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Tori Amos — Curtain Call
Album: Abnormally Attracted To Sin
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:55
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Ebony beauty, pass this shade
The looking glass relects
Then a voice calls me back
"This is just circumstance
It is not personal"
Oh no, it never is
Then you ram your hand in your bag
For a little friendly substance

By the time you're twenty five
They will say you've gone and blown it
By the time you're thirty five
I must confide you will have blown them all

Right on cue just act surprised
When they invite you to take
Your curtain call
You climbed China's wall
Your curtain call

I have done what I've done
And it has the ultimate consequence
Then a voice calls me back
"This is not business
No, it's more like spiritual"
Is that what it is?
Then you ram your hand in your bag
For a little protection

By the time you're twenty five
They will say you've gone and blown it
By the time you're thirty five
I must confide you will have blown them all

Right on cue just act surprised
When they invite you to take
Your curtain call
You climbed China's wall
Your curtain call
They closed China's wall
Curtain call

Ebony beauty, pass this shade
The looking glass relects
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This is a great song, probably the one I enjoyed the most from this album.
tori amos 
Yay!! Another opportunity to vocalize just how much Tori Amos sucks A&&!!{#Puke}{#Roflol}
 adamdbenson wrote:

don't you mean the SWISS?

 

What, you think the Swiss are the only ones who choose neutrality?  The Swedes have had a neutrality policy since the early 19th century.

 RadioDoc wrote:

So much for Swedes being neutral.

 
don't you mean the SWISS?

Well, this sounds a lot like the other 65-or-so other Tori songs I'm familiar with over the years. A lot. I do admire the woman for her body of work. "Winter" and "China" are killer pieces of art. I saw her in Toronto last month - spectacularly powerful, entertaining. But still, she gets sadly repetitive for me after a while. Just does. I need a break from Tori from time to time.

"I have an understanding with the work and I have an editing system in my life that is very good," she said. "I know a lot of critics hated 'Haystacks' when Monet , so it doesn't really matter does it? Their perception is their perception." -TORI AMOS



tblock wrote:

Careful Jadewahoo, soon you'll be accused of being part of a mob.{#Rolleyes}

{#Sunny}  Love and respect are the way...differences of opinion by all means-nasty hating words...no place for them and not of any use in a review or a critique...as for a mob,none forming here...gosh, did I mention the Love and Respect part...{#Sunny}
 Josephine wrote:

Jadewahoo, Your dislike for Tori will never be up for dispute, seeing that you've had something horrid to say about every song of hers you've commented on. What's with the obsession? Why spend so much time dissing her music. Seems quite personal.

Music is subjective, open to personal interpretation, for sure. But to purposefully seek to throw in vitriol about an artist, speaks loudly of your lack of character, sir.
 
Careful Jadewahoo, soon you'll be accused of being part of a mob.{#Rolleyes}
 wrangler wrote:
mute.
 
IAWTP. {#Sick}
mute.
jadewahoo wrote:
danagle wrote:
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori Amos. About half of her songs I dislike, and others are pretty good. This one sounds pretty good to me.
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori as well. About half of her songs I despise, the other half make me wanna puke. {#Puke}

Jadewahoo, Your dislike for Tori will never be up for dispute, seeing that you've had something horrid to say about every song of hers you've commented on. What's with the obsession? Why spend so much time dissing her music. Seems quite personal.

Music is subjective, open to personal interpretation, for sure. But to purposefully seek to throw in vitriol about an artist, speaks loudly of your lack of character, sir.


 danagle wrote:
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori Amos.  About half of her songs I dislike, and others are pretty good.  This one sounds pretty good to me.
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori as well. About half of her songs I despise, the other half make me wanna puke.  {#Puke}


 ufamsm wrote:
We like. Not her best, but 7 seems appropriate in this case.
 
She seems to be trying too hard to be Tori Amos on this song.  I agree.  7

 liveinthewire wrote:
I hope you choke? And they're the haters?
 
So much for Swedes being neutral.

 Darkmatter wrote:
All you Tori naysayers, I hope that you choke on all the hate you are spewing. This is outstanding! 
 
