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Tori Amos - Shattering Sea
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Tori Amos: “Shattering Sea” — the opening track of Night of Hunters — thanks to toriamos.com for sharing this song today!

lyrics:

That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

He gets his power from tide and wave
The grains of sand are my domain
His tempest surged an angry flash
Then through my arms formed a sea of glass

Shattering sea, closing my eyes
Shattering sea, closing my eyes
Shattering sea, closing my eyes

Every line, every curve, every twist, every turn
of every brutal word

Every turn, every line, every twist, every curve
of every brutal word

That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

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Listen to a rare new Kate Bush interview by John Wilson, recorded at her home on May 4, 2011; broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Front Row. [more Kate]

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Deepak Chopra talks about the “universal vibration,” the effects of Sound on the body, and the healing power of high-pitched music. This could explain why I like Kate Bush. [more Deepak]

Alan Watts - The nature of selfishness

Alan Watts suggests that everyone, at some point, should contemplate and accept death, and also “follow the possibility of the idea that you are totally selfish.” He closes this clip by saying the holy person is like the ocean, balancing the calm and the storm.

"my heart is like the ocean, it gets in the way

so close to touching freedom, but then
I hear the guards call my name…”

- Tori Amos, “Take to the Sky”

Eurythmics - Hello, I Love You

Eurythmics (Annie Lennox): "Hello, I Love You" (by The Doors). A very interesting cover, which was released as a b-side in 1985. Funtimes.

Kate Bush - Suspended In Gaffa
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Kate Bush: “Suspended in Gaffa” (Japanese “remaster”). This is one my favorite songs of all time, from the 1982 album, The Dreaming (written and produced by Kate Bush).

lyrics:

Out in the garden
There’s half of a heaven,
And we’re only bluffing.
We’re not ones for busting through walls,

But they’ve told us
Unless we can prove
That we’re doing it,
We can’t have it all.

He’s gonna wangle
A way to get out of it.
She’s an excuse
And a witness who’ll talk when he’s called.

But they’ve told us
Unless we can prove
That we’re doing it,
We can’t have it all.
(I want it all, and I want it all)
We can’t have it all.
(I want it all)

"I caught a glimpse of a god, all shining and bright."

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud.
It all goes slo-mo.
I don’t know why I’m crying.
Am I suspended in Gaffa?
Not until I’m ready for you,
Not until I’m ready for you
Can I have it all.

I try to get nearer,
But as it gets clearer
There’s something appears in the way,
It’s a plank in me eye,

With a camel
Who’s trying to get through it,
Am I doing it?
Can I have it all now?
(and I want it all)

I pull out the plank and say
"Thank you for yanking me back
To the fact that there’s
Always something to distract.”

But sometimes it’s hard
To know if I’m doing it right.
Can I have it all now?
(and I want it all)
Can I have it all now?
(and I want it all)
can I have it all?
(and I want it all)
I can’t have it all.

"We all have a dream… maybe."

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud.
It all goes slo-mo.
I don’t know why I’m crying.
Am I suspended in Gaffa?
Not until I’m ready for you,
Not until I’m ready for you
Can I have it all.

I won’t open boxes
That I am told not to.
I’m not a Pandora.
I’m much more like

That girl in the mirror.
Between you and me
She don’t stand a chance of getting anywhere at all.
(and I want it all)
Not anywhere at all.
(and I want it all)
No, not a thing.
(and I want it all)
She can’t have it all.

"Mother, where are the angels? I’m scared of the changes."

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud.
It all goes slo-mo.
I don’t know why I’m crying.
Am I suspended in Gaffa?
Not until I’m ready for you,
Not until I’m ready for you

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud.
It all goes slo-mo.
I don’t know why I’m crying.
Am I suspended in Gaffa?

Not until I’m ready for you,
Not until I’m ready for you
Can I have it all now.