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A Piano: The Collection (box set)

press release / promo CD

Ode to My Clothes

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Somewhere in the hills of Ireland
There's a Prada bag
and somewhere down the lane
there's a dog in Gucci lace
and sometimes I think that I
will lose sleep at night
cause it's hard, yes it's hard
to say goodbye to my clothes

My clothes
nobody knows things like my clothes
my telephone life in the back of my jeans
nobody knows how I feel today
how I feel today

So now, now that there gone in the hills of Ireland
So long, so long
this was an ode to my clothes


Recorded in 2001
Mixed in 2006 by Mark Hawley & Marcel van Limbeek
Bösendorfer and Vocals - Tori Amos

Tori Quotes

A friend of mine was driving around southern Ireland and, although he knew very well I was in England recording, became very confused because he kept thinking he saw me walking around town. Apparently he recognized a chartreuse Prada sweater here, a sleek Costume National fitted jacket there, and a Gucci purse on another woman's arm. He rolled down the window and said to one woman, "This is weird, I could have sworn you were my friend Tori." She responded, "Oh, didn't you know, Tori is giving away clothes up at her house." Turning green, he raced up to the house to discover the woman who was supposed to take the clothes to the dry cleaning thought they were clothes to be given away to anyone who was interested. You see I'd left everything I wanted cleaned in a black bin liner as I was leaving town. My friend immediately called me up and said, "You know your Lady Liberty curtains from the French Revolution and the clothes you thought were going to the dry cleaners... they are now scattered throughout Ireland." When the call came I was in the middle of recording Strange Little Girls, so in between songs I lamented my lost wardrobe and wrote "Ode to My Clothes." Needless to say, I don't store things in black bin liners anymore. [A Piano liner notes - 2006]

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