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Abnormally Attracted to Sin

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That Guy

Lyrics by Tori Amos

That Guy
Swears he will walk
and carries a chip as big as New York

That Guy
at night makes me scream
and smashes the best possibilities

That Guy
Just brings his war
home, she cries, "why can't Daddy leave his war outside?"

That Guy
When he wants can love
like no other love
until the darkness comes

Do we make up to break up?
Do we break up then wake up?
To cuts instead of kisses
To cuts instead
Instead
Instead

That Guy
Swears he will walk
and carries a chip as big as New York

That Guy
Cannot seem to see
there're no other guys
but the one he used to be

Do we make up to break up?
Do we break up then wake up?
To cuts instead of kisses
To cuts instead
Instead
Instead

Will we make up?
Will we break up?
Will I wake up with, with
That Guy
That Guy
That Guy


Tori Quotes

I think "That Guy" very much was inspired by the musical process, without question -- to the point where "That Guy" might end up in the musical [The Light Princess], because I can't say that the song wasn't influenced by writing the musical. And I'm still in the process of writing the musical. Certain songs have come out of that. Just because it ended up on the record doesn't mean that it shouldn't be in the musical as well. There isn't a segregation between the work that I've been doing for the last couple years and writing the musical, because they go hand-in-hand and they're being written together. [PopDose - July 15, 2009]

I felt more like a composer than a pianist or singer-songwriter while making Abnormally Attracted to Sin. All numbers are distinct but at the same time they are connected. They are tiny planets in the same solar system. I insisted on incorporating different musical styles in the album. "That Guy" has an orchestral feel from the late Sixties. "Maybe California" is the traditional Tori piano sound and "Ophelia" could've been written by a younger version of me. [Veronica - September 5, 2009]


Live Versions

"That Guy"
November 3, 2011 - London, England




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