I hope you choke? And they're the haters?


this is really, really bad. 
We like. Not her best, but 7 seems appropriate in this case.
All you Tori naysayers, I hope that you choke on all the hate you are spewing. This is outstanding! 


 danagle wrote:
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori Amos.  About half of her songs I dislike, and others are pretty good.  This one sounds pretty good to me.
 

Started as a 4... then it went on an on an on and on.. now, a 1. Tori is hit or miss. barely ever reaching a 5. ugh.{#Frustrated}
I'm pretty hit and miss with Tori Amos.  About half of her songs I dislike, and others are pretty good.  This one sounds pretty good to me.
Outstanding Tori!
from the initial thunder i thought it was Ocean of Noise. Sounds like a low bitrate somehow

I've loved this woman's music for over 15 years. I find it funny how some people are bat sh*t crazy for her and others hate her music with a passion.  That reinforces to me how f-ing awesome she is.


 Mandible wrote:
Here I will help: TURN UP THE VOLUME, close eyes, and take in the TA goodness.............Ahhhhh...........


 
It's great!

I love her voice despite myself. She is so bad for me, but I just keep coming back. {#Heartkiss}
By the time she says by the time 25 times I'm outa here!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Oh, I know. Truly awful. So affected and self-conscious. She's the worst thing on RP for sure, but I'll tolerate her because overall it's the best station I've found so far.

 

Ditto.  Love RP, but must mute TA, at the risk of not turning it back on before missing something much better.
 Bear1492 wrote:
I hold a great respect for Tori but her accent and tonal slides in this song is KILLING ME!
 
yes! yes! yes!  {#Stop}
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
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You are too kind. I am serious.

It seems like every time I turn on RP, they're playing Tori Amos. I don't get the attraction and I could do with 100 % less.
I hold a great respect for Tori but her accent and tonal slides in this song is KILLING ME!
This song has definitely grown on me. You play enough Tori Amos,, though,,, that I have to become a fan,, righttt,,,keep up the good work
 btilrn wrote:
Lotta haters out there...I hear there are still stations playing Limp Bizkit on the internet, perhaps you should look them up?

Keep the Tori comin' Bill...you da man! 
 
So, all the Tori "haters" are into Limp Bizkit?  Did realize it had gotten hot enough out there in Redlands to cause to come up with such an odd connection.

Lotta haters out there...I hear there are still stations playing Limp Bizkit on the internet, perhaps you should look them up?

Keep the Tori comin' Bill...you da man! 
 bbryan wrote:
Heart-broken Wiccan teenage girls everywhere rejoice at the sound!
 
Good Take on Ms. Amos.  Based on most of her lyrics, I've always thought of her the "I really hate God" lady.  Then again, I am open to the fact that I may be missing something here....

thanks

I needed an excuse to get out of the office.

this sux
 jadewahoo wrote:
1) Pablum-esque in musical depth
2) Lyrical content: incomprehensible to any but Ms. Amos herself
3) Pretentiousness of artist: high
4) Ability of song to evoke emotion (other than repulsiveness): non-existent
5) Overall enjoyablity of this song: see(4) above
6) Worthiness of 'giving it a chance' based upon artist's past offerings: zilch
 
I think there are 3 Tori songs I like, but for the most part, most seem like the previous with a hint of pretentious look at me tonal qualities.


Pretentious.  The musical equivalent of over-acting.  Feh.
Sounds a lot like my cats meow. That is not a compliment!{#Puke}
 hippiechick wrote:
New Tori!!! {#Bounce}
 
Very old Tori...
Please understand that I have no real probs with her singing or otherwise, but this sounds like anything from her second or third album.

And I still want to hear New Tori.
                            {#Headache}      


 Mandible wrote:
Here I will help: TURN UP THE VOLUME, close eyes, and take in the TA goodness.............Ahhhhh...........


 
Hahaha, thank you...I'm doing good and still liking it. Especially this!

