Tori Amos song, reminds me of Bipolar. 'Upside Down'

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  1. anarulesmenow

    anarulesmenow Well-Known Member

    Yeah so this song has always reminded me of being Bipolar and has always helped me out in that regard. I hear that part of the meaning of the song is about Tori's friend Beene who was bipolar. Told Tori about the song and she played it for me twice live :) The song is called 'Upside Down'.

    Here are the lyrics:

    God I love to turn my little blue world upside down
    God I love to turn my little blue world upside down
    Inside my head the noise
    Chatter chatter chatter chatter chatter
    You see I'm afraid I'll always be
    Still coming out of my mother
    Upside down

    Don't you love to turn this little blue girl upside down?
    I know you love to turn this little blue girl baby upside down
    But my heart it says you've been
    Shatter shatter shatter shatter shattered
    And I know you're still a boy
    Still coming out of your mother

    But when you gonna stand on your own?
    I say the world is sick
    You say, 'tell me what that makes us darlin'
    You see you always find my faults
    Faster than you find your own
    You say the world is getting rid of her demons
    I say 'baby what have you been smokin'
    Well I dreamed I dreamed I dreamed
    I loved a black boy
    My daddy would scream

    Don't you love to turn this little blue girl upside down?
    Any kind of touch I think is better than none
    Even upside down
    But you see I'm tangled up
    Got a kitten kitten kitten in my hair
    Cincinnati - I like the word
    It's the only thing we can't seem
    To turn upside down

    Well I found the secret to life
    I found the secret to life
    I'm okay when everything is not okay

    Don't we love to turn our little blue world upside down?
    Don't we love to turn our little blue world baby upside down?
    Inside my head a voice
    Chatter chatter chatter chatter chatter
    And it says 'girl you're all the same
    Still comin' out of your mother
    Still comin' out of your mother
    Upside down'
     
  2. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    Being a fan of some of Tori's work, I must listen to this - thanks for posting :)
     
  3. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    i've always liked torie amos, and yes, this song reminds me a lot of bipolar also.

    thanks for sharing it with us
     
  4. thefatalfetus

    thefatalfetus Member

    that makes a pot of sense actually. one of my friends told me id enjoy her songs, but i havent gotten around to listening to any.
     
  5. anarulesmenow

    anarulesmenow Well-Known Member

    Hey I forgot I posted this ages ago. This song still means so much to me and I still hear the bipolar reference, as well as the fact that Tori's friend 'Beene' was said to be bipolar and this was said to be partially about her. She still plays it for me.

    I love the music but the lyrics play such a part in it.

    'God I love to turn my little blue world upside down
    God I love to turn my little blue world upside down
    Inside my head the noise
    Chatter chatter chatter chatter chatter
    You see I'm afraid I'll always be
    Still coming out of my mother
    Upside down'

    Turning her blue world upside down reminds me of someone flipping from depression to mania, and the chatter bit is like the manic voices in my head.
     
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