Tori Amos — Silent All These Years
Album: Little Earthquakes
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7

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Total ratings: 1236









Released: 1992
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Excuse me but can I be you for a while?
My dog won't bite if you sit real still
I got the anti-Christ in the kitchen yelling at me again
Yeah, I can hear that
Been saved again by the garbage truck
I got something to say you know but nothing comes
Yes, I know what you think of me, you never shut up
Yeah, I can hear that

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey, but I don't care 'cause sometimes
I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been here
Silent all these years

So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts?
Boy, you best pray that I bleed real soon
How's that thought for you?
My scream got lost in a paper cup
I think there's a heaven where some screams have gone
I got twenty five bucks and a cracker, do you think it's enough
To get us there?

'Cause what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey, but I don't care 'cause sometimes
I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been here
Silent all these years

Years go by, will I still be waiting for somebody else to understand?
Years go by, if I'm stripped of my beauty and the orange clouds raining in my hand
Years go by, will I choke on my tears till finally there is nothing left?
One more casualty, you know we're too easy, easy, easy

Well, I love the way we communicate
Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape
Let's hear what you think of me now but, baby, don't look up
The sky is falling
Your mother shows up in a nasty dress
And it's your turn now to stand where I stand
Everybody looking at you, here, take hold of my hand
Yeah, I can hear them

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of yours with her name still on it
Hey, but I don't care 'cause sometimes
I said sometimes I hear my voice
I hear my voice
I hear my voice and it's been here
Silent all these years
I've been here
Silent all these years
Silent all these
Silent all these years
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 kcar wrote:

Tori Amos polarizes people into love or hate camps but my God she is one of the most distinctive performers in pop music. She reminds a bit of Kate Bush but Tori's more unusual. When she's off, she's cringe-worthy. When she's good, she's amazing...like with this one. 

 
I always find it odd that people find Kate & Tori similar. They are women who play the piano and have high vocal ranges. The end. 
Kate is an extraordinary musical genius, David Bowie-like eccentric. She's more prog rock than singer/songwriter, Tori is more singer/songwriter.  I don't have any kind words for Tori's work so I'll leave it at that. 
Always pretentious, always too smart for her audience.
 MrsTom wrote:
I'll take Tori over Joni anytime 

 Good grief....
Don't tell my old college roommate that I just rated a Tori song a "7". He'll consider that a win. (It is.)
Tori always tears on my ears.
 kcar wrote:

Tori Amos polarizes people into love or hate camps but my God she is one of the most distinctive performers in pop music. She reminds a bit of Kate Bush but Tori's more unusual. When she's off, she's cringe-worthy. When she's good, she's amazing...like with this one. 

 
Balanced review; well said.  I agree with you, entirely.
8 says it all: Most Excellent. From an excellent album. pxd
Me likey... 
but what the ache "olzeeJyeerz" mean?
{#No} —> 4 max
Don't much care about Tori's latest songs but this album is divine.
 wrangler wrote:
this might be the worst thing I have ever heard

 
Perhaps you should include her WHOLE catalog....
 greiffenstein wrote:
Please stop with the Tori. She's absolutely horrible.  

 
I keep asking the same and never seem to be rewarded..... all of it is soooo godaweful
 
 God may pardon them yet.

user4176 wrote:

To date, at least 758 people seem to disagree.

 


 greiffenstein wrote:
Please stop with the Tori. She's absolutely horrible.  

 
To date, at least 758 people seem to disagree.
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Disney solo princess song,,,,, i was thinking the same its the mermaid bit lol 🏰

ooh her voice it hurts my ears and i`m not joking.  
Please stop with the Tori. She's absolutely horrible.  
 rfm wrote:
One of very few Tori Amos songs I can take.  This is really nice.

 
Tori Amos polarizes people into love or hate camps but my God she is one of the most distinctive performers in pop music. She reminds a bit of Kate Bush but Tori's more unusual. When she's off, she's cringe-worthy. When she's good, she's amazing...like with this one. 
 SuperWeh wrote:
how to turn vicitimhood (perceived or not) into a career.

 

And your point is. . . .


how to turn vicitimhood (perceived or not) into a career.