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Tori Amos,Lyrics,Quotes,You Tubes

Updated on April 15, 2014

Tori Amos Singer, Songwriter, Performer

I sing to the top of my lungs to the voice of Tori Amos when I paint or sculpt. Her passion is unmistakable. Her music and songwriting, brilliant! I love Tori Amos for her honesty and openness, it is what touches the heart and makes us to know as her fans that we are not the only ones going through some of life's struggles. We already know that of course but it helps to hear a celebrity say.. oh yeah this has happened to me and this is how I dealt with it.

I admire Tori Amos for her extreme candor and honesty. She is the real deal and she is not afraid to share who she is, where she has been and what she has learned along the way. One of her songs refers to a rape she experienced, well lived through would be a better term. In sharing that she has a huge following as she "knows" the inner turmoil that comes from a violent experience like that. She understands the emotions and feelings of loss of ones own personal safety. She understands and shares that rape is not about sex, it is about control and it is a violent act.

Her birth name is Myra Ellen Amos.

Born August 22, 1963 (age 44)

Newton, North Carolina, United States

Genre(s) Alternative rock

Piano pop/rock

Baroque pop



Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer

Instrument(s) Piano, harpsichord, clavichord, Hammond organ, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, vocals

Years active 1991 - present (solo career)

Label(s) Atlantic, Epic, Rhino



Tori Amos Comic Book? Yes and Songbooks too!

I sing in my car like many I know. Knowing the lyrics is darn helpful LOL. Below are books that have her lyrics as well as about her life. Tori is a passionate woman who tells her story in order to bless and heal.

Tori Amos: In the Studio
Tori Amos: In the Studio

The music of Tori Amos is reflective and haunting. I am a huge fan. Can you tell?

Tori Amos: Lyrics
Tori Amos: Lyrics

It is so nice to have the lyrics on hand when you feel like singing along.. hey?

Pretty Good Years: A Biography of Tori Amos
Pretty Good Years: A Biography of Tori Amos

Tori Amos has a lot to say and has actually helped many people, most especially in regards to rape.

Tori Amos for Fingerstyle Guitar
Tori Amos for Fingerstyle Guitar

I keep meaning to pick up the guitar again.

Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos
Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos

Is this the cutest or what. I love this. I am not into tattoos but love the idea.




as you enjoy my lens about Tori Amos


Tori Amos Quotes

I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it.


I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.


I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.


In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.


Many people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred.


Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.


Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.


People out there must be told about the self-loathing that follows rape and how it's the greatest breakage in divine law to mutilate themselves, as I have done.


Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.


Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.


Sometimes you have to do what you don't like to get to where you want to be.


The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.


There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn't.


What girls do to each other is beyond description. No chinese torture comes close.


When you stop putting yourself on the line, and you don't touch your own heart, how do you expect to touch other people?


You know that saying, bad things don't happen to good people? That's a lie.

Tori Amos



Great Tori Amos stuff from Amazon

Tori Amos to Leave Major Label

Singer/pianist Tori Amos has ended her six-year relationship with Sony/BMG's Epic Records division, announcing the split with a note on her website.

In the note, Amos claims that while she does not fear structure in general, major label missteps have forced artists like her to become independent rather than relying on a system that has become undependable.

Check out Tori's official site for more info.


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My Best Information Comes From All Those Flowers Who Speak Loudest When I Fall

A Poem by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen in Tori Amos' honor

Dismissing coincidences

'tis a dichotomy

... bleeding

I was hoping to undress those shelters

and see them refined

as true.

T notice spinning wheels

might be a good thing.

Isn't that how bicycles travel?

My best information

comes from all those flowers

who speak loudest when I fall.

Leaves on trees reach for me.

So kind of them.

Oh my dear veins on green

so sorry

I do apologize

I cannot l fit all of you all inside my pocket.

Smiles as I look to the palm of my hand


there would be nothing special

and yet...

I will forever gaze at their families.

I then picked as many as I could

put them in a crystal vase

and set them on my bedside table.

Oh Lily

remember me.

Art fills our core

with nebulous strokes of a genuine emotion,

that appreciates beauty

and peoples efforts to create

new things.

I want to feel that spirit.

I've fumbled along

more than awkward strides

but I stepped out and looked around

and I simply could not resist

those endless spaces I saw

those endless strokes of freedom

brushstrokes of serendipity

trying to reach for home

Still waiting?

Heroes making discoveries

through accidents

helping simple flowers


Send a thank you note to all those fairies

will you?

I never realized

how important they were

until I stumbled upon a faraway field

of wild flowers.

What a lovely basket of good fortune



Lily came by one afternoon

you remember her fretting?

She said she might be returning

back to those silent mornings

no one home

or at least no one answering.

I said no Lily


run towards life.

And soo...

I did.


ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz:

FREE ART GIFTS, suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website:

The IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"


1000 Oceans

"1000 Oceans"

These tears I've cried

I've cried 1000 oceans

And if it seems

I'm floating in the darkness

Well, I can't believe that I would keep

Keep you from flying

And I would cry 1000 more

If that's what it takes

To sail you home

Sail you home

Sail you home

I'm aware what the rules are

But you know that I will run

You know that I will follow you

Over silbury hill

Through the solar field

You know that I will follow you

And if I find you

Will you still remeber

Playing at trains

Or does this litte blue ball

Just fade away

Over silbury hill

Through the solar field

You know that I will follow you

I'm aware what the rules are

But you know that I will run

You know that I will follow you

These tears I've cried

I've cried 1000 oceans

And if it seems

I'm floating in the darkness

Well I can't believe that I would keep

Keep you from flying

So I will cry 1000 more

If that's what it takes

To sail you home

Sail you home

Sail you home


Sail you home


Share your stories, sightings, thoughts, rants, raves...

Shout Out For Tori Amos!

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    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      tori is beautiful and so is her music. squidangel blessings.

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      6 years ago

      I'm digging this: "I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked."

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      6 years ago

      Tori is a rare talent and easy to spot. Thanks for the wonderful highlight! :)

    • kathysart profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: as always such grace and lovely comments

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      tori amos has angelic face with angelic voice.

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      6 years ago

      I just love Tori Amos, she is a musical genius! In fact, I am listening to her right now! Thanks for this informative lens :)

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      7 years ago

      A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul, Kathy. I love that you did a poem for Tori, I hope she stops by here one day.

    • CliveAnderson LM profile image

      CliveAnderson LM 

      7 years ago

      Great lens Kathy, Tori is one of my favorites too, this lens has certainly opened my eye's to a lot more about her that I did not know. Thank you for sharing...

      Warm Regards,


    • JeanJohnson LM profile image

      JeanJohnson LM 

      7 years ago

      Tori has great talent

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      10 years ago

      Come on Tori!!

    • NAIZA LM profile image

      NAIZA LM 

      11 years ago

      I'm a Tori Amos Fan too. I also did a lens about her..Nice to meet a person who has the same taste in music too. Laugh out loud. Keep up the good work!

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      11 years ago

      I love Tori Amos. I think it's been a little while since I heard her new music, but she ROCKed when I was younger! Great lens and thanks for stopping by the A Day of Hope lens! Keep up the hard work. C


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