I create the occasional not-that-good-or-bad song with MTV Music Generator’s premade riffs. I’ve made a couple of gems. one of them, I’m convinced, is a song entity that visited me (sometime in 2002) before it visited Tori to inspire Drive All Night. I swear, up and down, that it had to be the same song creature because both her song and my song, while they sound nothing alike...
I absolutely believe it when Tori says she tries to achieve a certain sonic architectural sound in her songs. I don’t know if it was what she had in mind with Liquid Diamonds, but when I listen to it, I “hear” an empty, cold, barren cave with a very slow-moving body of water going through it.
Black Dove as a Lullaby?
(yes, I’m obsessed with Black Dove.) for me personally, I feel like there’s a thread—especially in the PBS Soundstage version—in Black Dove that is a lullaby to Tori’s lost babies. there’s just that quality to it for me. I certainly wouldn’t mind being sung to sleep to it, and frequently play it before I head off to bed, in fact.
I’ve said this before elsewhere, but Fast Horse seems to say to me, “SLOW… DOWN. life is not a race.” I tend to rush through life, and every time the “you’ve got you a fast horse darlin’” part of the song comes on, I feel like Tori’s poking me hard in the chest as if to say “pay attention, you.”
Bliss, To Venus and Back, and sex
I get this weird feeling about Bliss (and the whole TVAB album in general) that not only is it about everything else that Tori’s said it was about in interviews, but that she also can’t resist bragging JUST a bit about the awesome newlywed sex she had while on tour in ‘98. it just has that energy to me of “perform and rock the place one night, get laid the next. hell...
Come On Guys!
We still need submissions! I’m probably giving this tumblr another week or so and I’m giving it up if it doesn’t start getting stories soon. :( These stories don’t have to be about what you specifically think the songs about, but more about what they MEAN TO YOU personally. <3