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"Space Dog"
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Song from Under the Pink

Released

January 31/February 1, 1994

Length

3:44 (Under the Pink)
5:46 (To Venus and Back)

Label

Atlantic Records, East West Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Tori Amos and Eric Rosse

"Space Dog" is the eleventh song on Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink.

Background[]

Tori has offered several stories of the origins of Space Dog.

To Venus and Back[]

A live recording of the song from the 1998 Plugged Tour was released on the 1999 double album To Venus and Back.

Live performances[]

"Space Dog" was first performed during the 1994 Under the Pink Tour and has been played on nearly all of Tori's tours since, both solo and with a band.[1]

Tori occasionally sings the backing vocals "So sure those girls are in the navy..." as an introduction to "Space Dog" in concert.

Live performances of "Space Dog" have been included on Legs & Boots.

Lyrics[]

Way to go

Mr. Microphone

Show us all

what you don't know

Centuries

secret societies

He's our commander still

Space Dog

So sure we were on something

Your feet are finally on the ground, he said

So sure we were on something

Your feet are just on the ground, girl

Rain and snow

Our engines have

been receiving your

eager call

There's Colonel

Dirtyfishydishcloth

He'll distract her good

Don't worry so

And to the one

you thought was on your side

She can't understand

she truly believes the lie

Lemon pie

He's coming through

Our commander still

Space Dog

Lines secure

Space Dog

Deck the halls I'm young again

I'm you again

Racing turtles

the grapefruit is winning

Seems I keep getting this story

twisted so where's Neil when you need him

Deck the halls it's you again

It's you again

Somewhere someone most know the ending

Is she still pissing in the river, now

Heard she'd gone

moved into a trailer park

So sure we were on something

So sure those girls now are in the Navy

Your feet are finally on the ground, he said

Those bombs, our friends, can't even hurt you now

So sure we were on something

And hold those tears cause they're still on your side

Your feet are just on the ground, girl

Don't hear the dogs barking

So sure we were on something

Don't say you know we've gone

Your feet are finally on the ground, he said

Andromeda stood with those girls before

So sure we were on something

The hair in pairs it just got nasty

Your feet are just on the ground

And now those girls are gone

Personnel[]

Credits taken from Under the Pink and To Venus and Back liner notes.[2][3][4]

Under the Pink (1994)

  • Piano and vocal — Tori Amos
  • Bass — George Porter Jr.
  • Drums — Carlo Nuccio
  • Guitars — Steve Caton
  • Something — Rantz and Zane
  • Mixed by Kevin Killen

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, synths, vocals — Tori Amos
  • Programming — Andy Gray
  • Mastered by Jon Astley

References[]

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