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Tori Amos — Bouncing Off Clouds
Album: American Doll Posse
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:03
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Bouncing off of clouds we were
Is there a love lost and found?

Make it easy, make this easy
It's not as heavy as it seems
Wrapped in metal, wrapped in ivy
Paint it in mint ice cream

We could be bouncing off the top of this cloud ''(I'll put on my silver)''
Bouncing off the top of this cloud

Failure to respond but
I did, but did you listen?

Bouncing off the top of this cloud ''(I'll put on my silver)''
About what you said, has it come to this? ''(I'll put on my silver)''
Bouncing off the top of this cloud

Well, you can stare all day at the sky
But that won't bring her back, that won't bring her back
You said you're waiting on fate
But I think fate is now, I think fate is now waiting on us

Make this easy, easy, easy
We could make this easy, easy, love, easy
We could make this easy, make this easy
It's not as heavy as it seems
Make this easy, make this easy
It's not as heavy as it seems
Wrapped in metal, wrapped in ivy
Blue umbrellas now smiling

We could be bouncing off the top of this cloud ''(I'll put on my silver)''
About what you said, has it come to this? ''(I'll put on my silver)''
Bouncing off the top of this cloud ''(I'll put on my silver)''
About what you said, has it come to this? ''(I'll put on my silver)''

Bouncing off of clouds we were
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Tori Amos... 2 by ~marbel
 Wisecrowe wrote:
If I had rope long enough, I'd probably take care of myself.
 
Ooh, that's harsh. I generally loathe Tori, but I don't mind this.

If you haven't seen her live already, you MUST SEE TORI LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for being one of the only stations that faithfully plays Tori!
Love the lyrics:
Make it easy
Make this easy.....
It's not as heavy as it seems
{#Notworthy} LOVE TORI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 a_genuine_find wrote:

 

I love this photo SO MUCH.
I've never been a Tori fan, however, I don't dislike her music. I appreciate her when I hear her and respect her as a songwriter/musician. This is the first time I've heard this track and I quite like it. It really jumped out at me, which her music hasn't done for me before. It is a step in a different direction compared to what I've heard from Tori in the past and I like where she's going. She's suffered the Kate Bush comparison for years, and at the beginning, I was right there with many others, waving my "critic's finger". I don't now. It's nice to see an artist grow and evolve like she has.

...and she can't go wrong having Matt Chamberlain play for her, he is a phenomenal drummer.
I'd just like to point out one thing: There is no "i" in cloud. Thank you. 3
I never get tired of listening to Tori

{#Bounce}
this is the only song of hers I have ever liked.
(though she still sounds like Kate Bush) 
Is the name of this LP influenced by the name Insane Clown Posse?
 thewiseking wrote:
nice track. this works for her.
 

Agreed. Works for me too.



she thinks she is cindy lauper... {#Shhh}
 Zamoeba wrote:
Something is wacky with the encoding...all kinds of artifacts and phasing...sounds like a cassette tape that's all chewed up... Decent tune otherwise... UPDATE: It's supposed to sound like that?
 
It doesn't sound like that on my CD or MP3... and I only hear in certain parts on here.  That's odd... {#Think}
{#Jump} {#Bounce} {#Jump}

