Tori Amos – Liquid Diamonds
“I guess I’m an underwater thing so I guess I can’t take it personally”
I promised myself I wouldn’t repeat artists but I really had to make an exception for this. I’m almost certain no one has ever written a song about me, and while there are thousands out there that I identify with on one level or another, very rarely do I think ‘yup, that’s me described to a T’.
But there’s a reason I’ve been a fan of Tori’s work for nearly 20 years. There’s a reason I collect her music obsessively, and still listen to her entire discography profusely. If I ever gain the capacity to put it into words without sounding like a loon, I’ll do so… Let’s just say, for now, she has an uncanny knack for chronicling the things I know well – for most of the categories in this challenge, the first song I thought of was one of hers.
It always seems slightly on the side of conceited to take a song that – in reality – has nothing to do with me and say it describes me; particularly when it’s a song I love as much as this one. It feels somewhat akin to putting up a picture of some gorgeous model on my Facebook profile or something. But then again, from when I first heard this song back in 1996 to when I hear it today, I always think…
I live here.
PS I quite like this clip, too, which is a fan made vid using bits n’ pieces of various other Tori videos.