tori amos song

Crucify
Tori Amos
Crucify

Crucify — Tori Amos

  • every finger in the room
    is pointing at me
    i wanna spit in their faces
    then i get afraid what that could bring

    i’ve been raising up my hands
    drive another nail in
    just what god needs
    one more victim

    my heart is sick of being in chains

Released in 1992, Tori has admitted to Crucify being largely inspired by her obsession with Anne Boleyn and her beheading. “I’ve always had a fascination with the beheading of Anne Boleyn. It’s haunted me. I’ve always had a fascination with baptism, water and Christianity. That’s haunted me too. Of course because the Protestant Reformation is entwined with Queen Elizabeth’s mother, I guess I’ve always seen Anne Boleyn as the illicit mistress of the Protestant Reformation. I’ve also really been able to see what a powerful force that she was, to be able to be part of a group that broke away from the Catholic Church. Politics and Christianity, what a marriage.”

Its music video, too, features her in a dress “reminiscent of Anne Boleyn”.

ages ago @saintapathis tagged me in a rec-songs-for-moods meme and. it. got out of hand. so uh. some overly specific moods. some songs.

emotionally exhausted and in need of comfort:
- cobwebs, martha tilston and the woods
- born, over the rhine
- hold on, tom waits
- wild sage, the mountain goats
- drown out, the swell season
- his eye is on the sparrow, abigail washburn
- the party, regina spektor

sad-angry-defiant:
- this year, the mountain goats
- the mary ellen carter, stan rogers
- firefly, over the rhine
- shake it out, florence + the machine
- morning comes, delta rae
- that one specific live version of “like a rolling stone” at the end of scorsese’s dylan documentary no direction home recorded right after dylan’s motorcycle accident where he starts it by yelling to the band “play it fuckin’ loud” and the organ is just searing

depressed but don’t want to be:
- firewood, regina spektor
- a better son/daughter, rilo kiley
- level up, vienna teng
- amy aka spent gladiator 1, the mountain goats
- redeemed, charlotte martin
- i wanna get better, bleachers

sad but in a nice way where i want to wallow for a bit:
- knocking on heaven’s door, antony and the johnsons
- annachie gordon, the unthanks
- my body is a cage, arcade fire
- top of the world, patty griffin (especially the live at the artists’ den version)
- ring them bells, sarah jarosz
- on a sea of fleur de lis, richard shindell
- florida, patty griffin

i wanna yell and/or feel some kind of complex emotion:
- s.o.b., nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats
- changes come, over the rhine
- harlem roulette, the mountain goats
- forgiveness, patty griffin
- it’s alright ma i’m only bleeding, the duhks
- after the bombs, the decemberists
- the next best western, richard shindell
- empty, ray lamontagne

happy:
- pay me my money down, bruce springsteen
- the magic position, patrick wolf
- we need medicine, the fratellis
- banjo pickin’ girl, abigail washburn & the sparrow quartet
- you ain’t goin’ nowhere, glen hansard and marketa irglova
- i don’t know, lisa hannigan
- the night that paddy murphy died, great big sea
- call me maybe, carly rae jepsen
- upside down, paloma faith
- orphan girl, crooked still
- tea with cinnamon, katzenjammer
- don’t carry it all, the decemberists
- california stars, billy bragg & wilco
- everything i saw, the weather station
- literally any cover of galway girl

it’s three am, there’s a thunderstorm, and i’m wearing a lot of velvet:
- girls that glitter love the dark, hannah fury
- when another midnight, sarah slean
- bells for her, tori amos
- mad girl’s love song, fisher
- the devil, pj harvey
- i will never die, delta rae
- #1 crush, garbage (SHUT. YER FACE.)
- black doe, mary epworth and the jubilee band
- devil of mine, moulettes
- bone mother, the ford theatre reunion
- horse and i, bat for lashes
- clap hands, tom waits
- tristan, patrick wolf
- black acres, elysian fields
- rest in the bed, laura marling
- bad ritual, timber timbre

having an emotion about the x-files:
- you were a kindness, the national
- goodbye (this is not goodbye), over the rhine
- recessional, vienna teng

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXY1GVC4gec)

my mom used to sing this to me as a lullaby and its so creepy and good I wanna make it into an animatic

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can’t stop what’s coming
can’t stop what is on its way

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I’ve been raising up my hands
Drive another nail in
Got enough guilt to start my own religion