Golly Gee, another Tori Amos song that sounds identical to every other Tori Amos song .... next!
Heart-broken Wiccan teenage girls everywhere rejoice at the sound!
 inindian wrote:
I have detested every screeching thing by TA up to now. Obviously I am coming down with something because I find I almost like this and the other songs I have heard from this album! Help.
  Here I will help: TURN UP THE VOLUME, close eyes, and take in the TA goodness.............Ahhhhh...........



{#Bananajumprope}


I have detested every screeching thing by TA up to now. Obviously I am coming down with something because I find I almost like this and the other songs I have heard from this album! Help.
 coldatlantic wrote:
Circumstaaience?  Sooobstance?
 
Oh, I know. Truly awful. So affected and self-conscious. She's the worst thing on RP for sure, but I'll tolerate her because overall it's the best station I've found so far.

 1wolfy wrote:
for a moment, I thought I heard My Medea, Vienna Teng, piano only
 
Vienna Teng has been heavily influenced by Tori, I'm sure she will attest to this....which is a good thing.... {#Yes}
and folks are complaining, Mr Young's voice,,,,{#Doh}#2
 Mandible wrote:
Her songs are even better live.  Look this one up on UTUBE:  "Curtain Call SXSW" .  AMAZING PERFORMER. Takes my breath away. She breaths new life into her songs when she performs them live.  There are many songs I didn't initially "get" but then after hearing them live, I had a whole new respect for.
 

Nice call Jaws.  And man oh man can she ever work a piano bench.

I like it and am giving it an 8.    I think I'll play it in one of the next vinyasa flow yoga classes I teach.   It has good intensity and rhythm for strong, fluid and graceful yoga.

rc

Tori needs a good shtupping.
Call me, T !
 Mandible wrote:

I'm curious, I have to bite, what do you find so offensive about her music?

 
I don't know ... she just grates me sooo bad.  And she is play so much as of late.

for a moment, I thought I heard My Medea, Vienna Teng, piano only


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This song is good for the ears...


Her songs are even better live.  Look this one up on UTUBE:  "Curtain Call SXSW" .  AMAZING PERFORMER. Takes my breath away. She breaths new life into her songs when she performs them live.  There are many songs I didn't initially "get" but then after hearing them live, I had a whole new respect for.


 keller1 wrote:
Based on what I've heard so far, this new album isn't going to make her any new fans or lose her any of her existing ones.

Put me in the "glad she has a new album out" category.

 

Unfortunately, I'd have to say that about every album since Scarlet. 

She's still one of my favorite musicians.
1) Pablum-esque in musical depth
2) Lyrical content: incomprehensible to any but Ms. Amos herself
3) Pretentiousness of artist: high
4) Ability of song to evoke emotion (other than repulsiveness): non-existent
5) Overall enjoyablity of this song: see(4) above
6) Worthiness of 'giving it a chance' based upon artist's past offerings: zilch
 keller1 wrote:
Based on what I've heard so far, this new album isn't going to make her any new fans or lose her any of her existing ones.

Put me in the "glad she has a new album out" category.

 
Yup   {#Yes}
 Mandible wrote:

I'm curious, I have to bite, what do you find so offensive about her music?

 

I'm curious too ,,, is there a bite/mandible metaphor in there someplace?

(Sorry ... I'm having a really strange day today.)

 whtahtefcuk wrote:
STOP With the Tori Amos... Sucko barf!
 
I'm curious, I have to bite, what do you find so offensive about her music?

I am getting Tori overload. Small doses please.
Based on what I've heard so far, this new album isn't going to make her any new fans or lose her any of her existing ones.

Put me in the "glad she has a new album out" category.

Tell me when it's over so I can turn my sound back on...
Circumstaaience?  Sooobstance?
STOP With the Tori Amos... Sucko barf!
{#Notworthy}Thank you for playing this!!! {#Notworthy}
New Tori!!! {#Bounce}


Cool...  I like it... it's groovy...


I came to the song page just to see if there was a sexy picture of TA on her album cover. Yay!
Egad, she annoys me - if it wasn't for Neil Gaiman, I'd completely write her off...
Not as painful as much of the rest of her catalogue. Actually pretty ok.
1st! And Tori is smokin hot! IMHO{#Tongue}