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Tori Amos — Body And Soul
Album: American Doll Posse
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:53
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Sweet communion
Sweet communion
Sweet communion'

I have waited all my life
You say you are bonafide
To be my judge
Lay your law down on me, love

Seven devils, bring them on
I have left my weapons
'Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Body and soul, body and soul

Sweet communion
Sweet communion

In my temple, boy, be warned
Violence doesn't have a home now
But ecstasy
That's as pure as a woman's gold

Seven devils, bring them on
I have left my weapons
'Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Body and soul, body and soul

I'll save you from that Sunday sermon
Boy, I think you need a conversion
Body and soul, body and soul

Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Come and kneel with me, body and soul
Body and soul, body and soul
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 Cynaera wrote:
Not really fond of Tori Amos, but I like this song.  Client's "Lights Go Out" would sound good following this one. {#Sunny}

 
{#Hearteyes}    will look that Client's song up, that is a note from a magic spirit

This artist does not get nearly enough credit.


Siouxie, is that you?
Not really fond of Tori Amos, but I like this song.  Client's "Lights Go Out" would sound good following this one. {#Sunny}
I like her more intimate pieces as well, but your criticism has validity to it.  Personally, I like her drama.  She's captivating.
As much as it pains me to admit it, I agree... While her artistic "flourishes" (some would say excesses) make her initimate works painful and overwraught (to me), they seem to translate into pretty good rock songs.

 
crockydile wrote:
When Tori is good, she is very, very good. Take this song for instance. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 


Love it,
Tori Amos is just all the way HOT!


Wow it is mighty refreshing to see a woman in "the business" who looks at (and portrays) several facets of her self.  Not just the hot, cutesy, babygirl side.  Sure, she's still a performer (and that's like saying "sure, he's still a politician, but...") but I see her as so much more of a "real" person than almost any other female artist out there. 

Even though this song is not one of my favs, her first three albums will always be tops on my classics list.

Did I mention that the first time I heard Tori's name, I thought my friend had said "Torn Anus?"

I thought he was talking about a punk band. . .

{#Shifty}


Thanks, RP. I needed a Tori pick me up today...one of my favs on this album.


 stewliscious wrote:
Ugh.  Cats fighting in a hail storm.
 
{#Clap}

{#Headache}
When Tori is good, she is very, very good. Take this song for instance. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 EssexTex wrote:
That poor chicken/cock....do you think she adopted it after the photo shoot?....I'm sure I can hear it on backing vocals

 

Haaaa - really many funny people here.
SMILING!

Hurt me, go ahead, torture me (17 songs now)
but TORI is way-way-way too much!
SICK!


That poor chicken/cock....do you think she adopted it after the photo shoot?....I'm sure I can hear it on backing vocals

 Mandible wrote:

Should you really criticize the musical ability of a woman who can play 2 pianos at once?
 

Ayyyyyyyy-men! :)
{#Yell}
Hell yeah!!!{#Motor}
 Hannio wrote:


I generally find Tori annoying, but I rather like this song.
 
I'd go farther and say this may be the only Tori Amos song I can stand...

Wow this is Tori Amos......I have a new respect.
Ugh.  Cats fighting in a hail storm.
Brings to mind (the aptly named) Caterwaul.
Two real ugly covers in a row....{#Stupid}

Should you really criticize the musical ability of a woman who can play 2 pianos at once?
The more I hear, the more I like.
Sweet Communion
Sweet Communion

I have waited all my life
You say you are bonafide
To be my judge
Lay your law down on me love

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
'cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Body and Soul Body and Soul Body and Soul

Sweet Communion
Sweet Communion
In my temple boy be warned
Violence doesn't have a home now but ecstasy
That's as pure as a woman's gold

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
'cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Body and Soul Body and Soul Body and Soul

I'll save you from that sunday sermon
Boy I think you need a conversion
Body and Soul

Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Come and kneel with me Body and Soul
Body and Soul Body and Soul Body and Soul


 Hannio wrote:


I generally find Tori annoying, but I rather like this song.
 

Haha! Exactly!
 pixidrizzl wrote:
Not my favorite from that album, but...it'll do.  {#Dancingbanana}
 
Not mine, either, but...

...Sounds like she had some things to "get out of her system" here on this album, and it's fascinating to listen along as she does so.

(Not sure I buy the record, though.)

 Boston_Ed wrote:
I'm a huge fan of Kate Bush as well as Tori Amos and really don't see all of the referenced similarities between the two aside from their both being uniquely talented singer/songwriters. But I do  agree, this is not one of my favorite Tori songs.
 
