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Tori Amos — Upside Down
Album: Winter EP
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Total ratings: 822









Released: 1992
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
God, I love to turn my little blue world upside down
God, I love to turn my little blue world upside down
Inside my head the noise, chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter
You see I'm afraid I'll always be still coming out of my mother upside down

Don't you love to turn this little blue girl upside down
Oh, I know you love to turn this little blue girl, baby, upside down
But my heart it says you've been shatter, shatter, shatter, shatter, shattered
And I know you're still a boy, still coming out of your mother

But when you going to stand on your own
I say the world is sick
You say tell me what makes us, darling?
You see you always find my faults
Faster than you find you're own
You say the world is getting rid of her demons
I say, baby, what have you been smoking?
Well, I dreamed, I dreamed, I dreamed I loved a black boy
My daddy would scream

Don't you love to turn this little blue girl upside down
Any kind of touch I think is better than none even upside down
But you see I'm tangled up, got a kitten, kitten, kitten, kitten in my hair
Cincinnati, I like the word, it's the only thing we can't seem to turn upside down

Well, I found the secret to life
I found the secret to life
I'm okay when everything is not okay
I said I found the secret to life
I found the secret to life
I'm okay when everything is not okay, is not okay

Don't we love to turn our little blue world upside down
I said don't we love to turn our little blue world baby upside down
Inside my head a voice, chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter
And it says, girl, you're all the same, still coming out of your mothers
Still coming out of your mothers upside down
Comments (107)add comment
I love Tori and think she's incredibly talented. 

TA sure brings out the loathsome comments on here, don't she Bill.


 
jacopo777 wrote:
Ok, you either like this because you are a girl, a woman, or a gay man.
And not necessarily in that order.
 
But congrats to that one for topping the chart.
even when just working with RP in the background I can listen to almost anything without being too bothered, except for TA that is, her music never fails to grate for some reason.
I wonder if she eats Famous Amos cookies... to feel better.
N O .
whoa. RP nailed it on this one; the transition from future islands spirit to this one had me thinking there was a fade out on it, but it was the piano rhythm matching perfect 
Ok, you either like this because you are a girl, a woman, or a gay man.
And not necessarily in that order.
So weird reading the comments. I loved listening to this song. Maybe it's because I'm busy doing other things with RP on in the background. I always think of the actual recording artist reading these kinds of comments about their efforts, and I really don't get the point.
 Red_Dragon wrote:



 
I want to rate this comment 9.
Maybe if I listen to this warbling upside down it will sound better.




Nope! 
Way too much Tori on the RP.  Bleck.
 Red_Dragon wrote:



 
{#Clap}
music lovers music
 baylees wrote:
boring

 

Fabulous song. Terrific artist. Lovely woman. 
But pass me some 5 Hour Shot. And PSD me to some rock & rule.
 
Definitely not her most interesting work.
 Prius wrote:
Incredible song...

 
agree...incredible it was composed, incredible it was performed, and incredible Bill or anyone else can stand to listen to this rambling, senseless whine
boring
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
*snort*
Huh?
Uh.
zzzzzzzzzzzz 

 
Yeah I concur, solid 5.
Incredible song...
Ugh, where's that PSD!
Oh yeah - wonderful tune.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
*snort*
Huh?
Uh.
zzzzzzzzzzzz 
Usually like Tori.  She simply doesn't curb her tendency to musical hyperbole here.  Oh, the lyrics??
 acupunk wrote:
Tori Amos is annoying. 

 




I agree!!!
all her shit sounds the same. ugh. can't stand her.
{#Eek}  Lyrics like Gertude Stein
Tori Amos is annoying. 
I agree that the transition was genius, but tori deserves better than a 6.5.  7 from S. Fla.

 
wxdad wrote:
The 6.5 is deserving, but Bill's transition from Chopin was genius.

 



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this lovely lovely song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

genius transition from Chopin, I agree. Makes me think in this way:

Today music – no dynamic, flat and strong sound, doubt art

Past music – dynamic, colorful sound, pure art


The 6.5 is deserving, but Bill's transition from Chopin was genius.
I love Tori, but Chopin is a tough act to follow.
Tori still kicks ass! 
What's in her head? Chatter? Or cheddar? 
Boring. EMO, or whatever it should be called.  

