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A Piano: The Collection (box set)

press release / promo CD


Zero Point

Lyrics by Tori Amos

I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point
I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point Libra

Nikolai said it.
Nikolai said it.
will we be abandoned again
will we be abandoned again
in this desert called Paris

I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point
I caved in, did you win
finally excavated

Nikolai said it.
Nikolai said it again.
will we do just the same thing again
will we do just the same thing again
in this desert they call Paris

I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point
I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point Libra

Nikolai said it to me
Nikolai swore to me again
Nikolai said it to me
Nikolai said

I'll be holding her hand till it's warm
Holding her head above water
Holding her hand till it's warm, yes
holding her head above water

Nikolai said it to me
Nikolai said it to me

Will we be abandoned again honey
Will we be abandoned again, again
Will we be abandoned again
in this desert called Paris

I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point
I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point Libra

Nikolai said again

I got my honey on a Lemon on me
I gotta ride it to the Infantry
I gotta way to get to you
honey Niña in your sleep

I gotta way to my Baby oh yeah
I gotta way to my sister oh yeah
I gotta way to get to that Vatican Library

I gotta way to my ohm oh yeah
I gotta way to my ohm oh yeah
I gotta way to get to that thing
that Uranium zing

I gotta way to my ohm oh yeah
I got my Humma to my baby oh yeah
I gotta way to get to IT
You can't keep Me from Me

I gotta way to my ohm oh yeah
I got the ribosome, Her Center oh yeah
I gotta way to get to that Thing
that Thing You took from me

I gotta way to the Center oh yeah
I gotta way to the Maya oh yeah
I gotta way to get to that Thing
you paid for dearly...

I gotta way to my baby oh yeah
I gotta way to my Baby oh yeah
I gotta way to get to you...

Little Sister I'm a comin to you

I gotta way to my baby oh yeah
I gotta way to my Baby oh yeah
I gotta way to get to you
a Uranium Zing in me

I gotta way to a me oh yeah
I gotta way to a me oh yeah
I gotta way to get to that
Uranium Zing

I gotta way to a me oh yeah
I gotta way to a me oh yeah
I gotta way to get to me
honey you can't ever have seen

I gotta way to my baby oh yeah
I gotta way to my baby oh yeah
I gotta Diesel thing in me
somethin' honey you ain't never seen

I gotta way to my baby oh yeah
I gotta way to my Baby oh yeah
I gotta way to get to you

Little Sister I've known you
I said oh Little Sister I'm a comin to you
I said oh Little Sister I'm a comin for you
I said oh Little Sister I'm a comin for you
I said oh Little Sister I'm a comin for you

I found out at Zero Ground
I found out at Zero Point Libra

we are entering The Photon Band
we are entering The Photon Band
we are now in The Photon Band


Details

Recorded in 1999
Mixed in 2006 by Mark Hawley & Marcel van Limbeek
Bösendorfer, Synth and Vocals - Tori Amos
Guitars - Steve Caton
Bass - Jon Evans
Drums - Matt Chamberlain
Programming - Andy Gray


Tori Quotes

"Zero Point -- your time is coming." [to venus and back liner notes - 1999]

There was no real reason why "Zero Point" didn't end up on Venus except that I was over-sensitive about a certain gardening issue, so "Datura" made the final cut instead. Maybe waiting to mix this has enhanced it somewhat because you do bring a certain perspective when you can step away from a song for a while. It's not always a better one, but I do think in "Zero Point"'s case it was to her benefit that I was garden-obsessed in 1999. [A Piano liner notes - 2006]

Amos says 'Zero Point' was inspired by Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series, which concerns the writings of the ancient Sumerians and their ideas regarding time. "It talks about Rome ending -- B.C. and then A.D. -- and the idea of what was supposed to happen at zero point," she explains. "I found there to be a strange correlation between America being the super power that it is and Rome being the super power that it was, and what comes along with that kind of power... how you can really forget the responsibility that you have to humanity. The ego becomes bigger than spirituality." [AOL Music News Blog - September 11, 2006]


Live Versions

"Zero Point"
July 25, 2014 - Mesa, Arizona




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