I agree with the lack of similarity. However, I totally dig this song! {#Drummer}
Not my favorite from that album, but...it'll do.  {#Dancingbanana}
I'm a huge fan of Kate Bush as well as Tori Amos and really don't see all of the referenced similarities between the two aside from their both being uniquely talented singer/songwriters. But I do  agree, this is not one of my favorite Tori songs.
 weevilkinevil wrote:
I generally like Tori, but I find this song rather annoying.
 

I generally find Tori annoying, but I rather like this song.
 tompoll wrote:
Sorry, but Tori always sounds like a not-very-good impersonation of Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, or (in this case) a little of both. I expect to get flamed about the ubiquitous "Kate Bush" reference...
 
No flame, but I'm guessing you don't have wide exposure to Tori's back catalogue or female vocalists in general.

I'm a fan of all Kate's (and PJ's) albums, and though I don't like all of Tori's work I still recognize much of what is uniquely hers. As much as anyone can be said to have created "unique" music, I mean.

Maybe one reason they seem so similar to you is because they have an unusually wide vocal range for pop? Shouldn't Tori get to exercise hers just as much as Kate has?
I generally like Tori, but I find this song rather annoying.
 kaybee wrote:

I agree.  I can't stand Tori Amos because she isn't just influenced by Kate Bush, but she's a complete rip-off and she' become successful as a result of this.  I'm amazed Kate doesn't sue her for plagiarism.

 
can't disagree more.  kate bush?  are you serious?

I see the similarity, but i've always perceived Kate Bush as having a sort of... hesitant(?) delivery that is actually part of her charm.  But in the (admittedly few) songs of her's I know well, her dynamic range falls far short of Tori's delivery.  Plus a major aspect of Tori's work is her piano playing (less so on this song obviously). 

All that being said, I don't have a wide exposure to Kate Bush so... this is possibly an incomplete take.  I never saw her as being a rip-off though.


 kaybee wrote:


I agree.  I can't stand Tori Amos because she isn't just influenced by Kate Bush, but she's a complete rip-off and she' become successful as a result of this.  I'm amazed Kate doesn't sue her for plagiarism.

 
On the other hand, I have a love hate with Miss Amos born out of a combination of high expectations early in her career and a itching uncomfortable feeling i get any time I actually WATCH her perform.  Both she and Lisa Loeb have this look they give the camera that just weirds me out.  Other than that she rocks ;)

kmh wrote:
I'm one of the few that think she's a goddess. I can't comprehend why people don't like her??? She can do no wrong in my book....
 

Only BillG, and I mean ONLY BillG, could move from RL Burnside to Tori Amos so seamlessly.  He's probably the only one who could do it at all.  Regardless what you think of the songs, you have to admire the mastery.

 


I'm one of the few that think she's a goddess. I can't comprehend why people don't like her??? She can do no wrong in my book....
 tompoll wrote:
Sorry, but Tori always sounds like a not-very-good impersonation of Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, or (in this case) a little of both. I expect to get flamed about the ubiquitous "Kate Bush" reference...
 
I agree.  I can't stand Tori Amos because she isn't just influenced by Kate Bush, but she's a complete rip-off and she' become successful as a result of this.  I'm amazed Kate doesn't sue her for plagiarism.

that might have been the worst song i have ever heard
She's practically yodelling. No thanks.
So sick of this song! Mute this sucker!
{#Bananapiano}
 MinMan wrote:
Either Bill or Rebecca must really like this one because it's currently being played daily. I'm just trying to understand WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THAT CHICKEN. is this some sort of Caribbean exorcism? What does it take for one to get cured?
 
??

The Romans used chickens for oracles, both when flying ("ex avibus") and when feeding ("auspicium ex tripudiis"). The hen ("gallina") gave a favourable omen ("auspicium ratum"), when appearing from the left (Cic.,de Div. ii.26), like the crow and the owl.