This is a lovely lovely song...  marvelous...  amazing how great a song this really is...
Mute {#Stop}
I like Tori but am not a fan of this song.  But I am continually impressed by Bill's talent in putting themed sets together.  In this case, Tori's nice piano follows a beautiful piano piece by Chopin.  Brilliant.
Always love to hear Tori!
 shellbella wrote:
thank you for playing this song..... Been waiting for some Tori cause that's my signal to go to lunch!!!
 
Yes, this song is beautiful...  love it...

 
thank you for playing this song..... Been waiting for some Tori cause that's my signal to go to lunch!!!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 


beautiful song...
 
 rtwingo wrote:
10 for this song, 12 for the segue. Brilliant.

 

Oh, yes. {#Cowboy}
I smelled this one coming.  Meh....
 rtwingo wrote:
10 for this song, 12 for the segue. Brilliant.

 
Damn Straight

10 for this song, 12 for the segue. Brilliant.

The segue from Chopin's Nocturne No. 1 into this song gave me goosebumps.
a Chopin nocturne followed by this — I'm floating :-)

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Tori Amos6 by ~madelynF
©2008-2010 ~madelynF

Tower theater, Upper Darby PA
i was so excited to finally photograph her my hands were shaking


 
Thank You!


My favorite Tori tune....

Tori Amos6 by ~madelynF
©2008-2010 ~madelynF

Tower theater, Upper Darby PA
i was so excited to finally photograph her my hands were shaking


Easy for me to enjoy.
 moonchildsce wrote:
Wow, that was really bad.  Her 3rd album was the cut-off for me.  {#Frown}
 
This EP came from her first album Little Earthquakes. 

Love the bass and piano combination.
Wow, that was really bad.  Her 3rd album was the cut-off for me.  {#Frown}
Tinkly and precious.  Hmm. 

Tori and I are complicated.  Her piano is fantastic and lots of times her songwriting is very good as well, but her delivery is just too tinkly and precious.  
Nice! Love the piano, as always.
It bothers me that her voice sounds so forced.  {#Yell}
Blech. Ick. Poopy.

