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Tori Amos — Cornflake Girl
Album: Under The Pink
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1813









Released: 1994
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Never was a cornflake girl
Thought it was a good solution
Hanging with the raisin girls
She's gone to the other side
Giving us the ol' heave ho
Things are getting kind of gross
And I go at sleepy time

This is not really
This, this, this is not really happening
You bet your life it is
You bet your life it is
Honey, you bet your life
It's a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on
Seems we got a cheaper feel now
All the sweeteaze are gone
Gone to the other side
With my encyclopaedia
They must have paid her a nice price
She's putting on her string bean love

This is not really
This, this, this is not really happening
You bet your life it is
You bet your life it is
Honey, you bet your life
It's a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword

Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution

Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, girl
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, girl
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, oh yeah
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, where'd you put the keys, girl

And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah, yeah

Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, girl
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, girl, oh this time
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, oh yeah
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys, girl
Comments (257)add comment
 aspicer wrote:
Amazing album.  Passionate, heartfelt, talented and inspiring musician.  Admittedly, my wife got me on the "other side of the fence" with this, but now I do like a lot of her music, especially the earlier albums.. Wonderful live too - seen her a few times.  It's about being selective with her catalogue...
 
Agreed!  Fearless and a wellspring of unique talent.
I'd love to hear someone else sing this song. 
 jacopo777 wrote:
Tory Amos has been quoted by saying that strait men do not care for here music. 
And I would agree.
 That could probably be said of most female artists. I often wonder if it's something biological in the way we hear voices. Neurologically speaking, high pitch voice from a female is a danger alert. 

Amazing album.  Passionate, heartfelt, talented and inspiring musician.  Admittedly, my wife got me on the "other side of the fence" with this, but now I do like a lot of her music, especially the earlier albums.. Wonderful live too - seen her a few times.  It's about being selective with her catalogue...
Tory Amos has been quoted by saying that strait men do not care for here music. 
And I would agree.
Now play "Milky Cereal" by LL!
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Guys, get with it, all I know is Tori Amos inspires the inner feelings of many women, her strongest followers, and listening to several of her albums at the behest of a young lovely, I've grown to appreciate Tori as a decent pianist and vocalist. Sensuality is her strength. Personally I've learned to appreciate her for that, alone. Trust me, it's worth it. Learn from her, you will be blessed.
 
I'm not a big fan of much of her work, but her piano skills are far beyond "decent".
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Guys, get with it, all I know is Tori Amos inspires the inner feelings of many women, her strongest followers, and listening to several of her albums at the behest of a young lovely, I've grown to appreciate Tori as a decent pianist and vocalist. Sensuality is her strength. Personally I've learned to appreciate her for that, alone. Trust me, it's worth it. Learn from her, you will be blessed.
 
Why can't we just appreciate the mastery of an artist instead of creating some other contrivance?
 ziggytrix wrote:
Say what else you will about Tori, if you can't acknowledge that she plays the fuck outta the piano on this, then I just can't relate to you.
 

I know, right? If you haven't seen her live, I recommend it.
Say what else you will about Tori, if you can't acknowledge that she plays the fuck outta the piano on this, then I just can't relate to you.
Sinead... er I mean Magda...is that you?
Have this on vinyl.  It is pink btw.
 Bert7 wrote:
Like poking myself in the eye with a pen....{#Drunk}

 
Are you bleeding or just drunk? I can't figure you out. You seem to be ...conflicted.
 As far as Tori - she's clearly way out of your league, cosmo. 
now... back to the crack pipe.




Kokoloco53 wrote:
Guys, get with it, all I know is Tori Amos inspires the inner feelings of many women...
 

uh yea.. uh totally. i only listen to uh manly stuff {#Shifty}
Guys, get with it, all I know is Tori Amos inspires the inner feelings of many women, her strongest followers, and listening to several of her albums at the behest of a young lovely, I've grown to appreciate Tori as a decent pianist and vocalist. Sensuality is her strength. Personally I've learned to appreciate her for that, alone. Trust me, it's worth it. Learn from her, you will be blessed.
it's all about food this song - 'saveloys, where d'you put the cheese girl'? Perplexed but I still like it
Great track!
Like poking myself in the eye with a pen....{#Drunk}
 MarysCatGrowl wrote:

Put on a John Lee Hooker record instead.



