More, you all ask? More, I give. Yes yes, I know you all love this thread
It's groovy and it's got good lyrics. Like Scarlet's Walk (the song), this appeared as part of Isabel's set on the ADP tour in 2007, as she was the more political of the dolls, and often had lyrics that touched upon controversial topics. I didn't mention this already, but none of Isabel's album tracks actually made it to this list (Dark Side of the Sun was close, for the record) but quite a few songs that sometimes appeared in her live set will be on the list.
So, why do I like this song? I like it for the feel she gives it. It's a slow groove that would usually be a bit more relaxing, but there's an element of harshness that Tori also mixes in to work well with the lyrics. Scarlet just needs to address the issues she's seen and she wants it to be to the point. It's great musically.
I love it! It's simple, so I can see why Tori didn't release it with the album assuming it had been finished at that time, but I'm glad she did release it, which I know she hasn't done with every song. Sometimes you have to appreciate things for how simple they are, and this song is one of those things.
I also love the imagery she adds in with the lyrics. It makes the song feel even prettier and almost delicate. I like it when Tori is able to use the lyrics she writes to boost the feel of the music she writes.
#113: IcicleAlbum: Under the Pink (1994)
Greeting the monster in our easter dresses
Father says bow your head like the good book says
Well I think the good book is missing some pages
Gonna lay down
Gonna lay down
Heh, what a weird song. Pretty, yes, but weird, and it's weird without even counting the bizarre intro.
It wasn't until shortly before I had the idea of making this countdown that I realized what this song is about. I'm not sure if it's hilarious or disgusting or something else, but I still like it. The simple idea is that it's about going slightly against the Bible, or manipulating it as people do and taking part in... acts... that it doesn't mention. After the strange intro which many people probably forget, it breaks into an arguably more peaceful tune, but then the suggestive lyrics (to say the very least) get added on top of it, and once I tried to analyze the song musically my head kind of exploded a little. This simple seeming song is far from it, let me tell you. It's got about 5500 layers, and I think the good song is missing some pages.
Well, I'll start off by saying how awesome it was to hear this again in the 2017 tour, opening most of the shows! I went to see her London show and it did not disappoint. She played this and I think we all loved it!
It's one of her very different songs, and those bass drops at the beginning are just fabulous. Then the guitar comes in and you kind of have to wonder what kind of song you're in for, and it gets stranger again with the creepy vocals. I believe she said the song was about a recurring dream she would have, and "iieee" was something that this little boy would say. I'd have to watch the storytellers episode again to be sure, but for now you can see how much research I didn't do this time
All in all, I like how much she added to the song, and it was in danger of going over the top with all the electric instruments and strange effects, but it didn't fall into that as much as some of the other FTCH songs did.
#111: Don't Make Me Come to VegasAlbum: Scarlet's Walk (2002)
My old flame was a jester and a joker
And as healer of men, they called him the prince
Prince of black jacks and of women
And of anything that's slipped into his hands
So I have to quickly tell a story of how this song became a meme for me. It's not the most exciting story in the world, but anyway... My girlfriend and I have a Spotify playlist that we tend to listen to when travelling together, and every time we listen to it, this song ALWAYS plays. I seriously don't think there's been a single time it hasn't come up, and this playlist has over 180 songs and we always play it on shuffle.
But enough of my silly life! This song is a very different kind of groove to Sweet Sangria, because it's not meant to be quite as serious. With a chorus like this song, it's very clearly meant to be a Scarlet song, and although it's not the best of them, it's still quite graceful.
As a side note, I know there wasn't a lot of album variation in these 5 songs, but the next 5 will have more. The songs so far have only been 1992 to 2005, and I don't want to create the impression that I don't like her later stuff when I really do.