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"Cornflake Girl"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink
Single from Under the Pink

Released

January 1994

Length

5:05 (Under the Pink, UK single, Tales of a Librarian) 3:53 (US single edit) 6:31 (To Venus and Back) 5:06 (A Piano)

Label

Atlantic Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Tori Amos and Eric Rosse

"Cornflake Girl" is the lead single from Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink and the eighth song on the album itself.

Background Edit

Music video Edit

Two music videos were filmed for "Cornflake Girl", one of which aired in the United Kingdom and one of which aired in the United States.

U.K. version Edit

The UK version was directed by Big TV!, two directors from the UK. Tori said that is based on The Wizard of Oz, except that Dorothy goes to Hell instead.

U.S. version Edit

The US video features Tori driving a truck full of women around a typical American desert.

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Remastered versions Edit

Other appearances Edit

A seventeen-page story inspired by "Cornflake Girl" was included in the 2008 graphic novel anthology Comic Book Tattoo, a collection of short comics based on Amos' songs. "Cornflake Girl" was written by Seth Peck and pencilled and inked by Daniel Heard, with the artwork done entirely in blue linework.[1]

Live performances Edit

Lyrics Edit

Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution
Hanging with the raisin girls
She's gone to the other side
Giving us a yo-heave-ho
Things are getting kind of gross
And I go at sleepy time

This is not really, this, a-this
This is not really happening

You bet your life it is
You bet your life it is
Oh honey, you bet your life
It's a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on
Seems we got a cheaper feel now
All the sweeteaze are gone
Gone to the other side
With my encyclopedia
They musta paid her a nice price
She's putting on her string bean love

This is not really, this, this
This is not really happening

You bet your life it is
You bet your life it is
Oh honey, you bet your life
It's a peel out the watchword
Just peel out the watchword

Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution

Rabbit, where'd you put the keys girl?
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys girl?
A-ha, rabbit, where'd you put the keys?
Oh yes, rabbit, where'd you put the keys
Where'd you put the keys, girl?

And the man with the golden gun
(Don't close this door)
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
(I know it's so easy)
And the man with the golden gun
(Don't close this door)
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
(I know it's so easy)
And the man with the golden gun
(Don't close this door)
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
(I know it's so easy)
And the man with the golden gun
(Don't close this door)
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much, yeah
(I know it's so easy)
Yeah

Rabbit, where'd you put the keys girl?
Oh yes, rabbit, where'd you put the keys girl?
All this time, rabbit, where'd you put the keys, oh yeah
Rabbit, where'd you put the keys girl?

Releases Edit

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from Under the Pink and To Venus and Back liner notes.[2][3]

Under the Pink (1994)

  • Piano and vocals — Tori Amos
  • Guest vocal — Merry Clayton
  • Bass — George Porter, Jr.
  • Drums — Carlo Nuccio
  • Percussion — Paulinho Da Costa
  • Guitars and mandolin — Steve Caton
  • Programming — Eric Rosse

To Venus and Back (1999)

  • Recorded during the Plugged Tour '98
  • Drums/Percussion — Matt 'the human loop' Chamberlain
  • Bass — Jon Evans
  • Guitars — Steve Caton
  • Bosendorfer, synth, vocals — Tori Amos
  • Programming — Andy Gray
  • Mastered by Jon Astley

References Edit

  1. http://www.comics.org/issue/537267/
  2. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/201/2/8/albums/index.html
  3. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/370/2/28/albums/index.html
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