 
Or just run your fingernails up and down a chalkboard. Same thing....

George Carlin on the relationship between white people and the blues:

https://youtu.be/Dcr8dm9Prkk 
 lemmoth wrote:
I never was a Cornflake guy.  

 
Sometimes I feel like a cheesecake guy.
Saw her in Raleigh NC - Ben Folds opened for her - great show.

That said, this song rocks!
 
 lemmoth wrote:
If this was recorded by Elton John, with his baritone voice, back in the 70's, it would be a classic rock staple.

The haters just don't like or get Tori Amos. 

 
yes, I and I guess that you are one of those that are blessed enough to see how beautiful the new clothes of the emperor actually are too.

Put on a John Lee Hooker record instead.


 lemmoth wrote:
If this was recorded by Elton John, with his baritone voice, back in the 70's, it would be a classic rock staple.

The haters just don't like or get Tori Amos. 

 
Your probably right... But your one problem with that is Elton is not as annoying
Oh great.... More Tori garbage

 peter_james_bond wrote: 

From wikky:

In the song two factions of women are referred to: the "raisin girls" are "multicultural" and open-minded, while the "cornflake girls" of the title are "narrowminded and full of prejudice" 

uhm, ok, if she says so.

I think Tori nees some prozac.
My ears are bleeding.
 scrubbrush wrote:


Neither.

Great song.  

 
+1 to that scrubbrush! Can't hear this without thinking of the original HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY from the BBC. 
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Horribly overplayed and overrated.

 

Neither.

Great song.  
Horribly underplayed and underrated
Horribly overplayed and overrated.
If this was recorded by Elton John, with his baritone voice, back in the 70's, it would be a classic rock staple.

The haters just don't like or get Tori Amos. 
I never was a Cornflake guy.  I was and am a Cheerios guy.  

But I like this song. 
ALWAYS terrible
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Loved it then, love it now. Sorry haters.

 
I'm with you. Haven't heard this in at least ten years. Forgot how much I liked it.
Loved it then, love it now. Sorry haters.
 blackjackshellac wrote:
I like to support RP by buying through amazon, but damn if they're not making it hard at amazon.ca.  It seems that amazon.ca has given up on older music in their library.  Lately I've noticed that they may have these CDs still available but wiht a 1-2 month delivery time.  WTF?  I guess I won't be buying this Tori Amos disc.

 
I have not noticed that...you can always buy used from the marketplace..or mp3...good to know u support the artist cuz I agree this is important
 MiracleDrug wrote:
speaking of Kate Bush, does Kate still get monthly checks for style plagarism from Tori? 
just wonderin'...

 
I hear ya, MiracleDrug.  I took me a long time to learn to hear Tori as more than a Kate Bush soundalike.  But I'm glad I eventually did. 

Oh, and I'm gonna go ahead and guess Kate feels the same way, since she strikes me as an open-hearted kind of person that way.


How is it possible that this album is almost 20 years old now! Seems like yesterday...{#Angel}
outstanding pianist and poet. how bout 'Happy Phantom' some day?
Awful but effective at loosening stubborn earwax. 
The piano part alone is intuitive and cool and worth a higher score...even if Tori grates the nerves a bit.
 MiracleDrug wrote:
speaking of Kate Bush, does Kate still get monthly checks for style plagarism from Tori? 
just wonderin'...
 

I understand kate is taking piano lessons from Tori. 
buh bai where'd you put the cheese girl?
O snap.
 

MiracleDrug wrote:
speaking of Kate Bush, does Kate still get monthly checks for style plagarism from Tori? 
just wonderin'...
 


