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January 31, 2005

Brain Freeze

Last night I tried to work in a Tori Amos reference in my Winter post. I heard the first lines in my mind:

China all the way to New York
I can feel the DISTANCE getting close

That can't be right, I thought. I pulled out my copy of Little Earthquakes to look up the lyrics to "Winter." It opens with the following lines: "Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens / Wipe my nose, get my new boots on...." Those other lyrics are from the song "China."

Makes sense, yet for some reason I have always gotten the titles and songs mixed up for this album. It's just one of those records that I'd pop into the CD player and hit "Play," sometimes replaying a track here and there as the mood struck.

Once the false association was imprinted on my brain, it simply remained. Perhaps because I was never obsessed enough to retrain myself to make the correct associations. So to this day, I continue to mix up the songs. It doesn't bother me, I just find it interesting.

Sometimes it's better to press "Play" and just get on with it.

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that Iíll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

- Tori Amos, "Winter"

Yours, &c., LC | 12:25 PM | Music | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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My all time favorite Tori Amos song. Sums up not only this winter in Boston but the winters of my childhood. Her music always evokes incredible mental images.

Posted by: Breadchick at January 31, 2005 02:41 PM

i feel EXACTLY the same way you do about this album. i do love listening to it. incidentally, tori is releasing her latest album "the beekeeper" in 3 weeks.

Posted by: stef at January 31, 2005 05:05 PM

I didn't know about the new album - thanks!

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at February 1, 2005 11:29 AM