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A Piano: The Collection (box set)

press release / promo CD


Peeping Tommi

Lyrics by Tori Amos

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

Don't run away
from me now

Don't run away
from me now

She's down on the
ground
she gives the boy
smile
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
danish

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

Don't run away
from me now
she's willing
just breathe
willing
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
surprise
surprise

Willing
just breathe
willing
peeping Tommi


Details

Recorded in 1993 by John Beverly Jones
Mixed in 1993 by Ross Cullum
Bösendorfer and Vocals - Tori Amos


Tori Quotes

When Mark told me that he had found "Peeping Tommi" in the tape library, for the life of me I couldn't remember it. I thnk that as a songwriter sometimes when you leave something off a record you choose to block it out. Whether that's feelings of guilt, I'm not sure why. But I do know that I have a selective memory. When I heard it back I can't tell you why I withheld it, I know why "Take Me with You" didn't end up on Pink and that's because I couldn't finish it. "Peeping Tommi," however, was a thought maybe I wasn't ready to expose at that particular time. [A Piano liner notes - 2006]


Live Versions

"Peeping Tommi"
November 25, 2007 - Houston, Texas




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