{#Bananapiano}

{#Hearteyes}

Something is wacky with the encoding...all kinds of artifacts and phasing...sounds like a cassette tape that's all chewed up... Decent tune otherwise... UPDATE: It's supposed to sound like that?
robco1 wrote:
I miss the Weasel! And Damien too! So sad that a big part of my childhood is gone, but at least we have RP!
Psst, don't tell anyone that I occasionally listen to ye olde tyme radio, but weasel is still around if you know where to look.
This raises the age-old question; which came first - the chicken or the hair helmet? :ask:
a boring song from tori, yeah it's boring, don't play this again, pleeaaassseee....
oldman wrote:
I really used to like Tory, but this album missed by a mile.
Liked her so much that you can't remember how to spell her name? ;)
oldman wrote:
I really used to like Tory, but this album missed by a mile.
Too conservative for you, eh?
this totally sucks
nice track. this works for her.
I really used to like Tory, but this album missed by a mile.
I can't help myself from tapping my foot to this one. Tori will get me through this afternoon! :bounce:
If I had rope long enough, I'd probably take care of myself. :confused:
the stream died and now it's silent. i'm ok with that for the moment.
Saw her live a few months ago. Man, the things she does to that piano bench... Or is that the things she do? gramatically challenged.
Tori only gets better... :cheers:
I like it, too. Sure, pure pristine unproduced raw Tori is amazing, but there's plenty of room in Tori's musical universe for stuff like this -- good stuff like this
I just bumped this up.
electronicshaman wrote:
I definitely liked her more when she wasn't crap
I think I like her more now that she is crap! :puke:
ColdBear wrote:
Does anyone hear the very bad compression. Her voice is distorded, and it is truly annoying. Love Tori, you dont deserve that.
I agree. Her earlier stuff wasn't as overproduced and sounded MUCH better. Lots of pop stuff, especially in the last several years, is seemingly produced and mixed for iPod listeners who commute on a noisy NYC subway. And genuinely magical artists, like Tori, don't need a bunch of overdone effects in their mix to make up for a lack of talent. Tori isn't Britney Spears or Kelly Clarkson but the producer and/or engineer gives her the same treatment on this CD.
Ooo! I like! :bananapiano:
I definitely liked her more when she wasn't crap
Not so good. I admire her for doing this.
Oh, Tori. Thanks for being such a freak.
ColdBear wrote:
Does anyone hear the very bad compression. Her voice is distorded, and it is truly annoying.
...i think the distortion is a production decision on this track, part of its sound by design - i like it...
oldman wrote:
Funny in an interview on WHFS out here, (Weasel was the DJ, pretty sure).... Anyways, Tory said she had never heard of Kate Bush. :shifty:
I have no idea when the interview was given, but she was yanking the DJ's chain. I'm pretty sure she's said that Bush was an influence. And I don't think many musicians lived through the 80's without at least hearing one Bush song. With that said, I think Joni Mitchell influenced Amos more than Bush.
squidish wrote:
Ah yes, there she is...
I'm indifferent to Tori, but that's funny shit.
Great Tori tune. I think the album is overkill but this is one of my favorite tracks.
pretty much!! jadewahoo wrote:
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:bananapiano:
Does anyone hear the very bad compression. Her voice is distorded, and it is truly annoying. Love Tori, you dont deserve that.
oldman wrote:
Funny in an interview on WHFS out here, (Weasel was the DJ, pretty sure).... Anyways, Tory said she had never heard of Kate Bush. :shifty:
I miss the Weasel! And Damien too! So sad that a big part of my childhood is gone, but at least we have RP!
I heard her do this on Leno and couldn't understand a single word.
squidish wrote:
Ah yes, there she is...
HONK
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burdell wrote:
I saw Tori perform this on David Letterman. She played two pianos simultaneously. That impresses me. I cannot even play one.
Ah yes, there she is...
TriskyJen wrote:
I always hear Kate Bush under there. Yeah this is good, and different from Kate... perhaps more widely palatable? But it makes me want to listen to The Kick Inside
Funny in an interview on WHFS out here, (Weasel was the DJ, pretty sure).... Anyways, Tory said she had never heard of Kate Bush. :shifty:








