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Night of Hunters intro by tori


Night of Hunters

variation on: Scarlatti, Sonata in F minor K. 466 and Salve Regina (Gregorian Chant)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Fire Muse:
Rose so red
this night of hunters
find love instead of their
blood by your thorn

tori:
Rose so red
this night of hunters
Find love instead of their
blood by my thorn

Fire Muse:
Dark forces are out there gathering

tori:
Dark forces are out there gathering

Fire Muse:
Some hunt for power
others to invade children's dreams

tori:
Some hunt for power
others to invade children's dreams

tori:
They must pay this night of hunters

Fire Muse:
Find Love instead of their
blood by your thorn

tori:
Find Love instead of their
blood by my thorn

Holy Father, why not ask forgiveness
from the Land?
Spirit to Spirit
End this suffering
Spirit to Spirit
Soul to Soul
They stole the dreams

Fire Muse:
of the children
By distorting what Love means

Watching Over
Keeping Watch
Watching Over
Keeping Watch
Watching Over

tori:
Keeping watch over children's dreams
the ancient seven sisters above

Tuning the frequency

Fire Muse:
Keeping watch
Watching over

tori:
Keeping watch over children's dreams
The ancient seven sisters above

Changing the frequency

Fire Muse:
Watching Over
Keeping Watch
Watching Over
Keeping Watch
Watching Over

tori:
Keeping watch over children's dreams
the ancient seven sisters above

Turning the frequency

Fire Muse:
Keeping watch
Watching over
Keeping watch

tori:
Holy Father, you ask forgiveness
from the land

Fire Muse:
Sacred Mother, you are released
from your chains

tori:
Spirit to Spirit
The children's dreams

Fire Muse and tori:
must now be reclaimed
Spirit to Spirit
changing the frequency
Spirit to Spirit
Soul to Soul


Tori Quotes

The Fire Muse begins her message to Tori with, "rose so red this night of hunters, find love instead of their blood by your thorn." The Fire Muse acknowledges that some of the dark forces gathering hunt for power, others, to invade children's dreams. Tori's first instinct is to seek revenge against these dark forces. The Fire Muse explains that the children's dreams must be reclaimed. With the assistance of the Seven Sisters, a frequency is put into place to watch over the children's dreams and guard them against the dark forces that would invade these children. [Night of Hunters commentary - July 2011]

With Tash I have decided that in this song cycle, besides the shattered relationship there is even a bigger crisis. It is explained in the title track "Night of Hunters." The 21st century has a problem that will not simply vanish. In a poetical sense we refer to it as "penetrating children's dreams," which is our metaphor of something much darker: the abuse of children. Anabelle says to the woman, "You have to gather the forces of fire. You have to solve your marital issues, because we need you for a much bigger battle!" [Brigitte - September 15, 2011]

I knew I wanted my niece [Kelsey Dobyns] to be the Fire Muse, because she's 19 and she's been training for many years particularly on the vocal side, she's on the legitimate music side. [Salon - September 20, 2011]


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