"Past the Mission"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink
Single from Under the Pink


January 31/February 1, 1994 (album)
May 1994 (AU, DE, UK, US single)


4:05 (album, single)
4:06 (A Piano alternate mix)


Atlantic Records, East West Records


Tori Amos


Eric Rosse and Tori Amos

"Past the Mission" is the fourth single from Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink and the fourth song on the album itself.

Background Edit



Music video Edit

Alternate and remastered versions Edit

An alternate mix of "Past the Mission" from 1994 was included on Disc B of the 2006 boxset A Piano: The Collection. The song was remastered for the 2015 reissue of Under the Pink.

Other appearances Edit

An eleven-page story inspired by "Past the Mission" was included in the 2008 graphic novel anthology Comic Book Tattoo, a collection of short comics based on Amos' songs.[1] "Past the Mission" was written, pencilled and inked by Ted McKeever and coloured by Chris Chuckry. The story was one of the few entirely wordless pieces in the anthology.[2]

Live performances Edit

"Past the Mission" was first performed live during the 1994 Under the Pink Tour and has been played on nearly all of Amos' tours since, both solo and with a band.[3] Live performances of the song have been included on Legs & Boots.

TV performances Edit

Amos played "Past the Mission" on several television shows to promote Under the Pink.

Releases Edit

Lyrics Edit

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from A Piano liner notes.[4]

  • Piano, vocals, Vox organ and stuff — Tori Amos
  • Guest vocal — Trent Reznor
  • Bass — George Porter Jr.
  • Drums — Carlo Nuccio
  • Percussion — Paulinho Da Costa
  • Guitars — Steve Caton
  • Alternate Mix on A Piano: The Collection mixed in 1994 by Kevin Killen

References Edit

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