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Tori Amos — Parasol
Album: The Beekeeper
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 595









Released: 2005
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When I come to terms, to terms with this
When I come to terms with this
When I come to terms, to terms with this
My world will change for me

I haven't moved since the call came
Since the call came I haven't moved
I stare at the wall knowing on the other side
The storm that waits for me

Then the Seated Woman With A Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman With A Parasol
I will be safe in my frame

I have no need for a sea view
For a sea view I have no need
I have my little pleasures
This wall being one of these

Then the Seated Woman With A Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman With A Parasol
I will be safe in my frame

When I come to terms, to terms with this
When I come to terms with this
When I come to terms with this whip lash
Of silk on wool embroidery

Then the Seated Woman With A Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman With A Parasol
I will be safe in my frame

Then the Seated Woman With A Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman With A Parasol
I will be safe in my frame
I will be safe in my frame
In your house, in your frame
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 Ropes wrote:
I cannot come to terms with Tori Amos.
 
She doesn't care.
 mash001 wrote:
Just my opinion...Tori may not be for everyone, but I personally do like her. Some music moves people - to me, she is up there with Paula Cole. It's the kind of music I can sit back, close my eyes and go for a journey.
 
 
I like Paula too, quite a lot, but to my ears there's no comparison. In fact, it's when listing to artists like Paula or Vienna that I often get the urge to hear Tori's music. Usually, it's the simpler piano playing that leaves me wanting more. 8 > 9 for the link to her brother's death.
 yippee wrote:
i understand what ur putting' down. thats why i can't rate under five either

 

 antennadad wrote:
I will admit that I wasn't paying attention to her emerging music when Tori hit the scene. I didn't listen to the awesome RP-like diversity of music when she earned accolades and awards. I was in my post-rock DJ 'I'm done with music' phase. Looking back, I now regret "missing" so much great music in the 90's and after, while raising kids and watching cartoons.  Still, I just don't get all of the haters and low ratings. She has an amazing voice that is worthy of recording. Any gifted musician and vocalist deserves a 5 or better for effort, in my opinion, even if you don't care for that tune or their sound. I know, "to each his own," but I just don't happen to believe in ultra-low ratings for art.  
 
 

I cannot come to terms with Tori Amos.
For those wandering, this is the picture refernced in the chorus:
https://www.artic.edu/artworks/150773/seated-woman-with-a-parasol-study-for-la-grande-jatte
I will admit that I wasn't paying attention to her emerging music when Tori hit the scene. I didn't listen to the awesome RP-like diversity of music when she earned accolades and awards. I was in my post-rock DJ 'I'm done with music' phase. Looking back, I now regret "missing" so much great music in the 90's and after, while raising kids and watching cartoons.  Still, I just don't get all of the haters and low ratings. She has an amazing voice that is worthy of recording. Any gifted musician and vocalist deserves a 5 or better for effort, in my opinion, even if you don't care for that tune or their sound. I know, "to each his own," but I just don't happen to believe in ultra-low ratings for art.  
 
My kind of Beekeeper!
 SuperWeh wrote:

Her music reminds me of a girlfriend that is constantly reminding you of some fault you made a long time ago and how terrible it makes her feel.

 
Does that mean you that like her music or that you dislike it?
A haunting depiction of her experience following her brother's death.
 SuperWeh wrote:

Her music reminds me of a girlfriend that is constantly reminding you of some fault you made a long time ago and how terrible it makes her feel.



 
LOL. That's what it is.

Her music reminds me of a girlfriend that is constantly reminding you of some fault you made a long time ago and how terrible it makes her feel.


Just my opinion...Tori may not be for everyone, but I personally do like her. Some music moves people - to me, she is up there with Paula Cole. It's the kind of music I can sit back, close my eyes and go for a journey.
 