Goodness, this plain noise has finally come to an end.
ktnsb wrote:
This song rocks in much the same way that a Winnabago gracefully tumbles sideways down a hill.
:lol: That movie is playing in my head right now.
Either Bill or Rebecca must really like this one because it's currently being played daily. I'm just trying to understand WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THAT CHICKEN. is this some sort of Caribbean exorcism? What does it take for one to get cured?
Sorry, but Tori always sounds like a not-very-good impersonation of Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, or (in this case) a little of both. I expect to get flamed about the ubiquitous "Kate Bush" reference...
Jelani wrote:
Pretentious turd.
Interesting oxymoron. Well, maybe not so interesting.
Sounds like S & Banshees... Maybe it's just me.
weevilkinevil wrote:
Yeah, I couldn't take my eyes off it for a little while, even though I really wanted to.
Confirmation of Pretense.
Oh , I see I've commented already! Oooops!
slartibart_O wrote:
...the photo creeps me out.
Yeah, I couldn't take my eyes off it for a little while, even though I really wanted to.
Pretentious turd.
ktnsb wrote:
This song rocks in much the same way that a Winnabago gracefully tumbles sideways down a hill.
HA!!!!!!
Sounds like Tori is getting back to her edgy sound...which is a very good thing.
Sorry Tori, you missed the mark on this one. I have been a fan for a while, but most of this album didn't work for me.
I am not sure how to put this without breaking the RP rules...... Here goes..... "What is she on" "Is there a point" "Pretentious *@£&!H"
Stefen wrote:
Rock on, Tori, rock on.
This song rocks in much the same way that a Winnabago gracefully tumbles sideways down a hill.
Rock on, Tori, rock on.
When I just glanced at the song title, it was mistaken for "Bloody awful" It's just my observation.
thewaxtadpole wrote:
I gather you posted this comment within 4 hours of joining RP.
Excellent response. That being said, I can tolerate this TA over many others. It approaches rock n roll. But the photo creeps me out.
mirmir37 wrote:
Yes!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you for playing my all-time favorite artist!! I was wondering when I'd hear some of her stuff <...>
I gather you posted this comment within 4 hours of joining RP.
RobRyan wrote:
This is pretty dreadful, imo. I give it a 2 because a song has to be Foreigner bad to get a 1. Of course, Foreigner would be (thankfully, Bill doesn't play it) unrated since it's worse than anything else. Ever.
Yep, Foreigner is bad, but I wouldn't say the worst. I'd put them ahead of Rush, Styx, KISS, April Wine and Creed, to name but a few!
Way too repetitive for my liking.
:notworthy: sublime....
Hmmm.. I'll always love Tori. I certainly don't feel like I hear her too much on RP! I love the variety!!!
She's an acquired taste....much like a lot of the music on RP. Thankfully she suits my palate quite nicely. Thanks RP.
:no: Not the "Body And Soul" that I know and love. This makes Coleman Hawkins weep.
Whirlpool wrote:
I wish RP would stop playing her so much.
ditto
Wow, Joni to Tori! Thanks, Bill! :high-five:
Yes!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you for playing my all-time favorite artist!! I was wondering when I'd hear some of her stuff, and luckily (for me!), this is one of my favorite songs off of her new album. Thanks for making my evening! :music:
Bill, you have chosen the only song of her I don't like! :cry:
g1lgam3sh wrote:
This is toss, tosh, piffle, wank, shite. I suppose it must have something to make me react so negatively, bollocks, it's a pile of wank.
Your Mancunian commentary is more entertaining than the song, that is for sure! :mrgreen:
In general I don't care for Tori Amos, especially when she gets all tinkly on the piano with hyper-breathy vocals. This, however, rocks.
As a general principle all music is good, after all it's all noise you either like or not; plus opinions are like arseholes in that everybodys got one. This is toss, tosh, piffle, wank, shite. I suppose it must have something to make me react so negatively, bollocks, it's a pile of wank.
Lordy, Lordy, I love this artist!!! :clap:
:notworthy: Tori Amos :notworthy:
This is pretty dreadful, imo. I give it a 2 because a song has to be Foreigner bad to get a 1. Of course, Foreigner would be (thankfully, Bill doesn\'t play it) unrated since it\'s worse than anything else. Ever.
Like it. Edgy Tori. :cool:
I've listened to TA for 15+ years. IMO, her output is uneven in greatness. She's talented, true that, but not always in an accessible way. She's no Kate Bush. This cut sounds fresh to me. Because I've been unimpressed by some of her more ambitious albums in the past, I'd be loathe to invest in a new one. TY RP for making me rethink this opinion though.
I wish RP would stop playing her so much.
dewinter wrote:
Some fans of Tori and World of War Craft made this video: (click here) ....now when I hear the song I see dancing elves. (on a more serious note- Most of Tori's music rewards a little research. Digging below the surface can take what at first listen sounded simple and turn it into a multifaceted, many layered experience, (sonically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, etc). For me- that is the mark of a true artist. There's plenty to be found if you take the time to get to know it a little better.)
