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"Sugar"
Tori-Amos Little-Earthquakes
B-side from Little Earthquakes

Released

January 1992

Length

4:27 (original) 5:10 (To Venus and Back, A Piano)

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

(1992) Tori Amos (1999)

"Sugar" is a B-side from Tori Amos's 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes.

Background Edit

"Sugar" was released as a B-side to "China" in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Tori considered re-recording "Sugar" for inclusion on Under the Pink, "but enough material came that I didn't have to do that."[1]

Live performances Edit

"Sugar" was first performed live during the 1994 Under the Pink Tour and has been played on nearly all of Tori's tours since. During the 1998 Plugged Tour, Tori began refashioned "Sugar" into a rock song, performing it with a full band. The song was performed by the character Santa during the 2007 American Doll Posse World Tour.

Live performances of "Sugar" are included on the US "Hey Jupiter" single, To Venus and Back, and Legs & Boots.

Lyrics Edit

Don't say morning's come,
Don't say it's up to me
If I could take 25 minutes out of the record book
Sugar, he brings me sugar
Bobby's collecting bees
And hammers, he used one on me
Cold war with little boys
Get in with a bubble game trade
Sugar, he brings me sugar
I know the robins bring, bring me many things
But sugar, he brings me sugar
As far as I can tell, I've been gone for miles now
And you know and I know
I don't know me very well
And I know and you know
If they found me out...
Sugar, he brings me sugar
And all the robins bring, they bring many things
But sugar, he brings me sugar
I know the robins bring, they bring many things
But sugar, oh sugar...

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from the X and To Venus and Back liner notes.[2]

Original 1992 Version

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 Edit

  1. http://www.yessaid.com/timeline8.html
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20070108082308/http://everythingtori.com/go/galleries/view/376/3/28/albums

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