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"Icicle"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink.jpg
Song from Under the Pink

Released

January 31/February 1, 1994

Length

5:47

Label

Atlantic Records, East West Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Tori Amos and Eric Rosse

"Icicle" is the ninth song on Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink.

Background[]

"Icicle" and a piece called "Icicle intro" were among the songs Tori submitted to the Library of Congress for copyright in October 1993.[1]

According to Tori, the song was based on how she used to "masturbate at home as a teenager, while my father and his fellow theologians were downstairs discussing the Divine Light." By writing "Icicle", she attempted to "regain the innocence of her childhood."[2]

Live performances[]

"Icicle" was first performed during the 1994 Under the Pink Tour and has been played on many of Tori's tours since.[3]

While the song has traditionally been performed alone at the piano, a band version of "Icicle" with drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans debuted during the 2009 Sinful Attraction Tour.[4]

Lyrics[]

Icicle icicle

where are you going

Where are you going

I have a hiding place

when spring marches in

Will you keep watch for me,

I hear them calling

Gonna lay down

gonna lay down

Greeting the monster

in our Easter dresses

Father says bow your head

like the Good Book says

I think the Good Book is

missing some pages

Gonna lay down

gonna lay down

And when my hand touches myself

I can finally rest my head

And when they say take of his body

I think I'll take from mine instead

Getting off, getting off

while they're all downstairs

Singing prayers sing away

He's in my pumpkin p.j's

Lay your book on my chest

Feel the word

feel the word

Feel the word

feel the word

Feel it

I could have

I should have

I could have flown

you know

I could have

I should have

I didn't

so

Icicle icicle

where are you going

I have a hiding place

when spring marches in

Will you keep watch for me,

I hear them calling

Gonna lay down

gonna lay down

Lay down

gonna lay

down

Personnel[]

Credits taken from Under the Pink liner notes.[5][6]

  • Piano and vocal - Tori Amos
  • Mixed by Ross Cullum

References[]

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