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Tori Amos — Precious Things
Album: Little Earthquakes
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Released: 1992
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
So I ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes, my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after Billy
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed, let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said, you're really an ugly girl
But I like the way you play
And I died
But I thanked him
Can you believe that?
Sick, sick
Holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I want to smash the faces
Of those beautiful boys
Those Christian boys
So you can make me come
That doesn't make you Jesus

These precious things
Let them bleed, let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

I remember, yes
In my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared to tell me
Where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their nine inch nails
And little fascist panties
Tucked inside the heart of every nice girl

These precious things
Let them bleed, let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break, let them wash away

These, these precious things
Let them bleed now, let them wash away
These, these precious things
Let them break their hold over me

Precious
Precious
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Love the live version of this, on the live side which was tagged onto that other album, I forget which. So much gig-kick-off energy to it, with all the squealing crowd too. have a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=oV3DlZTgzi0 take out the space
A masterpiece of an album. I like the rest of her catalog, but this one was definitively great.
 ziggytrix wrote:
I love this album so much.

I also love this song as it is sampled in this song by the electronic music group Rabbit in the Moon.
 
Whole album is great
Beyond the piano composition (although really Bush doesn't play the piano with anything like the ability or centrality to her shtick that Amos does), approximate vocal range and both being smart, well-read women who write and produce their own work, the two artists are  not that similar and have really rather different writing styles and artistic interests. Amos, for example, is deeply political and Bush is practically apolitical (see her catastrophic attempts to say that Theresa May wasn't so bad and subsequent public outrage at how she must be a secret right wing crazy, a narrative only made possible because Bush has given nothing overtly political in 40 years of making music).

The comparison is so stale. And so deeply not required or helpful. Both are fine artists and neither is 'copying' the other. If we had this discourse for every man with a guitar and a baritone voice and similar musical background then it might be more valid, but we don't. This comparison is a lazy invention of the music press and should die now.
so glad to hear this. 
Viciously honest, in the best possible way, and the music matches the lyrics perfectly. The best Tori songs are sublime expressions of art, and therefore not for everyone or even most people on first listen. 10
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I love this album so much.

I also love this song as it is sampled in this song by the electronic music group Rabbit in the Moon.
 AndyFarang wrote:
still prefer Kate Bush
damn, am I first?!?

 
Agreed
 AndyFarang wrote:
ouch! those Swedes are just too quick...........lol
Guess it was my time. =)

How is Bangkok today, uneasy? The news has been all over the place.



cool...


 AndyFarang wrote:
still prefer Kate Bush
damn, am I first?!?
 
ouch! those Swedes are just too quick...........lol

Agnes.
still prefer Kate Bush
damn, am I first?!?
Ah yes. The young uncorrupted Tori.

Edit: No I am. ;)