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Tori Amos — Hey Jupiter (The Dakota Version)
Album: Hey Jupiter EP
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Released: 1996
Length: 6:01
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No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's me and me
And this little masochist
She's ready to confess
All the things that I never thought
That she could feel and

Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you gay? Are you blue?
Thought we both could use a friend to run to

And I thought I wouldn't have to be
With you as something new

Sometimes I breathe you in
And I know you know
And sometimes you take a swim
Found your writing on my wall
If my heart's soaking wet
Boy, your boots can leave a mess

Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you gay? Are you blue?
Thought we both could use a friend to run to

And I thought you wouldn't have to keep
With me hiding

Thought I knew myself so well
All the dolls I had
Took my leather off the shelf
Your apocalypse was fab
For a girl who couldn't choose between
The shower or the bath

And I thought I wouldn't have to be
With you a magazine

No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's clear he's gone
And this little masochist
Is lifting up her dress
Guess I thought I could never feel
The things I feel and

Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you gay? Are you blue?
Thought we both could use a friend to run to

Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you safe now we're through?
Thought we both could use a friend to run to

Hey Jupiter
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 shellbella wrote:
This song blows....

 
Couldn't agree MORE
 
This song blows....
Way to go Tori, Beautiful song!
 elliotgoettelman wrote:

the background oooo ooooo's sound like the end of purple rain.....................

 
That's what I thought, too!

Ditto! I though it was just me!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 eroz wrote:
Love or hate Tori, there's is no denying she is talented. I never understand the constant comparisons to Kate Bush (another huge talent). Maybe the similarities had some merit in Tori's earlier career, but seriously...I don't see it now.

 
Just what I've been wondering about, being a huge fan of Kate but not so much of Tori... BUT now I'm in a tight spot, because I've listened to this song again after liking it the first time - and, ha ha, suddenly I hear very well how close her singing alone is *close* to Bush's.
But NOT mimicking/imitating. It just reminds me of Kate.

As for the versions, having checked out the 'acoustic' one, I find them both beautiful... but I like the Dakota better.
Most of the time, the first version of anything musical I hear is the one that will stick.

This might encourage me to have yet another go at Tori's music. To see if I can connect with it. I respect her music, it's well written, produced and she sounds sincere; I just never found my way to liking it, that's all.
She just grabs my heart with this song.
...wow....tori gives me goosebumps......again and again and again.......
 elliotgoettelman wrote:

the background oooo ooooo's sound like the end of purple rain.....................

 
That's what I thought, too!
She's not too bad on the eyes either!


This song is good for the ears...

 
 elliotgoettelman wrote:

the background oooo ooooo's sound like the end of purple rain.....................


 
She actually does an awesome cover of Purple Rain...sings it every time she visits Minneapolis! :)

 Papernapkin wrote:
Tearfully sentimental. Maudlin. Lachrymose.
 
Lugubrious even.

Wow, never heard that one before, and very impressed.
You are an inspiration Tori! 
{#Notworthy}

 She sang this on SNL. It rocked, but I can't find it on utube.
The UK Hey Jupiter/Professional Widow and the US Hey Jupiter singles feature The Dakota Version of Hey Jupiter, which includes an extra bridge of lyrics as compared to the original album version. The US Bliss single contains a live version of Hey Jupiter, recorded during the Plugged '98 Tour.

"well, i was really in a bind because, um, i was doing some bad things. i was in a love triangle with these, uhh.., i don't know if they were real men now...i'm not...i'm confused about the whole thing! let's see, i was lying in bed...um, strange things happened to you on tour. like strange englishman start sitting at the end of your bed, apparitions of dead guys . and they start singing songs to you. and this guy was definitely dead, and he was definitely singing to me. um, so i'm confused about the copyright laws. i'm not sure if i need to call his ex-wife and give him part of the song or not. but, why should i do that! she's rich...she's not nice. and so, anyway, i kept the copyright, the guys forgot who i was, and the song's mine."
— Tori; VH1 Storytellers

"When we hit Muhammad you realize we've just taken a bend in the road. The first half of the record is about her descent in to the horror; she's got to find another way of looking at herself. On Hey Jupiter, she knows the way she has looked at relationships with men and put them on a pedestal is over. There's a sense of incredible loss because I knew that I would never be able to see the same way again. It's freeing, and there's a sense of grieving with that."
— Tori; Ft Lauderdale Herald, Apr 12, 1996