I like to support RP by buying through amazon, but damn if they're not making it hard at amazon.ca.  It seems that amazon.ca has given up on older music in their library.  Lately I've noticed that they may have these CDs still available but wiht a 1-2 month delivery time.  WTF?  I guess I won't be buying this Tori Amos disc.
The song begins with a very commanding piano intro and whistling supplied by for a few dollars more and then the captivating vocals. In my opinion almost a perfect song. I like Tori and this particular song quite a lot!       {#Bananapiano}
 hippiechick wrote:
I still love Tori!!!
 


Never was a ...
tori
I still love Tori!!!
speaking of Kate Bush, does Kate still get monthly checks for style plagarism from Tori? 
just wonderin'...
I will have to downgrade one point then,to keep the score from going up,is a one now.
You know this song is actually not bad, all it needs is someone who does not sing so irritatingly and it would be quite good. As it stands, I will actually raise it from a 1 to a 2. That's as good as it gets Ms. Amos, sorry!
Digging out my Tori CDs!!!!
Hell yeah!
 She was the cornflake girl for a Kellogg's commercial in 1987. At least they featured her at the piano!
{#High-five}Bill is da bomb for playing Tori!!!!!!!!!!{#High-five}
One of Tori's best songs! I think I may raise my rating of it to a 2. Nah. Nevermind.
 boober wrote:

Sounds a lot like Kate Bush!


  Is that a good thing ?{#Ask}


String Bean Love!!  Tori aims right for the heartstrings.  10.
 sirdroseph wrote:
You know what, I am not going to say anything anymore; just gonna think it and you figure it out.....{#Stop}
 

i don't know what you're thinking but i'm thinking psychotic
You know what, I am not going to say anything anymore; just gonna think it and you figure it out.....{#Stop}
whoo! good way to end the work day on a Friday!

Sounds a lot like Kate Bush!


Always a thanks for playing Tori -{#Daisy}
Cheddar Cheese Girl
Cornflake Girl Forever {#Whipit}
 DrCyKosis wrote:
I've heard she is into Bösendorfer grand pianos...any Tori fans know if that's true?

 
Absolutely: https://www.yessaid.com/bosendorfer.html

 Mandible wrote:
YouTube video of Tori Amos in Cornflakes commercial in the 1980's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjQ9oM5GtBE

"I read the Alice Walker book, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and there's umm, in that book, the mothers take the daughters to the butchers to have their, let's say their genitalia removed. And even though it's a patriarchal culture that she's talking about, and that this custom was put into practice a long, long time ago by the patriarchy, it's the mothers that take their daughters. And, what I was singing about was, it's funny how from generation to generation women really betray each other in the ladies' room. There is a whole secret society that happens, and a lot of times a mother will say 'I'm doing this for your good' whether it was binding the feet in the Eastern cultures or whether it's marrying your daughter to this gangrene, smelly-breathed, old, decrepit, rotting scumbag that's 80 years old with dough. 'You know, this is really the best for you,' when the truth is, it's the best for everybody else. And, that's an extreme of women's relationships brought to just like, your girlfriend that you're hanging out with, but betrayal is betrayal, and I was thrown in to many situations as I was reading that book where girls, my girls, we were just dissin' each other. The things that we were doing, umm, it's like I would have never imagined that we could be so unsupportive of each other, and it was just happening while I was reading this book, and Cornflake Girl is the betrayal really of girls."
— Tori; 99X Radio Interview, 08/05/94

"History has recorded some pretty nasty things that have happened to people I think we remember I think it's in our cells and I think it can still hurt sometimes."
— Tori; Under The Pink Songbook

 

Yeah...

I'm gonna go ahead and say this tangent was a way of trying NOT to look like a sellout. Hiding behind some feminist ideal doesn't help much — it's still pretty easy to pull the blanket off that bullsh*t. She shouldn't be so hard on herself. You gotta whore yourself to someone sometime to get to where you wanna go. That's life. It's easier to slide on bullshit than it is gravel. 

That said... great song.


