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A Piano: The Collection (box set)

press release / promo CD


Dolphin Song

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Matthew bring in your fishing nets
Have you caught yourself a woman
Caught yourself a woman yet
Sometimes you call me Melusine
After the Lady of the Fountain
In whose lake you took the drink

And boy I know, I know that you burn
for your water spirit

Now that know,
I know the lengths that you’d go
to chase the roughest tide
that's right behind me
yes I know, I know the lengths that you'd go
to bring the roughest tide in
smooth like dolphins
ah ha
smooth like dolphins
ah ha

I sought shelter in our child’s room
She and me against the world,
safe in our cocoon
You raced a giant roller-skate
And said "the three of us must leave this place
Song lines will guide our way"

And boy I know, I know that you burn
for your water spirit

Now that I know, I know the lengths that you’d go
to bring the roughest tide
that's right behind me
yes I know, I know the lengths that you'd go
to bring the roughest tide in
smooth like dolphins
ah ha
smooth like dolphins
ah ha

Matthew bring in your fishing nets
I have been marked by your gospel
This daughter of a preacher man

‘cause boy I feel, I feel that you burn
for your water spirit
I said that boy, I feel, feel that you burn
for your water girl

Now that I know
I know the lengths that you’d go
to bring the tide that's racing
right behind me
yes, I know
I know the lengths that you'd go
to bring the roughest tide in
smooth like dolphins
ah ha
smooth like dolphins
ah ha


Details

Recorded in 2003
Mixed in 2006 by Mark Hawley & Marcel van Limbeek
Bösendorfer and Vocals - Tori Amos
Bass - Jon Evans
Drums - Matt Chamberlain


Tori Quotes

Some songs seem to have a timeline for when they want to be finished and put out to the world. At the time when we were working on "Dolphin Song," I had all kinds of ideas for her development after the basic tracking had been done. Instead she got set aside for a while. But once we started to go through the tape library we put "Dolphin" up on the faders again and I realized we didn't need to record anything else, it was finished. [A Piano liner notes - 2006]


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