Make the pain stop!!! The bloated, self-important, non-melodic pain!!!
Yay! Tori!
Half of the good Tori Amos songs are on singles and EPs. I rate this song among her best work.
:notworthy: Goddess in every way....
agnes wrote:
This was Tori in her prime.
I was living under a rock, musically, during the Tori Era. If this is representative, I can appreciate why folks like her so much.
This song is just a mess. One.
The MP3 compression is so bad. Piano sounds so weird. Low level instruments just disappeared. Please find another recording.
One of the few Tori Amos songs I like, but her lyrics are just well, in her own mind.
beautiful song! I miss the days when Tori was pumping out music like this.
sorry, but me no like.
funny I've never heard this played here. a rare but favorite of mine.
This is one of the songs that epitomizes why Tori is perhaps the most amazing artist alive
She's got it all, magic voice, stellar piano(s) player, orchestrater, performer extraordinare! :notworthy:
Trustocity wrote:
The moral: Even when RP is bad, it's better than other stations. I've learned my lesson and am staying put.
Even a bad day in Paradise is a better than a good day anywhere else...
This is one of my absolute favorite Tori songs. It absolutely captures the messed-up world of a classically-trained, self-depricating female musician. This has been dedicated to SO many men on my behalf. I've forgiven all of them, btw. This was Tori in her prime. Sigh...
TerryS wrote:
Which Mr Buckley do you have in mind?
any of them. Christopher, Jeff, William
Tori Amos = Blech
99 wrote:
Please do not insult Mr. Buckley's memory by mentioning T.A. in the same sentence as him.
Oooo.... please don't mis-understand. I'm not drawing musical comparisons. It's just that they both polarize the comments so much. Peace. :lol:
Upside Down with love an' admiration for ya Tori! :hug: Thanx Bill!
99 wrote:
Please do not insult Mr. Buckley's memory by mentioning T.A. in the same sentence as him.
Which Mr Buckley do you have in mind?
Beanie wrote:
*scrolls down* Tori Amos: If Jeff Buckley were a chick...:lol:
Please do not insult Mr. Buckley's memory by mentioning T.A. in the same sentence as him.
Recently I found myself thinking that since (and including) 'From The Choirgirl Hotel' every Tori album sounds like a 'Best of' collection! Every song a winner. 'Upside Down' is great, too. :yes: Like it or not, Tori is producing a body of work that, IMHO will be listened to for many generations after us.
*scrolls down* Tori Amos: If Jeff Buckley were a chick...:lol:
toastee wrote:
after Dido this shines even brighter than usual.....after seeing Tori live I'm convinced she is the 8th wonder of the world.
I AGREE !!!!
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
must agree with you. glad others enjoy her work but i have tried and just can't get there. imo, her style is just overly dramatic.
Funny, that's how I feel about Kate Bush. She far exceeds Tori in the overly dramatic department, IMO. I think Tori tempers it nicely, and offers some variety in her songs (yes, it's true, just listen to enough of her repertoire and you'll see). I couldn't listen to Tori all day long, but I do appreciate the occasional Tori tossed into the mix here on RP.
trekhead wrote:
NOPE! Don't like her! Her sound, her lyrics, her....(gasp) ...breathing.... Bleyah!
must agree with you. glad others enjoy her work but i have tried and just can't get there. imo, her style is just overly dramatic.
How's this for karma? I got bored with RP, went over to LaunchCast's adult alternative channel and heard a Goo Goo Dolls rendition of "Give a Little Bit," followed by "Mr. Jones" by the Counting Crows. That made me want to share a comment on the RP boards about how this is my least favorite Crows song, and when I got here, I saw "Upside Down" playing. I immediately shut down LaunchCast and turned on RP. The moral: Even when RP is bad, it's better than other stations. I've learned my lesson and am staying put.
Tori Amos plays piano pretty good and sounds good :clap: like the words to.
Nice transisiton from Beethoven to Tori. Couldn't tell where one song ended and the other began. A least I have good music to take my mind off of the scary election results. I heard Canada is nice this time of year......
Tori Amos plays piano pretty good. I'd be interested to hear if she ever starts singing half as well.
the voices in my head are screeching again please make it stop they hurt please make them go away help me it hurts
Wow... haven't heard this one in years. The Winter single had some great tracks!
Machiavelli wrote:
That sounds like a great idea, I suspect you both would be doing the rest of us a favor. Best of luck to you both in your selfless endeavor to prevent bad taste from removing good music from this station.
I suspect your taste is all in your mouth.
NOPE! Don't like her! Her sound, her lyrics, her....(gasp) ...breathing.... Bleyah!
talus wrote:
From Beethoven's Fur Elise to this was great. Love her or hate her that was utter brilliance Bill. :notworthy: :notworthy: :D
You know what was really utter brilliance instead of that? UHF Wierd Al rules!!
talus wrote:
From Beethoven's Fur Elise to this was great. Love her or hate her that was utter brilliance Bill. :notworthy: :notworthy: :D
Ditto!
From Beethoven's Fur Elise to this was great. Love her or hate her that was utter brilliance Bill. :notworthy: :notworthy: :D
From Tori's best period in my opinion. Thanks RP!
Tori is a good lyricist and musician, but i just can't stomach her singing style... :headshake:
after Dido this shines even brighter than usual.....after seeing Tori live I'm convinced she is the 8th wonder of the world.
Very nice song :ask:
indypaul wrote:
Can I stand behind you so that after it passes through yours it goes through mine? It's nice to share.
That sounds like a great idea, I suspect you both would be doing the rest of us a favor. Best of luck to you both in your selfless endeavor to prevent bad taste from removing good music from this station.
I've never understood the nasty, violent responses to Tori's music on these pages. I've seen her a few times and love her music. Keep it up, rp!
upinya wrote:
I'll take that bullet to the head anytime now.
Can I stand behind you so that after it passes through yours it goes through mine? It's nice to share.
I'll take that bullet to the head anytime now.
please make it continue
Please make it stop