YouTube video of Tori Amos in Cornflakes commercial in the 1980's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjQ9oM5GtBE

"I read the Alice Walker book, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and there's umm, in that book, the mothers take the daughters to the butchers to have their, let's say their genitalia removed. And even though it's a patriarchal culture that she's talking about, and that this custom was put into practice a long, long time ago by the patriarchy, it's the mothers that take their daughters. And, what I was singing about was, it's funny how from generation to generation women really betray each other in the ladies' room. There is a whole secret society that happens, and a lot of times a mother will say 'I'm doing this for your good' whether it was binding the feet in the Eastern cultures or whether it's marrying your daughter to this gangrene, smelly-breathed, old, decrepit, rotting scumbag that's 80 years old with dough. 'You know, this is really the best for you,' when the truth is, it's the best for everybody else. And, that's an extreme of women's relationships brought to just like, your girlfriend that you're hanging out with, but betrayal is betrayal, and I was thrown in to many situations as I was reading that book where girls, my girls, we were just dissin' each other. The things that we were doing, umm, it's like I would have never imagined that we could be so unsupportive of each other, and it was just happening while I was reading this book, and Cornflake Girl is the betrayal really of girls."
— Tori; 99X Radio Interview, 08/05/94

"History has recorded some pretty nasty things that have happened to people I think we remember I think it's in our cells and I think it can still hurt sometimes."
— Tori; Under The Pink Songbook

 Baby_M wrote:
Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "cornflake girl"?  A spokesmodel for Kellog's?
 
Here's the answer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornflake_Girl

Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "cornflake girl"?  A spokesmodel for Kellog's?
 DrCyKosis wrote:
I've heard she is into Bösendorfer grand pianos...any Tori fans know if that's true?

 
Last time I saw her live, I was lucky enough to watch the show from the wings, and toured the stage before the gates opened.  They said 'don't touch anything'.  I didn't, but I did make about 4 laps of the piano, trying to get my head around the size and beauty of it.


 SaschaKH wrote:

She told so and did you ever see her playing anything else?

 
It must be. Hear the sound.


 DrCyKosis wrote:
I've heard she is into Bösendorfer grand pianos...any Tori fans know if that's true?

 
She told so and did you ever see her playing anything else?

I love the rolling piano riff and of course inimitable Tori. Thank you.
tori is hot in more ways than one . . .
fa-fa-faaaaabulous.
 DrCyKosis wrote:
I've heard she is into Bösendorfer grand pianos...any Tori fans know if that's true?
 
Oscar Peterson swore by them.
I've heard she is into Bösendorfer grand pianos...any Tori fans know if that's true?

 trekhead wrote:
"Thi-uh-th-uh-thi-uh-this is not really worth listening to .

MUTE

1.

(What IS a 'white schworl' anyway?)
 
i'm not sure. and i wish someone would tell her where they put the cheese, girl.

 Brotherchaos1980 wrote:


It's "watch word", actually. Although, that doesn't necessarily make a great deal more sense.

 

Ah! Nice to know she at least has words thought out.

Thanks.


 rtwingo wrote:
"Godlike" isn't nearly enough for this song.
 
