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Peeping Tommi---new Tori Amos unreleased track

Wow. Wow. eloquently as I usually am able to describe my feelings about music, I feel shell-shocked by hearing one of the most gorgeous songs I've heard from Tori Amos. The song is called "Peeping Tommi" and it will be on the Piano Boxed Set, coming out on September 26. So, how come I've already heard this previously unreleased track? Well, it came about when I was searching for a new track to up up on my page. I knew that "Here In My Head" is the unofficial Tori Amos fansite on myspace since the people who run her official page  NEVER change the songs. Its a crime, considering her recorded songs range into the hundreds and beyond.

But anyway, I open up the page to find two new Tori tracks that will be released in the Piano Boxed set. The other was "Ode to My Clothes", but it was the sheer simplistic beauty of "Peeping Tommi" that enchanted me, reminding me of the way I felt the first time I listened to Little Earthquakes four years ago. Maybe people on the toriforums are comparing this song to "Yes, Anastasia" and I can see why. From my understanding, this was a song cut from Under the Pink, hence its similarity in vocals and delicate piano riffs.

Here are the lyrics:

Looking past
fresh mown grass
dirt licking my elbows
I watch his hand move
her dress

Don't run away
from me now

Don't run away
from me now

She's down on the
she gives the boy
I think of you
I think of
the man
all the while
you see my dreams
are filled with him
his face shows
up up up
in my favourite

Don't run away
from me now
she's willing
just breathe
one day I'll be

Don't run away
from me now
she's willing
just breathe
one day I'll be

Sail through my ears
I heard you fine
the first time
time to let it go
time to give my
gun a nice

just breathe
peeping Tommi

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jinkesvelma @ 9/25/2006 |

November 21, 2006   01:36 PM PST
oo, kickass picture. I thank heavens for her lately...I play her all the time at work. My one thread of enjoyment.
September 30, 2006   09:34 AM PDT
haha I just went there and Peeping Tommi isn't up anymore.
But there are others... I'm listening to Walk To Dublin for the first time ;)
September 30, 2006   09:32 AM PDT
Oooh Kristy, it's exciting isn't it!!
I might have to go listen to that later... so far I've only heard Not David Bowie. I wasn't going to download any more, but I'm getting impatient and my box set will take at least another week (I hope! I'll be pissed off if it takes longer than that!).

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