I always hear Kate Bush under there. Yeah this is good, and different from Kate... perhaps more widely palatable? But it makes me want to listen to The Kick Inside
burdell wrote:
I saw Tori perform this on David Letterman. She played two pianos simultaneously. That impresses me. I cannot even play one. Wonderful bridge, and this is such a catchy tune, but the chorus does not grab me at all. Close to great, but I have to give it a eight.
spark?
Saw her last month for the first time in 10 years! It was outstanding. Her look sure has changed but her voice was golden.
Love you Tori!
Great tune, and no, that is NOT a cock in her hands!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
dogpound wrote:
Tori might be jesus, Kate Bush would be god.
haha :) Well put.
I saw Tori perform this on David Letterman. She played two pianos simultaneously. That impresses me. I cannot even play one. Wonderful bridge, and this is such a catchy tune, but the chorus does not grab me at all. Close to great, but I have to give it a eight.
kmh wrote:
If God were a woman, she would be Tori
Tori might be jesus, Kate Bush would be god.
If you love Tori, and I have since Little Earthquakes, you have to love this. The CD is loaded with some solid songs. Not necessarily her best but close to it. One man's opinion, she is one of the most prolific and talented artist around. I saw her in concert in NYC recently and she put on an excellent show. :clap: :clap: :hearteyes:
electronicshaman wrote:
Yeah, come to think of it, that cover does bite. Looks like the work of an early 90's designer wannabe let loose with photoshop. not a patch on this one though... still hate the song, nails on a blackboard etc...
WOW, that's so wrong on so many levels. Yes, it gets my vote for shitiest cover ever.
Easily the best song on the album, which is bittersweet. Parts of the album wander into the bizarre... she took way too many creative liberties. Nonetheless, it is good to hear her rocking out again.
Tedious. Ponderous.
Diamond_Dog wrote:
This is a good song from a great album! Another great album from Tori!
:yes:
kmh wrote:
If God were a woman, she would be Tori
oh, something to ponder. something tori may not be telling us
lerxst wrote:
I actually like this song, but it's possibly the worst album cover ever.
Yeah, come to think of it, that cover does bite. Looks like the work of an early 90's designer wannabe let loose with photoshop. not a patch on this one though... still hate the song, nails on a blackboard etc...
This sounds like it could use a few more kbps on the encoding. Either that or the engineers put flange on the final mix.
This is a good song from a great album! Another great album from Tori!
Very poor encoding. It whistles a lot, and ruins Tori voice...
lwilkinson wrote:
Y'all say what you like. It's difficult to sit at my desk, have this come on and not tap my foot.
Same here, but the mute button on my keyboard's too small for my foot. Ho hum defined.
Honeyman wrote:
She sounds like a yowling cat. 4.
Yowling cats are not acceptable, so not a 4. They're also anything but ho-hum, so not a 3 either. Are they marginal? Well, yes, in that they're on the very edge of what we would find tolerable. Like dental drilling when you really need it. Moreover, I would certainly consider throwing water on this song to make it stop. Sounds like this is a yowling-cat 2.
kmh wrote:
If God were a woman, she would be Tori
:yes: I heart this song. *bounces in her chair* A 9 for me. :good-vibes:
d00kie wrote:
I never could figure out why the US Geological Survey needed an Arts Department! Go figure :jump:
weak.
Cool song! I'll listen to the lyrics later.
She sounds like a yowling cat. 4.
If God were a woman, she would be Tori
Such a wonderful freak she is
Wow, a Tori song that I LIKE. It's probably because she sounds a lot like Kate Bush here. (I know, it's been said before.)
I actually like this song, but it's possibly the worst album cover ever.
Y'all say what you like. It's difficult to sit at my desk, have this come on and not tap my foot.
trekhead wrote:
She's not well... 3.
Trek! :wave: I thought you'd like anything that sounds slightly spacey....
bouncing off my chair! yay TORI!
bad bad bad I'm dropping this from a 5 to 1
She's not well... 3.
Abgesandter wrote:
make this easy it`s not happy as its seems bouncing on clouds.... bouncing in my room :) 10!
Enough bong tokes already !!!!!!!
yuk yuk. pretty dumb. and how about putting down that chicken.
Probably my second favorite song off of the album. I'd love it if you played it! By the way, this album is equal to Little Earthquakes or Under the Pink, in my opinion. Definitely some of her most honest, inspired work.
