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God by Tori Amos

Album: Under The PinkReleased: 1994Charted:
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  • Tori wrote this about her very strict religious education. His father was a minister. (thanks, Sylvain - Montreal, Canada)
  • This song was Amos' call to God to explain His omnipotence in the light of such issues as the repression of women through religion. She explained to Creem magazine: "There's a division of power, male and female power, and there's a division within my own being. There's been a dishonoring of us with each other, and us with ourselves, and women against women, and men against men, and women against men... and that's how the song 'God' got written. The institutional God who's been ruling the universe, in the books, has to be held accountable. I want to have a cup of tea with him and just have a little chat. I feel like the song is a releasing, a sharing. It's honest and loving. And it's sensuous. It's the goddess coming forth and saying, "Come here, baby. I think you've had a bit of a rough job, and I don't mind helping out now." Which I think is really cute." (This interview is available at Rock's Backpages.)
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Comments: 3

She says what everyone else is afraid to say. She's one of a kind.Theresa - Murfreesboro, Tn
In Tori's book Piece by Piece she refers to the song as coming from the perspective of Mrs. GodDeb - Melbourne, Australia
her fatherViktoria - Antwerp