Hey Jupiter is about the pain of separation that Amos says is very much about a real man. "I was at my lowest. I was at a hotel in Phoenix, and I realized that for once there wasn't a man I could turn to."
— Tori; Spin Magazine, Mar 1996

"Hey Jupiter was especially hard...Iᅵd made 13 calls from all over the world. I was getting ready to catch a plane from Phoenix to do the Vegas show, and I rang his number again, but no one was picking up. And in that moment, after all the...you know, the fiery redhead behaviour, drawing my lines, making my threats...I was lying there alone, feeling incredibly weak. Feeling like there are not enough sold-out shows, like it doesnᅵt matter that every American show is sold out, because Iᅵm only alive when Iᅵm on a stage with a piano. The rest of the time Iᅵm just this shell. So, when I wrote Hey Jupiter, it was like, how could we have been so cruel? Because when we started it, there was so much love. Real caring. And I sit here hating someone who I had been head over heels in love with. Taking jets to meet up for four hours and then flying back to do a show the next night.ᅵ
— Tori; Time Out, Dec 20, 1995

"I have a lot of gay friends who have taught me many things. Because of their experiences, they have taught me how to look at life differently. I want to be very open. I think they have gone through a lot to come out. And I really respect anybody who stands by their truth. I just like communicating with people. And I wanted to communicate with people who I think have taken a very truthful standᅵin the face of a lot of judgment. Because I wasnᅵt a part of that world that much. I didnᅵt see how fierce it could be in this day and age. It shocks me sometimes. And it comes through in my workᅵlike with Hey Jupiter, Are you gay / are you blue.ᅵ
— Tori; Aquarian Weekly, Feb 21, 1996

"And the album going into Hey Jupiter and that is the point where she knows itï¿œs over with this particular relationship, or ships, and itï¿œs not ever gonna be what it was again. It is never going back. Thatï¿œs where the whole record turns on its axis. As soon as she knows that, then you do the whole Way Down thing." — Tori; B-Side magazine, May/Jun 1996



 elliotgoettelman wrote:

the background oooo ooooo's sound like the end of purple rain.....................


 
Or "Faithfully"...

Love or hate Tori, there's is no denying she is talented. I never understand the constant comparisons to Kate Bush (another huge talent). Maybe the similarities had some merit in Tori's earlier career, but seriously...I don't see it now.

 FlamingLotus wrote:
When did Kate Bush change her hair color?
 

I hate you for that (Kate fan)-but I did laugh out loud; good one.

When did Kate Bush change her hair color?

the background oooo ooooo's sound like the end of purple rain.....................


Eh, so-so. I'm just grateful that RP is working. The whole morning I was stressing about why it wasn't playing...figured out it was the 'sound' button on my player. oops.
So glad it's back for my Sunday listening pleasure.{#Wave} Love ya, Bill!
That's...  pretty ethereal.  Not a compliment or complaint, it just is.
I really like the original, but not this version. 
 jadewahoo wrote:
Thank Gawd, Jove, Crom, Jesus, Allah, Shiva, Buddha and the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the mute button.
 
AMEN!
Tearfully sentimental. Maudlin. Lachrymose.

 

{#Kiss}


Thank Gawd, Jove, Crom, Jesus, Allah, Shiva, Buddha and the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the mute button.

 Veritas wrote:
"...Purple Rain, Purple Rain..."

 

Came to post the same. Don't like her music in general, and that didn't help.

{#Meditate} Sublime.
On 90% of her songs I just can't get past her particular "flavor" of vibrato - this song being a good example. Nothing against her personally - I wish I liked her stuff more.
chilling... 
This is beautiful! First time ive ever heard this version. I think I still like the other version best...but this is wonderful. Another RP gem
thanks for playing the single version...hard to find!
timandjuliet wrote:
Beautiful song, but the original is much better.
I disagree... I love them both, but this one tops the other for me. As for the "Purple Rain" comparison... I'm sure Tori was influenced by that song... she used to do it live a lot. Musically, she was probably paying homage to it. ;)
Beautiful song, but the original is much better.
Veritas wrote:
"...Purlpe Rain, Purple Rain..." :wink:
You have a point!
Uh-oh! Two '2's in a row! Not good... (though, this IS a rarity)
Blecch!
one of many excellent versions of an excellent song
Great Drum-Sampled-Clunk-Thingy in the background...
I love this song and I love Tori :)
"...Purlpe Rain, Purple Rain..." :wink:
Not a tori fan - but this was pretty damn good
Very lush and lovely.
Rarely does Tori impress. This one isn't too bad.
Ode to Tori Today--