That video is a lame-fest. So is this song ... Check please!
Some fans of Tori and World of War Craft made this video: (click here) ....now when I hear the song I see dancing elves. (on a more serious note- Most of Tori's music rewards a little research. Digging below the surface can take what at first listen sounded simple and turn it into a multifaceted, many layered experience, (sonically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, etc). For me- that is the mark of a true artist. There's plenty to be found if you take the time to get to know it a little better.)
pure kwrap
come and kneel with meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Sounds like Siouxsie to me...
Never liked her voice but this tune must be rated,7.
I'll be... This is the second song from this album I've heard here that I don't absolutely hate...as I do the rest of Tori Amos songs/albums I've heard. This album is really a diversion from her usual serious-sounding, annoying style. Wow. Not bad.
I am a gigantic Tori fan - for over 15 yrs. This is her best in a while. This song makes me want to dance. Tori's voice is strong here and the music puts you into a trance.....Keep it up Tori!
dig it
Hmmm, it almost has a Tori does Depeche Mode flavor to it. I'm digging it! :bounce:
Kerly wrote:
Overrated? I disagree. She is just good and therefore people tend to talk aobut her...take a moment to listen her voice: a m a z i n g. :notworthy:
Tori's a favorite of mine, but some fans act as if this woman is God....completely forgetting the Joni Mitchells, the Kate Bushs, the Laura Nyros, the women before her. She's up there, in my opinion, but NOT at the very top like some fans wanna put her at. Her fanbase kills me sometimes.
my favorite song on the new album. I can't get enough of it. Tori with edge is back.
teo wrote:
An OK song from an overrated singer.
Overrated? I disagree. She is just good and therefore people tend to talk aobut her...take a moment to listen her voice: a m a z i n g. :notworthy:
An OK song from an overrated singer.
"Be my judge. Lay your law down on me." How subtle.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I think this tune is very cool
8
I'm enjoyin' this whole album immensely! :bananajumprope: Thanx RP!
agnes wrote:
Some of them are tiny little tidbit songs, like Mr. Zebra. Except this time, the tiny little tidbit songs aren't really very good, IMO. 'Cept for Yo George.
oh come on, Posse Bonus and Programmable Soda are hilarious! reminds me of the little tunes she makes up in-between songs in concert.
I think this tune is very cool
buckskin wrote:
I have a wee bit; since I'm @ 'work' I have to keep the vol down; this started a bit louder than most. Have to pay closed attention next time I hear it.
Cool. Glad I'm not the only one. It seemed to lessen toward the latter half. Either Bill adjusted something.. . or... something else. But yeah, I'm at work too. I keep my best set of Senn cans here at work so I can listen to Radio Paradise in peace and comfort.
People contributing to this forum often have issues with Dylan, U2, and the Boss....well I have those concerns for Tori Amos. Definitively not my fav! BastetBubbyHead wrote:
LOL :(
People contributing to this forum and often issues with Dylan, U2, and the Boss....well I have those concerns for Tori Amos. Definitively not my fav! BastetBubbyHead wrote:
LOL :(
plaid wrote:
I'm getting a lot of distortion on this end during drum hits. Anybody else?
I have a wee bit; since I'm @ 'work' I have to keep the vol down; this started a bit louder than most.
I'm getting a lot of distortion on this end during drum hits. Anybody else?
I gave her an 8 - for some reason the opening measure evokes T-REX
Someone should put "Dragon" on here. Another favorite from the album.....still hate "Big Wheel" though.
dogpound wrote:
this gets worse everytime
LOL :(
siandbeth wrote:
Tori channels Siouxsi suitably.
I don't hear Siouxsie Sioux......I hear Zeppelin more than anything.
this is an awesome song. The more Tori, :bounce: the better.
agnes wrote:
Some of them are tiny little tidbit songs, like Mr. Zebra. Except this time, the tiny little tidbit songs aren't really very good, IMO. 'Cept for Yo George.
peyotecoyote wrote:
23 tracks...holy smokes! that's gotta be some kind of a record. Mine should be here next week some time.
Some of them are tiny little tidbit songs, like Mr. Zebra. Except this time, the tiny little tidbit songs aren't really very good, IMO. 'Cept for Yo George.
this gets worse everytime
Tori channels Siouxsi suitably.
Mari wrote:
I got this album in the mail an' it's so wonderful an' she's so generous with 23 trax on it, never endin' delight, so happy with it! :jump: Body an' Soul is what ya git!
23 tracks...holy smokes! that's gotta be some kind of a record.
I got this album in the mail an' it's so wonderful an' she's so generous with 23 trax on it, never endin' delight, so happy with it! :jump:
:puke:
first Tori Amos song I like.