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Tori Amos — Trouble's Lament
Album: Unrepentant Geraldines
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Trouble needs a home girls,
trouble needs a home.
She fell out with Satan,
now she's on the run.
But I have found her quite straightforward
in her contracts and her deals
she warns me when Danger is
loose behind his wheels
and he is loose behind his wheels.
Don't cry baby...

Trouble got evicted,
from the Devil's lair.
I wager she got betrayed
by her friend Despair.
Now the flames from Satan's tongue are charged
and licking at her heels
She whispers "Hey Ginger, Danger's loose behind his wheels"
And Satan knows how Danger makes you feel.
What will be will be, baby...

You don't, you don't need to cry.
There are no tears in my eyes
If Danger wants to find me,
I'll let him in, he can find me.

Trouble needs a home girls,
a covert abode
from Tucson to Ohio
back through Tobacco road.
And she is armed and will fight for the souls
of girls around the world.
Standing up to Satan,
dancing on st. Michael's sword.
I'm on her side, in this brutal war.
Don't cry baby...

You don't, you don't need to cry.
There are no tears in my eyes
If Danger wants to find me,
I'll let him in, he can find me.

Trouble needs a home girls,
trouble needs a home.
Trouble needs a home girls,
will you give her one.
Trouble needs a home,
trouble needs a home...
Comments (81)add comment
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.
 
No.  The most over-played artists are Suzanne Vega, Tracey Chapman, Norah Jones and Moby.

 bam23 wrote:
I plead ignorance. What is so horrific about this artist? Her piano work is really effective and works so well with the vocals, which tend to be interesting and intelligently composed. Her voice is distinct and clear. Yet somehow she is considered "pretentious", another term tossed around in this comments section that rarely makes much sense to me in the context of the piece. Oh well, I like her music.
 

All her songs seem to be about the same thing for one thing.
 JasondotG wrote:
You've apparently never seen her live. She literally dry humps her piano bench throughout most songs. Or at least she used to back in the 90s.  

 
ShamanManu wrote:
spot on! {#High-five} 

Relayer wrote:


 

 


 

That certainly shouldn't disqualify her music from being seriously considered, any more than it should for Jim Morrison or Robert Plant or Michael Hutchence or whoever else on the masculine side of the spectrum. Women artists get slagged for the way they sing or move on stage or look, way more than their male counterparts, and it doesn't matter if they look & sound like Tori Amos or Amy Ray or Fiona Apple or Tracy Chapman or somewhere in between, it just changes the angle of attack.
S H R I L L
 rpdevotee wrote:
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos,[1] August 22, 1963[2]) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.[8] Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of eleven for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination."

 what's  the use of copy/pasting something from wiki?

Anyway, TA's one trick is makin annoying songs but evidently for some weird reason there are people that like them.
The hook sounds a bit like the "Dexter" theme song.
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos,[1] August 22, 1963[2]) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.[8] Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of eleven for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination."
I LOOOVE RP and I am a supporter.  But there's just way too much Tori.
Her 1987 album, "Y Kant Tori Read" was re-released 6 days ago, after 30 years in hiding.
Wonder if we'll hear any of those tracks on RP, heheheh.
Isn't Tori a character on Game of Thrones.......you know the one.
 VV wrote:

Dammit if I see another beautiful woman walking down the street... I'm going to shove a knitting needle in my ears!

 
Nice reply {#Clap}
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.

 
Dammit if I see another beautiful woman walking down the street... I'm going to shove a knitting needle in my ears!
Doesn't she have other songs besides this one?  I only seem to hear this one on RP.

Primitives scare their enemies with feathers and masks.Some become so good at, and  guess what some started to put some paint  on some angels
 old_shep wrote:
Bjork wannabe.

 
Ya right, or maybe a Kate Bush wannabe {#Cheesygrin}
Took me a while to get into her songs, but it was really worth the effort. She has a gift.
I just love Tori
Bjork wannabe.
You've apparently never seen her live. She literally dry humps her piano bench throughout most songs. Or at least she used to back in the 90s.  

