explosion of emotion...which is how I KNOW it's a 10 rating for me {#High-five} Tori's music moves me in a way that no other artist does.  In fact, I often find it so moving that I can't even listen to it because I don't want to "go to that place" you know?  I can't rationalize it....it just is the way it is.  I think others feel the same way about music they are excited about. And you probably do too.
Tori's quote does sound like she's from crazy land, but that's part of why we Tori fans love her so much.  And a big thanks to {#Kiss}BILL{#Kiss} for playing her on this radio station.

I also need to add that what you might think is total nonsense coming from Tori (whether a quote, or lyric) often has profound meaning. Look up information about Sirius (the DOG STAR) and it's significance.  I don't expect Tori to dumb down her rants or her song lyrics for the general population. It's art baby!


 

Mandible wrote:
 Mandible wrote:

hehe, not confused here. I won't criticize another person for being moved by a particular song—even if I can't stand the artist (i.e. Natalie Merchant, Dave Matthews, or most country music).  If you like it and it moves you, more power to you!  Maybe I don't understand, but whatever. So, my response to you is that I'm not confused at all. This song—Space Dog—has always really moved me. It gives me goose bumps and chills and an explosion of emotion...which is how I KNOW it's a 10 rating for me {#High-five} Tori's music moves me in a way that no other artist does.  In fact, I often find it so moving that I can't even listen to it because I don't want to "go to that place" you know?  I can't rationalize it....it just is the way it is.  I think others feel the same way about music they are excited about. And you probably do too.
Tori's quote does sound like she's from crazy land, but that's part of why we Tori fans love her so much.  And a big thanks to {#Kiss}BILL{#Kiss} for playing her on this radio station.

I also need to add that what you might think is total nonsense coming from Tori (whether a quote, or lyric) often has profound meaning. Look up information about Sirius (the DOG STAR) and it's significance.  I don't expect Tori to dumb down her rants or her song lyrics for the general population. It's art baby!


 

I'm speechless  {#Yes}    {#Clap}    {#High-five}
 sirdroseph wrote:
Tori Amos = insta 1!
 

Tori Amos = insta 10!

Tori Amos = insta 1!
 spigolli wrote:

Wow, that chick's mighty confused, as is Mandible for the 10-rating.

 
hehe, not confused here. I won't criticize another person for being moved by a particular song—even if I can't stand the artist (i.e. Natalie Merchant, Dave Matthews, or most country music).  If you like it and it moves you, more power to you!  Maybe I don't understand, but whatever. So, my response to you is that I'm not confused at all. This song—Space Dog—has always really moved me. It gives me goose bumps and chills and an explosion of emotion...which is how I KNOW it's a 10 rating for me {#High-five} Tori's music moves me in a way that no other artist does.  In fact, I often find it so moving that I can't even listen to it because I don't want to "go to that place" you know?  I can't rationalize it....it just is the way it is.  I think others feel the same way about music they are excited about. And you probably do too.
Tori's quote does sound like she's from crazy land, but that's part of why we Tori fans love her so much.  And a big thanks to {#Kiss}BILL{#Kiss} for playing her on this radio station.

I also need to add that what you might think is total nonsense coming from Tori (whether a quote, or lyric) often has profound meaning. Look up information about Sirius (the DOG STAR) and it's significance.  I don't expect Tori to dumb down her rants or her song lyrics for the general population. It's art baby!




Hannibal Lecter, is that you?


 
RadioDoc wrote:

I bet you've never had good liver.

 


This is one of the standout tracks on this Tori album. Good song.


Looooooooove it {#Music}

 hippiechick wrote:
Hey Spacey! She's singing your song!

 
Again!

Hey Spacey! She's singing your song!