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Tori Amos — Ophelia
Album: Abnormally Attracted To Sin
Avg rating:
6.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 454









Released: 2009
Length: 4:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ophelia, your secret is safe
Ophelia, you must break the chain
Some girls will get their way
Some fathers will control from the grave
Ophelia, you must remember

Veronica's America
Is not like, is not like Charlotte's
One to savour, cosmic flavour
Then Alison whispers, "Remember
Change waltzes in with her Sister Pain
Waiting for you to send her away
Wish her well, break the chain
Break the chain"

Ophelia, I feel you
Ophelia, "The Eve of Saint Agnes"
A poem he can't reach you in
Ophelia, you know how to lose
But when will you learn to choose
Those men who choose to stay
Those mothers who won't look the other way
Ophelia, you must remember

Veronica's America
Is not like, is not like Charlotte's
One to savour, cosmic flavour
Then Alison whispers, "Remember
Change waltzes in with her Sister Pain
Waiting for you to send her away
Wish her well, break the chain
Break the chain"

Ophelia
Ophelia, I feel you
Remember
Comments (58)add comment
 Brooklyn_Carey wrote:
A lot of the "criticism" on here is straight up misogynist. 
 

If not even misogirlie-ist!
A lot of the "criticism" on here is straight up misogynist. 
 johnnyvelcro wrote:
God how I hate Tore Me Anus
 
Perhaps you should stop abusing yourself, then.
God how I hate Tore Me Anus
 bbryan wrote:
must... resist... snide comment about Tori...

room spinning...getting dark...
 


@bbryan - are you there?  Nine years later - too late to call 911?

RIP bbryan.

Tori

Tori Amos - Montreal 2009 - 2 by ~MrSyn
Patryk Pigeon  ©2007-2010 ~MrSyn

Tori Amos live in Montreal, August 11 2009


I rather enjoy this song, but have to say it might have the widest voting record of any song I've ever seen.  All the way from 0 to 10...and not one "number" stands out as getting the most votes.


 AngieOrwell wrote:
I miss old Tori soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, stop being mainstream and be amazingly awsome again!
 

How can you tell the difference? It just sounds like old crap or new crap, still crap!{#Puke}{#Roflol}
You are right, needs to be in a the adequate mood

 
Otomi wrote:
Ophelia is powerful stuff if your head happens to be in the right space when it gets played.
 




Lovely piano notes with a haunting melody...  love it...


Not bad!
can't help but think of this painting from the 1850s:

 


"It's not like Charlotte, one to savour, 'cos McFlavour"? {#Stupid}

Lovely song and singer, though. 8 from the Nottingham jury which would appreciate it more with a deeper knowledge of Shakespeare.

Shut up!,sit down!!
 Droidac wrote:
So who is/was Ophelia, and why are there so many songs out there about her?
 
https://www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/opheliachar.html

Ophelia is a character in Hamlet

 AngieOrwell wrote:
I miss old Tori soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, stop being mainstream and be amazingly awsome again!
 

I agree with you, Angie. Something tells me Tori is not listening, however.
I miss old Tori soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, stop being mainstream and be amazingly awsome again!
Ophelia is powerful stuff if your head happens to be in the right space when it gets played.
Just not feeling it with any of the songs on this album. She seems to be losing her touch.
 Droidac wrote:
So who is/was Ophelia, and why are there so many songs out there about her?
 
Some crazy chick from Hamlet.

 Stave wrote:
Damn it, Tori, you're better than this and we all know it.  So stop screwin' around.
 

Don't speak for me Stave.  I've never cared for her work or her voice.


Damn it, Tori, you're better than this and we all know it.  So stop screwin' around.
So who is/was Ophelia, and why are there so many songs out there about her?
Kate Bush wanna be.
Very odd how the rating for this song is very much multi-modal (1 and 10)...
Poor song had to follow Scarborough Fair.
 lmic wrote:
I concur that more variety is better. However, in fairness to Bill, and for what it's worth, not all the songs stored in the library actually get played.
 