 
ShamanManu wrote:
spot on! {#High-five} 

Relayer wrote:


 

 


wow, tori! really loving this one.
I plead ignorance. What is so horrific about this artist? Her piano work is really effective and works so well with the vocals, which tend to be interesting and intelligently composed. Her voice is distinct and clear. Yet somehow she is considered "pretentious", another term tossed around in this comments section that rarely makes much sense to me in the context of the piece. Oh well, I like her music.
I like this more than most Tori songs. Clever lyrics.
spot on! {#High-five} 

Relayer wrote:


 


yoooooo oo-hooo-hooooo jump from 5 to 4.
 islander wrote:
Less pretentious than normal - I'll give it a 2. 

 
Spot on
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.

 
My son has an old service dog, who I'm sure would stand by you well. Oh, wait. You can no longer read this.
This is sounds a bit further 'out West' than Tori's other offerings I've heard. I like the change-ups.
Less pretentious than normal - I'll give it a 2. 
 {#Wave}fredriley wrote:

{#Roflol} That appeals to this aged adolescent, 50 going on 15 :o)

 

I usual hate Tori Amos, but this caught my attention. I . . . kinda like. 
 ziakut wrote:
Please forgive my adolescent humor upfront, but I really thought the song artist was introduced as "Toy Anus". I had to laugh at my incredibly inane, selective hearing. Upon hearing her voice begin, I knew instantly who it was and what my ears did.

Unfortunately...now every time I hear her name announced here...it's all I hear now.
 
{#Roflol} That appeals to this aged adolescent, 50 going on 15 :o)
Garbage.  Thanks PSD
I like the rolling piano
Caterwauling
Somewhere between Kate Bush and Loreena McKennitt and failing at both ends. 

 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.

 
Peter Gabriel is probably among the most played but the others are probably well behind other artists such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits, David Byrne/Talking Heads, U2, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, etc., in terms of exposure here.
How are your eyes doing?
excellent time for a coffee break.

without music. 
Always been a Tori fan, but this track doesn't come close to her earlier material.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.


Do not question the Porcupine Tree. 

The 4 artists you complain about above are a perfect summary of this station, so perhaps you are listening to the wrong station?  There's a clear channel station in your local market that should satisfy your pop music tastes.  The rest of us here will continue to enjoy artists that are far too good to be on FM radio.
Daily obligatory vomit.
And now I have to turn it off.....

 
 shellbella wrote:
No.  She just annoys me.

  Oh THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one who finds listening to her sing like the sound of sharp fingernails dragging across a chalkboard!!! Ooooooooooh SO cute!



No.  She just annoys me.

The KB influence is certainly there (she even played 'And Dream Of Sheep' at the Portland show last week), but she knocked KB off her Queen-of-singer-song-writer perch a long time ago.

To me, Tori Amos' albums have been a bit crap for the last ten years, but the latest album (UG) is as good as anything she has offered in the last 23 years.

Hogtownmike wrote:
She sounds like she is channeling Kate Bush...

 


Please forgive my adolescent humor upfront, but I really thought the song artist was introduced as "Toy Anus". I had to laugh at my incredibly inane, selective hearing. Upon hearing her voice begin, I knew instantly who it was and what my ears did.

Unfortunately...now every time I hear her name announced here...it's all I hear now.
 war-paint wrote:

I don't think you really know her songs,  she never really sings normally (and that's a good thing in my book). Also, these are the most straightforward vocals from Tori since... Scarlet's Walk?