Have always liked this & never knew what it was. Thank you RP.
Have the vocals been processed in some weird way or is this just an extremely bad MP3?
wish she would just stop trying to be Kate bush. Hate it 2/10
make this easy it`s not happy as its seems bouncing on clouds.... bouncing in my room :) 10!
In the words of Mr. Burns, " I know what I hate, and I don't hate this ". A solid 7.5.
mrrmt wrote:
Wow, spirits and souls! crazy! Half the religions in the world spout about spirits and souls! Those people are all sooo bizarre! Tori should shut up and talk about designer purses and bling like other recording artists!
:clap: :clap: :roflol:
cleverguy wrote:
She turned 40. That...and she believes all kinds of weird shit. I saw her on A & E earlier this year and she was spouting all kinds of crazy, superstitious stuff about spirits and souls. I respect her as an artist, but she is a bizarre person I wouldn't want to know personally.
Wow, spirits and souls! crazy! Half the religions in the world spout about spirits and souls! Those people are all sooo bizarre! Tori should shut up and talk about designer purses and bling like other recording artists!
I think this is the one new tori song that doesnt bug me
MinMan wrote:
maybe someone left some Kate Bush cd's in there for Tori's listening pleasure.
Yes, I immediately thought Kate Bush as well. Didn't know Tori understood the concept of rhythm. Like this, 7
...are her concerts. She's a superb musician and the shows are wonderful.
out_to_lunch wrote:
what I want to know is, how does buying a flat in London suddenly make this all-too american girl suddenly sing with a very British accent?
London is in Britian. duh.
out_to_lunch wrote:
what I want to know is, how does buying a flat in London suddenly make this all-too american girl suddenly sing with a very British accent?
maybe someone left some Kate Bush cd's in there for Tori's listening pleasure.
Wot\'s this Guv\'nuh? A Tori Amos song that I like? Well bugger me arse.
didstanbul wrote:
Tori Amos used to be edgy and... what's the word? Whatever happened to her?
She turned 40. That...and she believes all kinds of weird shit. I saw her on A & E earlier this year and she was spouting all kinds of crazy, superstitious stuff about spirits and souls. I respect her as an artist, but she is a bizarre person I wouldn't want to know personally.
Thanks!!!
what I want to know is, how does buying a flat in London suddenly make this all-too american girl suddenly sing with a very British accent?
Mari wrote:
My copy of American Doll Posse arrived today! Woo!
UltraNurd wrote:
Does it come with a live chicken? :D
No, just sounds like one :yell:
TimeWaster wrote:
I'm listening w/ headphones, and I notice the sound going back and forth from L to R very quickly; is that the way the song is, or is it some weird compression artifact? OK, now I don't hear it so much, oh wait, now I do... Were some instruments recorded through a Leslie speaker? What the hell is going on??
Yeah, put my headphones on after my last comment and noticed what you did, the rapid L-R shifting. Peter Gabriel does that on Solsbury Hill -- it's okay on speakers, but it's really annoying with headphones (unless you like that sort of thing).
leathepea wrote:
Is the sound quality supposed to be this bad on this song?
I was just wondering the same thing, it sounds like it was recorded on a cassette tape in some sections -- I believe it was intentional, but the purpose of the effect is lost on me.
this is great. my fiance who really just barely tolerates tori (I LOVE HER) actually enjoys this album! I think it's the stronger use of guitars and percussion with the piano as more of a force rather than a focus of the song.
My favorite Tori Amos since "Under the Pink"
appst89 wrote:
Wow! A Tori Amos song that doesn't completely suck. Who would've ever thunk it?
I know! I know! My thoughts exactly. Woulda never thunk it myself: a Tori Amos song I kinda almost sorta like. Wow! :shifty:
Is it Tori Amos without all the pianism, or is it Kate Bush without the dancing?
This was an amazing song. First time I heard it. Buying the album tomorrow...
Is the sound quality supposed to be this bad on this song?
ok I'm officially tired of this album...
Love the "rolling" piano melody throughout the song!
Love!
I'm listening w/ headphones, and I notice the sound going back and forth from L to R very quickly; is that the way the song is, or is it some weird compression artifact? OK, now I don't hear it so much, oh wait, now I do... Were some instruments recorded through a Leslie speaker? What the hell is going on??