Tori Amos — Glory of the 80's
Album: To Venus and Back
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
i took a taxi from la to venus in 1985
i was electromagnetically sucked back
into a party going on that night
it was the glories of the 80's
with karma drawn up in lines
and two bugle boy models saying, 'baby,
it's free-bee you sure look deprived'

i had the 'story of o' in my bucket seat
of my wanna be mustang
auditioning for reptiles in their
racquel welsh campaign

in the glories of the 80's
you said, 'i'm not afraid to die'
i said i don't find that remotely funny
even on this space cake high

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

silicone party barbies to the left and
joan of arcs to the right
no one feeling insecure we were
all gorged and famous in our last lives

and the glories of the 80's you said
'the end is nothing to fear' i said
blow the end now baby
who do i gotta shag to get outta here

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear

sure you're out there orbiting around
wish i had you back now

i met a drag king call venus
she had a velvet hologram she said
'my husband ran off with my shaman
but they love me as i am'

in the glories of the 80's
i may not have to die
i'll clone myself
like that blonde chick
that sings betty davis eyes

and then when it all seemed clear
just then you go and disappear
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 Dazzerb wrote:
I can see her house from my house!

 
I'm sure your mother is very proud
Interesting, in this she sounds a bit like a Ani DiFranco
I can see her house from my house!
 ppopp wrote:
The music industry was sent an angel when Tori Amos' voice was first introduced to the studio.

 
Look up Y Kant Tori Read and take that back.  Starting with her solo work I'd agree though.
The music industry was sent an angel when Tori Amos' voice was first introduced to the studio.
A slight slight Morisette sound to this song, which I guess in turn, sounds like her muse Anna (sp?).
 WonderLizard wrote:

Jon Evans

 
Thanks; you're right, terrific work. And great album.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Off to Google to find out who the bass player is on this, he/she is excellent.

 
Jon Evans
Mmmm. Space cake. {#Good-vibes}
Off to Google to find out who the bass player is on this, he/she is excellent.
 jbettencourt wrote:
I was hearing Vienna Teng.  Bill has engrained her in me.  :) 

Kate Bush for me...
I was hearing Vienna Teng.  Bill has engrained her in me.  :)
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Mwa-ha-ha!! 
Bill played ...
"Eurythmics — Missionary Man" and then
Glory of the 80's ... I get it {#Biggrin} 
If there are an infinite number of possibilities being played out at the same time in an infinite number of universes then there must be one where Tori is my lover.  

This song is still glorious...  still love it...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Make's me think Madonna's Ray of Light

Makes me think of Joni Mitchell singing to Peter Gabrial rhythms. Not that it's a bad thing.




love this song...