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Tori Amos — Sleeps With Butterflies
Album: The Beekeeper
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6.4

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Released: 2005
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Airplanes take you away again
Are you flying above where we live
Then I look up a glare in my eyes
Are you having regrets about last night

I'm not but I like rivers that rush in
So then I dove in
Is there trouble ahead for you the acrobat
I won't push you unless you have a net

You say the word you know I will find you
Or if you need some time I don't mind
I won't hold onto the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home
To kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly then, boy

Balloons look good from on the ground
I fear with pins and needles around
We may fall then stumble upon a carousel
It could take us anywhere

You say the word you know I will find you
Or if you need some time I don't mind
I won't hold onto the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home
To kiss away night
This girl
This girl

You say the word you know I will find you
Or if you need some time I don't mind
I won't hold onto the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home
To kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly, boy
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This reminds me of some of Joni Mitchell's work, the vocal overdubs that is. I've always liked that. Certainly not a controversial song, just a pleasant melody well performed. Very relaxing. 
Just heard a Tori Amos song three hours ago. Fire the music director.
One of Tori's best.

This is a lovely song...  really nice...
She sounds less than good after Patty Griffin. I wouldn't have noticed if they hadn't been next to each other.
This was overplayed in Chicago on the radio when it was released, and it's quite refreshing to hear it again after a nice hiatus. Very sonically rich in my headphones here at work...very soothing! I've always loved her work.
Old_Pool_Skunk wrote:
man, the segue from the Italian Concerto Allegro... Smoooth.
Indeed.
I really like that song "Ribbons Undone" from this album.
Like this song best so far from the new album. Keep playing Tori!
man, the segue from the Italian Concerto Allegro... Smoooth.
PetriWessman wrote:
Have to disagree here. No idea about the new album (yet), but Scarlet's Walk was a fantastic album -- and one of the more relevant post-9/11-America albums in my mind. The weakest Tori album so far has been the cover album, Strange Little Girls. YMMV, IMHO, and all that of course. That's not to say that the new album can't suck. We'll see... :)
I'll NEVER say Tori sucks. Even mediocre Tori trumps the dreck Joan Osborne and Cheryl Crow are pumping out these days. But the "Y Kant Tori Read" referrence earlier in the post thread brings up a curious question: Way back then, was Tori the helpless kid who couldn't see what the marketing guys were doing to her, or was the "Little Earthquakes" Tori just a more successful marketing ploy? Everything after "Boys For Pele" seems to be, although brilliant, another evolution of the Marketable Tori. Leaves a bad tastes in my mouth... not bad enough to not buy the new album, but still.
twd3lr wrote:
What? Don't like it? I think it's an OK song, but Tori is well past making anything "new" or "different".
Long story... See my other Tori posts, bad history. Tired of seeing her here.
I like this better than most of her material. She always has beautiful moments in her songs, but they tend to lack cohesion, and at times turn me off completely. While this is a tad light, it holds together well.
Trustocity wrote:
Not what I'd call resounding praise from anyone so far. As the biggest Tori Amos fan on RP who isn't a clinically insane man-hater, I'm very leary of whatever's going to pop up on this new album. "Choir Girl" seems to be the dividing line between cutting-edge, don't-give-a-fuck Tori and adult-alternative radio, very-much-care-about-selling-records Tori. There's just no going back now.
Have to disagree here. No idea about the new album (yet), but Scarlet's Walk was a fantastic album -- and one of the more relevant post-9/11-America albums in my mind. The weakest Tori album so far has been the cover album, Strange Little Girls. YMMV, IMHO, and all that of course. That's not to say that the new album can't suck. We'll see... :)
Trustocity wrote:
Not what I'd call resounding praise from anyone so far. As the biggest Tori Amos fan on RP who isn't a clinically insane man-hater, I'm very leary of whatever's going to pop up on this new album. "Choir Girl" seems to be the dividing line between cutting-edge, don't-give-a-fuck Tori and adult-alternative radio, very-much-care-about-selling-records Tori. There's just no going back now.
I agree - she seems to have crossed that .....must....sell....records......line somewhere along the way, and has started to "dumb down" her songs and arrangements. Sometimes simpler IS better, but sometimes....not. This is one of the not times.
randomprime wrote:
Yes, this is all good and well, but what I really want to know is Y Kant Tori Read?
:lol: Perfect example of some marketing guy at a record company (definitely unemployed now) saying, "I've got the PERFECT idea for how to market Tori to the world!"
ptooey wrote:
Heh. Itchy trigger finger on that '1'. Not bad. I like the sound of her newer stuff. I'll give it a '6', for now.
Not what I'd call resounding praise from anyone so far. As the biggest Tori Amos fan on RP who isn't a clinically insane man-hater, I'm very leary of whatever's going to pop up on this new album. "Choir Girl" seems to be the dividing line between cutting-edge, don't-give-a-fuck Tori and adult-alternative radio, very-much-care-about-selling-records Tori. There's just no going back now.
trekhead wrote:
*sigh*
What? Don't like it? I think it's an OK song, but Tori is well past making anything "new" or "different".
Meh... It's OK. I've heard much better from her though.
Heh. Itchy trigger finger on that '1'. Not bad. I like the sound of her newer stuff. I'll give it a '6', for now.
*sigh*