Wahhhh wahhhh it Tori, wahhhh wahhhhh
Pyro wrote:
I've tried hard to like Tori. This isn't bad. I do prefer Sarah McLachlan and Kate Bush for this style of music.
My feelings exactly. Tori always sounds so affected. Sarah and Kate leave her in the dust.
Pyro wrote:
I've tried hard to like Tori. This isn't bad. I do prefer Sarah McLachlan and Kate Bush for this style of music. Now maybe if someone else covered her great writing....
Sentiment seconded. Tori Amos is certainly talented and I wouldn't say a bad thing about her...but somehow she (her singing) just doesn't do it for me. This is the first song of hers I've actually kinda liked. Would definitely be interested to hear others cover her songs. Aimee Mann, Loreena McKennitt, Fiona Apple rock this genre way better than Tori.
slowhand wrote:
Unabashed red headed diva!
:umbrella:
Unabashed red headed diva!
agnes wrote:
That's her signature, dude. The first time I ever saw a pic of her, she had the same smirk. That, and the piano bench straddle. F-it up, girl!!!!
Ok, at least we've confirmed the smirk. I thought I'd have to recant that statement as well. Now if you could just direct me to the land of bourbon and horses... I have some vacation time coming up.
pianocomposer wrote:
I have no idea why this song is hovering around 6.0. What a marvelous song! The lyrics are poetry, the melody is pleasing and her voice is lilting and mysterious. This one gets a 9.
I gave it a 2. So we average out to 5.5...mystery solved.... I usually like tori a lot, but this sucks.
Intellectually I ought to like Tori Amos. But I just can't. So that means it's a good time to turn off RP for the day. (It's not Tori's fault though—I always turn it off at 4:00. She just makes it really easy to do so today.)
I've tried hard to like Tori. This isn't bad. I do prefer Sarah McLachlan and Kate Bush for this style of music. Now maybe if someone else covered her great writing....
gvan wrote:
Thanks mrrmt, I stand (or sit) corrected. That'll teach me to rely on the internet for my info. Still looks like a smirk to me though.
That's her signature, dude. The first time I ever saw a pic of her, she had the same smirk. That, and the piano bench straddle. F-it up, girl!!!!
mrrmt wrote:
You are wrong. That's not her name. her middle name is Lorien. Her first name is Natasha.
Thanks mrrmt, I stand (or sit) corrected. That'll teach me to rely on the internet for my info. Still looks like a smirk to me though.
gvan wrote:
... and is that a smirk on her album cover? A kind of, "my baby's name is Lothlorien" kind of smirk?
You are wrong. That's not her name. her middle name is Lorien. Her first name is Natasha.
... and is that a smirk on her album cover? A kind of, "my baby's name is Lothlorien" kind of smirk?
When I come to terms, come to terms with Tori Amos... Maybe then I'll understand why I have this irrational fondness for her incredibly pretentious music.
Kerly wrote:
:) This is getting better, 8 is not my ultimate rate :)
I've rated it as a 1, but I am still looking for a lower number.
Abulafia wrote:
I think as a Neil Gaiman fan, one of the big draws of Tori is her ability to evocatively execute acrobatics between emotionally charged "everyday" images and mythology / religion / jungian-style symbolism. (I mean... how many singers use "Yaldaboath" in a ditty?) And mirrormaskily, she's happy to paint a picture with phrases she doesn't feel she needs to explain... she simply lets them do their thing. Besides, what a great model for Delerium :smile:
PERFECT!
this song doesn't the album justice. Take a listen to the other tracks here, they're worth it.
The bass alone gets at least a "6".
Is it over yet? Gosh, I just can not enjoy Tori... this song in particular really grates on my last-end-of-a-long-week good nerve. :wall: :headache: :wall: :headache: :wall: :headache: :wall:
Her music stills annoys me after all these years... :wall:
physicsgenius wrote:
Yeah, she's not actively repelling me with this one. Still, she's not attracting me either and she's still Tori Amos. On the whole, a 2, I think.
I must have missed the first 10 seconds of this the first time around. "When I come to terms...to terms...to terms..." Oh, and the smirk on the cover. Pretentious much?
static wrote:
This song sounds like it is being played at the wrong speed and under duress. I know some people adore Tori, but I abhor Tori.
I used to like her very much. But since RP introduced me to other female songwriter (Ani, Teagan & Sara ...), I'm much less impressed by Tori's work. Actually, It might just be that Tori's merely the most publicized of the lot for her complacent attitude. Anyone?
kmh wrote:
:notworthy: :clap: :notworthy:
:) This is getting better, 8 is not my ultimate rate :)