Yeah, one of her best ever!
"Godlike" isn't nearly enough for this song.
EssexTex wrote:
Great song...she's out there, and it makes her so interesting.
Exactly!
Agent510 wrote:
Definitely seems like you either love her or hate her. I feel so lonely in my "I kinda like her" opinion.
You are not alone. Tori could be my Goddess. Anytime. :meditate:
I love Tori!
something about her .... :ask: :ask: oh yeah :puke: :sleep: :yawn: :zip-lip: :mad: :wall: :frustrated: plays well
trekhead wrote:
(What IS a 'white schworl' anyway?)
It's "watch word", actually. Although, that doesn't necessarily make a great deal more sense.
Agent510 wrote:
Definitely seems like you either love her or hate her. I feel so lonely in my "I kinda like her" opinion.
You are not alone my East Bay friend. Some of her stuff makes me want to :puke: , and she definitely has a penchant for drama which I could live without.....but some of her songs I like, and there is no doubt in my mind that she's very talented and passionate. I like the piano playing on this one.
Great song...she's out there, and it makes her so interesting.
"Thi-uh-th-uh-thi-uh-this is not really worth listening to . :no: MUTE 1. (What IS a 'white schworl' anyway?)
Agent510 wrote:
Definitely seems like you either love her or hate her. I feel so lonely in my "I kinda like her" opinion.
I love a lot of her stuff, but there are some songs I'm not that into. I'm not too fond of when she does her 'dragging voice across gravel road' thing. I will freely acknowledge that she is clearly living on another planet.
jadewahoo wrote:
Pablum for the brain dead TV generation.
Fuck you too.
MissAmy wrote:
For all of you who don't like her, maybe it's bacause you've never seen her perform live. Both times I've seen her, she's surpassed my every expectation. Even the most hardened boyfriends learned to like her after seeing her live.
quite the contrary - i liked her better before i saw her live.
fredriley wrote:
Can I eat the cornflakes off her afterwards? :o)
Nope. I've got dibs. I called it years and *years* ago.
slartibart_O wrote:
I wish a cereal killer would leave her in a bathtub full of cornflakes.
Can I eat the cornflakes off her afterwards? :o)
I wish a cereal killer would leave her in a bathtub full of cornflakes.
haha one of my guilty pleasure songs :curtain:
Definitely seems like you either love her or hate her. I feel so lonely in my "I kinda like her" opinion.
Well this is quite a shift :)
Pablum for the brain dead TV generation.
NorthernLad wrote:
thanks RP!
What a staggeringly beautiful woman, in every sense of that adjective.
Want to like her; really, but she just doesn't do it for me. :confused:
amelio747 wrote:
Kate Bush comparisons are tired. I think people who keep making them are have a small musical scope. This song is musically really something and it rocks.
but this is Tori at her Kate Bushiest. (edit)P.S. That's not a bad thing either.
Kate Bush comparisons are tired. I think people who keep making them are have a small musical scope. This song is musically really something and it rocks.
cherylg4 wrote:
You know what goes really well with this song is Kate Bush's "The Red Shoes." Similar rhythm, same kind of jangly something.
:high-five: Yea, I agree!
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Nothing to see here folks, move along. A 3, barely
Why the dis? Her vocal range and ability is extraordinary. I suspect Tori is a victim of cultural cringe **and** tall poppy syndrome. Similar to Kylie Minagoue in Australia. No one could stand her in the 80's, she could not do anything without being bagged. (The locomotion ring a bell?)She went to England, become successful, developed cancer and is now Australia's darling.
You know what goes really well with this song is Kate Bush's "The Red Shoes." Similar rhythm, same kind of jangly something.
Nothing to see here folks, move along. A 3, barely
The real treat is to hear and see her perform live in a small venue to an adult audience of musically and poetry-minded people such the likes as an unannounced performance one Jazzfest in New Orleans. That's all it took. I'm hooked.
MadPercolator wrote:
... I also think she achieved musical brilliance ... on Under the Pink, Pele and Choirgirl Hotel. This is a Tori top 5 song.
I agree wholeheartedly!!! :high-five: love her with my cornflakes in the morning, lunch, dinner, supper, snacks in between; Tori!!! :music:
Getting tired of this one. :yawn:
I sympathise somewhat with everybody who thinks she's a histrionic piano wanker. But I also think she achieved musical brilliance (desipte the often totally confusing lyrics) on Under the Pink, Pele and Choirgirl Hotel. This is a Tori top 5 song.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
MY GF has all her CDs, her book and has seen every concert. This is one of her songs in my opinion and I've heard it all.
Insert the word "better" in the above sentence, before "songs" and the sentence will make more sense. It's easy to leave out (words) when you are thinking (faster) than you're typing. :bananajam:
It's OK. There I said it.
This Tori Amos chick is pretty good...If I'm not careful, I might end up liking Kate Bush, too.
Yay! Tori Day! She's AMAZING. For all of you who don't like her, maybe it's bacause you've never seen her perform live. Both times I've seen her, she's surpassed my every expectation. Even the most hardened boyfriends learned to like her after seeing her live.
Kerly wrote:
The second best song after "A sorta fairytale" Love it, love it, love it!
Agreed completely!
One of Tori's best! Love her....you either love her, or hate her.....but I just adore her....