After reading your comment I double checked and found that, while there are 8 songs from the latest Doves album in the library, one of them hasn't been played. So that makes 7 songs from Kingdom of Rust in rotation. For Neko Case, all 8 songs have been played but it looks like one song has only been played 3 times. I think that Bill would like to add more of the unplayed library songs to the rotation but, as anyone who works  in IT knows,  it's a safe bet that he has to spend a lot of his time putting out fires and expanding the flexibility of the station - such as creating a new version for mobile devices. He's only one guy and keeping the station up and running must take up a lot of his time.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

I think that RP goes overboard on some albums, for example there are 8 songs from the latest albums by the Doves and from Neko Case in the RP library and in rotation. I think that's overkill. There should be a limit of 5 songs per album. Just my opinion.
 
I concur that more variety is better. However, in fairness to Bill, and for what it's worth, not all the songs stored in the library actually get played.

I'm a big fan of Tor-mi Anus's older stuff and have seen her twice in concert but having a hard time warming up to this.....
Wow, weird ratings distribution. In the battle of the 10s vs the 1s, it's the 10s by a hair. (I give it an 8)
Sounds like a bunch of cats having their tails rolled on with rocking chairs! Arghh, truly bad music....
 On_The_Beach wrote:
  ... although I think expungement is illegal in 27 states (even between consenting adults).

 
I had to wait until almost midnight to get my best laugh of the day. Very well done, Mr./Ms. Beach.

 bbryan wrote:
must... resist... snide comment about Tori...

room spinning...getting dark...
 

Resistance is futile..... biting my tongue.... passed out.............................
 tblock wrote:
The number 1 improvement to RP would be the total expungement of Tori Amos.

 
There are may stations out there that don't play, or even know of, Tori.
Go there now, and stay there, please!!!!

A little of the Redhead never hurts.

must... resist... snide comment about Tori...

room spinning...getting dark...
 Mandible wrote:
How come we don't hear songs from the rest of the album?  Is RP only allowed to play particular ones? Only 3 or 4 from this album appear to be in rotation.  I was just curious how that works.
 
I think that RP goes overboard on some albums, for example there are 8 songs from the latest albums by the Doves and from Neko Case in the RP library and in rotation. I think that's overkill. There should be a limit of 5 songs per album. Just my opinion.
 tblock wrote:
The number 1 improvement to RP would be the total expungement of Tori Amos.
 
{#Lol} I agree wholeheartedly, although I think expungement is illegal in 27 states (even between consenting adults).

 tblock wrote:
The number 1 improvement to RP would be the total expungement of Tori Amos.

 

YAY!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Yes}
 Mandible wrote:
How come we don't hear songs from the rest of the album?  Is RP only allowed to play particular ones? Only 3 or 4 from this album appear to be in rotation.  I was just curious how that works.

 

They could leave out those 3 or 4 as well and I would be good with that!{#Wink}
How come we don't hear songs from the rest of the album?  Is RP only allowed to play particular ones? Only 3 or 4 from this album appear to be in rotation.  I was just curious how that works.

The number 1 improvement to RP would be the total expungement of Tori Amos.

SCREECHING {#Lol}  like that word! #2

Then Alison whispers," remember
Change waltzes in with her sister Pain
Waiting for you to send her away
Wish her well break the chain
Break the chain"


Oh, Tori, your lyrics break my heart. I love you.

entirely possible that I'm missing something because lord knows that happens with me from time to time, but this just seems to be boring
Awful.  Enough of this, thanks.
Ordinarily I like Tori, but not this track. Not enough to warrant a sucko-barfo, but that could easily change if this gets into regular rotation.

All Star ... All Time ... Amazing woman!
 ick wrote:
McFlavor?
 
cosmic flavor....
I thought it was McFlavor, too, at first, but then looked up the lyrics {#Smile}


I am so-o-o-o glad that my computer has an easily accessibile MUTE button. The screeching of Tori Amos sends creepy-crawlies up my back.
While I sometimes wish there was an '11' rating for some outstanding artists, I also wish there were a below zero rating for the likes of TA.
damn. i thought she had hung it up.
Like this much better so far than her last album
See how I feel a year from now, but she's starting to head into the Meatloaf "Bombastic Rock" area
McFlavor?


That is sweet piano work... this song is good for the ears...


Could this song get a melody or something. It is so bad.  

{#Daisy}Love, love, love Tori. This album isn't even released yet.  Thank you so much for playing this.{#Daisy}
                                             ......May 19....get this album....

Thanks Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While I absolutely love Tori's older stuff, some of her newer albums have been hit-or-miss. I like what I've heard off this new one so far, and hope that the whole thing is this good.

Tori is Back!!

Awesome song - can't wait for the rest of the album. You rock, Bill.{#Clap}