This song sounds like it is being played at the wrong speed and under duress. I know some people adore Tori, but I abhor Tori.
:yell: She's so '90s ! :yawn:
Vogelfrei wrote:
Hm, as a Neil Gaiman fan, I've been hearing raves about Tori Amos for years, but not really seeing the appeal. This song may help me to understand.
I think as a Neil Gaiman fan, one of the big draws of Tori is her ability to evocatively execute acrobatics between emotionally charged "everyday" images and mythology / religion / jungian-style symbolism. (I mean... how many singers use "Yaldaboath" in a ditty?) And mirrormaskily, she's happy to paint a picture with phrases she doesn't feel she needs to explain... she simply lets them do their thing. Besides, what a great model for Delerium :smile:
Love the music, love the tempo, love the bridge and chorus.... just can't stand Tori's voice. It bothers me enough to completely dislike the song. Maybe when someone covers it I may enjoy it more.
LadyLovelyLocks wrote:
Tori Amos is such an incredibly talented woman - she is an amazing writer, her lyrics are total poetry, she is an incredible pianist and her vocals are like liquid magic. Without a doubt one of the most intelligent, creative performers. As far as I am concerned, this is one of the best tunes on the CD. Her live performance on this tour was also outstanding. YAY Tori! :cheers: :hearteyes:
:cheers: :hearteyes:
:notworthy: :clap: :notworthy:
LadyLovelyLocks wrote:
Gods I love this woman's talent and this song is all things lovely about Tori :good-vibes:
:yes: Well said. :biggrin:
Gods I love this woman's talent and this song is all things lovely about Tori :good-vibes:
Hm, as a Neil Gaiman fan, I've been hearing raves about Tori Amos for years, but not really seeing the appeal. This song may help me to understand.
This song, as well as a few others on the album, deal with the death of Tori's brother in a car accident. I am always happy to hear Tori!
pianocomposer wrote:
I have no idea why this song is hovering around 6.0. What a marvelous song! The lyrics are poetry, the melody is pleasing and her voice is lilting and mysterious. This one gets a 9.
I suspect there are a few people here who automatically give Tori a 1.... I on the other hand like most of Tori's stuff.
Love her red hair...
fusionmuze wrote:
prolific, clever and very gifted.
and equally boring, more kate b. please!
I have no idea why this song is hovering around 6.0. What a marvelous song! The lyrics are poetry, the melody is pleasing and her voice is lilting and mysterious. This one gets a 9.
prolific, clever and very gifted.
This surely is one of Tori's best in years, no?
I dig this album. Keep the cuts coming...
Tori Amos is such an incredibly talented woman - she is an amazing writer, her lyrics are total poetry, she is an incredible pianist and her vocals are like liquid magic. Without a doubt one of the most intelligent, creative performers. As far as I am concerned, this is one of the best tunes on the CD. Her live performance on this tour was also outstanding. YAY Tori! :cheers: :hearteyes:
If people want mindless trash, why are they here? This is a good song and tough darts, people I like her style! :biggrin:
effba wrote:
First Amos I've ever heard that I can stomach. Almost. I think.
Yeah, she's not actively repelling me with this one. Still, she's not attracting me either and she's still Tori Amos. On the whole, a 2, I think.
kmh wrote:
A SONIC SOUND SCAPE OF POETIC BEAUTY.... :curtain:
Could we please have some mindless trash instead?
Great song by a great artist, possibly the best female artist in the world today! Although her latest album (this one, "The Beekeeper") is not my favorite one off her catalogue, it sure is a great record! Thumb up!
effba wrote:
First Amos I've ever heard that I can stomach. Almost. I think.
Nope. :puke: A 3 would be generous. Contrite, boring, and typical.
First Amos I've ever heard that I can stomach. Almost. I think.
catmaven wrote:
I didn't like some of the phrasings--the ones that sounded more like pop music ("the only one that can't be tried," etc., refrain), but I did not understand the criticism of Amos's enunciation. I was able to pick up most of the words . . .
heheh. ironic, as the actual lyrics are "the only one you can't betray." oh well. glad you liked the song.
I have disliked every other Tori Amos selection I had heard so far. But this one I mostly like. On this one, she sounds so different--more like the lead singers of the folk-revival groups of the 1970s. I could say that I like the verses a lot but the refrain not so much. I didn't like some of the phrasings--the ones that sounded more like pop music ("the only one that can't be tried," etc., refrain), but I did not understand the criticism of Amos's enunciation. I was able to pick up most of the words . . .
