General Info


Monday 8 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

written by Tori Amos

This song was actually an impro Tori did between two takes in the studio. Eric Rosse told Keyboard magazine in September 1992: “One of the b-side cuts came together on the spur of the moment. It was a tune called ’Thoughts’ and she wrote it as the tape was running, literally. We were getting sounds while she was doodling on the piano and I said, ‘What’s that?’ So we just hit record and she wrote it in one pass.”

Tori also explained in the Little Earthquakes songbook that she didn’t know Eric had recorded her improv : “’Girl’ was being recorded and I couldn’t get a take. I was freaking out. Eric was in the booth playing air ball encouraging me to take a ten minute. Glued on the bench, I started this thing coming from nowhere singing nonsense into the mic. When I finished, Eric said, ‘It’s a take.’ I said, ‘What?’ – he had left the machine running.”