 
Maybe since "Happy Workers"
 The_Walrus wrote:
Usually like Tori's work but this is just awful. She sings so well normally, so why the silly noises made in this?  Just sound idiotic to me and ruins the song

 
I don't think you really know her songs,  she never really sings normally (and that's a good thing in my book). Also, these are the most straightforward vocals from Tori since... Scarlet's Walk?
Usually like Tori's work but this is just awful. She sings so well normally, so why the silly noises made in this?  Just sound idiotic to me and ruins the song
Wonderful song.  Well crafted, well sung and great lyrics.
She sounds like she is channeling Kate Bush...
Loving Tori's work as usual.  Must get my hands on the album.

 ckcotton wrote:
Oh GREAT!

More Tori to hate..... 

 
true
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.


 
I'm glad this is Bill's station and not yours ... I don't think I'd listen to yours.


Trouble is it sounds too much like "Things We've Said Today".
 LowPhreak wrote:

I'll call the eye doctor, you're going to need one.


I'd say "over-played" about a few other artists here, like Johnny Cash. {#Razz}  However, one can never get too much of the 'Tree or Gabriel.

 
I'm blind now.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.

 
I'll call the eye doctor, you're going to need one.


I'd say "over-played" about a few other artists here, like Johnny Cash. {#Razz}  However, one can never get too much of the 'Tree or Gabriel.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.

 
Oh dear. It'll be goodbye eyes for you soon then.
Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The 4 most overplayed artists on this station. If I hear another song played by the aforementioned, I will stick pins in my eyes.
 SuperWeh wrote:
Still milking the same formula, would be so refreshing if she would get "over it all" and make some music with a different theme for once. Until then; Playing Tori Amos once a day is more than enough...

 

When I was 19, I thought that it was so hot the way that she practically fucks her piano -- now, it just looks silly -- embarrassing, actually.
 SuperWeh wrote:
Still milking the same formula, would be so refreshing if she would get "over it all" and make some music with a different theme for once. Until then; Playing Tori Amos once a day is more than enough...

 

This.

Although, I have to say that this song doesn't absolutely suck -- which is what I think about most of her music.  I am busy at work, however I still didn't hit PSD -- to which I am amazed!
Simply wonderful.
Fifteen or twenty years ago I saw Tori on some TV show. Can't remember which one, but that's irrelevant. What is important is that her WILDLY dramatic piano playing and singing scared me away. It wasn't until this last year or so, mostly thanks to RP, that I began to develop an appreciation for her. Now, the more I hear, the more I like. Thanks, Bill.
Still milking the same formula, would be so refreshing if she would get "over it all" and make some music with a different theme for once. Until then; Playing Tori Amos once a day is more than enough...
I love that high, swooping vocal trademark of hers.
 lasker98 wrote:
I used to like her much more in the past but I find that high, swooping vocal trademark thing she does more irritating all the time.
 

I'm afraid I have to agree with you. 
Oh GREAT!

More Tori to hate..... 
I used to like her much more in the past but I find that high, swooping vocal trademark thing she does more irritating all the time. Probably a strong 7, or even 8 without that part of the vocals. Now it's a 4.
"Trouble needs a home, girls, will you give her one"

That got my innuendo bone twitching. As the old joke goes: a woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives her one :o)

I'll get me dirty mac...
 chyk5 wrote:

She will be 51 this year. That's certainly not too young to retire.



 

51 and still not "over it"
If this is any indication - I'm optimistic about this new album.  I agree with others - would like to see her get back to her more edgy roots for sure.
She's gorgeous    I admire her work, always interesting
I became a fan with Little Earthquakes...still a fan.
Regardless of where she's been musically or where she's going for that matter, this is good.  An 8 on first listen.

She will be 51 this year. That's certainly not too young to retire.


Well, it is better than most of her music - I'm not sure if that is because I am hearing it for the first time, or if it is going to sound better or worse with time ...
Sounds pretty good.  I have lost touch with Tori's music because she got too "contemporary soft easy listening" for me, especially when I listened to Night of Hunters and one song was sung by a child.  I don't dig that.

This sounds like she is getting a little closer to her roots, maybe not as edgy, but she's making progress.
I believe this is the second Tori Amos song today. One a day is plenty (too much if you ask me).
 
Hurrah!