Jesus Christ I hate Tori Amos. This song is just one example. Her singing is annoying, her tones monotonous, and her songs redundant. What a piece of garbage. :puke:
As mixed as my feelings are about The Beekeeper, I like this one a lot. And the Philip Glass segue was a nice touch. please please please no more Torn Anus jokes. seriously. they would be unfunny even if she hadn't been raped.
kmh wrote:
GIVE THE LYRICS A CHANCE & YOU'LLL BE TAKEN IN BY A SONIC SOUND SCAPE OF POETIC BEAUTY THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND UP.....DON'T JUDGE HER ON FIRST LISTEN. IT TAKES A FEW TIMES TO SINK IN... IF YOU DARE TO HAVE THE TENACITY. :curtain:
Yep...I've given her several chances, and I still can't stand the way she sings...yeah, she's in tune, but it's the way she enunciates that incenses me.
Arthur_Two_Sheds_Jackson wrote:
I felt the same way until I heard "China" from Little Earthquakes. Great song. Now I really like her.
really, most tori fans hate china. including me. it's too sappy
mkd wrote:
amos is great but she's been repeating herself for a long time. all amos fans (including me) can live happily without the last 3-4 albums.
so not true!
GIVE THE LYRICS A CHANCE & YOU'LLL BE TAKEN IN BY A SONIC SOUND SCAPE OF POETIC BEAUTY THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND UP.....DON'T JUDGE HER ON FIRST LISTEN. IT TAKES A FEW TIMES TO SINK IN... IF YOU DARE TO HAVE THE TENACITY. :curtain.gif:
My hair hurts from all the Tori Amos.
amos is great but she's been repeating herself for a long time. all amos fans (including me) can live happily without the last 3-4 albums.
We could do without Tori in the middle of this great set.
This could be on any of her past albums..
Shesdifferent wrote:
I can't come to terms with Tori Amos. Talented, but no really for my taste. :yawn:
I felt the same way until I heard "China" from Little Earthquakes. Great song. Now I really like her. edit: I think Yahoo has the video if you want to check it out.
jadewahoo wrote:
The previous song played on RP, tonight, was Alison, by Elvis Costello, in which he ststes "My aim is true". Ya think we could borrow him for a moment and let him have a go at Tori Amos?
Call me crazy, but even though I like Tori Amos I think this is just funny. :)
I can't come to terms with Tori Amos. Talented, but no really for my taste. :yawn:
Excuse me, I need to go find some ear plugs. Yuck.
Though talented, she is not my fav. I gave up depression long. Will mute this song!
The previous song played on RP, tonight, was Alison, by Elvis Costello, in which he ststes "My aim is true". Ya think we could borrow him for a moment and let him have a go at Tori Amos?
Screech, screech, screech.... gawd, please make it stop. Nothing like Tori Amos to get me out of my office micro-managing the subs. Yikes!
Wonderful. I hook up my laptop to the wireless network at my mother-in-law's farm, and I hear Pink-Floyd, Philip Glass, and Tori Amos in sequence. Blilliant, what a setup. :clap:
japanmoran wrote:
ditto mute.
it's mute-alicious.
BillG wrote:
All of the drums on the album are live - by Matt Chamberlain.
Strange as Matt Chamberlain is one of my favorite drummers (and I am a big fan of drummers)... the first minute or so of the song did sound programmed. Picked up as the song went along and I heard the MC I know and love... Sort of strange, this song has a bit of a (slight) trip-hop vibe at points. I've liked everything I've heard from the album but this is at the very top of that list. Makes it easier to shell out the $60/ticket tomorrow I'm going to be spending for the NYC show. Cool.
ashbyman wrote:
This the first I've heard of the new Tori. Pretty harmony and a lot less over the top vocally than I'm used to from her. I like this. That said, I don't love the programmed drums, or programmed drums in general.
All of the drums on the album are live - by Matt Chamberlain.
This the first I've heard of the new Tori. Pretty harmony and a lot less over the top vocally than I'm used to from her. I like this. That said, I don't love the programmed drums, or programmed drums in general.
trekhead wrote:
Obvious MUTE...
ditto mute.
not a fan but this is nice. i'll have to give her stuff another whirl.
RPsavedme wrote:
MY FAVORITE OF WHAT I'VE HEARD OFF OF 'BEEKEEPER' THIS WEEK
Ha. Nice handle. :)
Very....blah.
MY FAVORITE OF WHAT I'VE HEARD OFF OF 'BEEKEEPER' THIS WEEK
Tori Amos to me is like nails on a chalkboard....and not in a good way. :stop:
oh nice, first song I've heard off this album on RP...out next week in stores :-)
Obvious MUTE...