Bells for Her (5:22)

Cover of Broken Stone

From Broken Stone and 62 other releases

“…the main thing about Bells is that there is no resolve, and that’s what that whole song was saying. Can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on its way. All I can do is respond truthfully, and the concept that we’ll always be friends, or we can always work it out, I would have bet you that I could have worked anything out with this person. I would have bet my hand I could have worked anything out. I’d be missing a hand right now. It’d be the one-armed Tori tour. I couldn’t have foreseen this. And I think, how many people, in marriages or families, and they’re going, ‘Wait a minute. I’m a rational being. This is a rational being, so we think.’ Of course, I’m a little — I’m partial, but I would have thought, yes, we could work it out. And when it got to in the end ‘blankettes,’ and the spelling changed, and when I was writing it down, I did it ‘blankettes’ as in — well, what it means to me is just blank women, chicks. Yet they were making mudpies and creating and it’s void now. And if you talk to people that know her, they think she’s a together, great babe. And if you talk to people that know me, I’m a together, great babe. And yet we just couldn’t do it. So there is a triangle on this record of the betrayal of women. It’s not just that relationship. It’s many other things in the other tunes. But Bells is the spirit speaking, not the ego speaking, but the part of me that still loves a friend that for whatever reason you can’t make a resolve. You just can’t do it.


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And through the life force and there goes her friend
On her Nishiki it's out of time
And through the portal they can make amends
Hey would you say whatever we're blanket friends?

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  • Tony--

    Sounds like PJ Harvey.

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • yinxianghecheng

    So simple yet so beautiful.

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Sarinijha

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • karckrac

    me encanta esta cancion

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • daulkim

    balls for her

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • karckrac

    es putamente increibleeee

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • headey

    It says 5:22 but today's stream stopped a couple of seconds short of that and the music had stopped a few seconds(3 or 4) before that. Are there different versions? Did I ever hear an instrumental version here??

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Musi-Fritze

    Was für ein grandioses Stück der besten Singer-/songwriterin aller Zeiten

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • ArtofmusicJens

    One of my favourite Tori-Amos-tracks! I love the sound of the modified piano.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • changelingette

    This is utterly heartbreaking.

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • hertragicending

    this song always puts me in a trance and takes me else where emotionally and mentally.

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
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    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Kawasaki321

    Sooo cool!

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KateRayearth

    This song breaks my heart.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    This was one of the last Tori albums I got into (I did already like most of the tracks of it that are on the live To Venus & Back album though)... its amazing!

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kgrow

    Thank you

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • vonniepedals

    if there was a swimming pool full of this song i would so float all day and night in it

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • myownking

    it's a prepared piano, not a toy piano / music box piano. my favourite version is the one on to venus and back

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • vonniepedals

    ok my spine just unbunched as soon as i heard the toy piano

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • vonniepedals

    oh this song, oh. i was a druggie for awhile. i listened to this one often at my dealers' idk why. but once everyone in the place was singing to it. and for that 8:38 minutes, we weren't druggies, we weren't lost, we wre singing........can't stop what's coming

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
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