Song Analysis

Carry

Thursday 22 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

(Coming soon! In the meantime, read Tori’s quotes about the song)

Amos has paid stirring tribute to her brother Michael, killed in a car accident in 2004, on the closing tracks of both 2006’s The Beekeeper and 2009’s Midwinter Graces. Despite the complex storyline flowing through Night Of Hunters, the lyrics to concluding song Carry again feel influenced by his death.

“I think that a loss like that affects you differently over the years and makes you sometimes think about the time you have with people when they’re here. When they’re gone, it’s difficult walking back into those pictures and feeling like you remember every part of the moment. Sometimes those moments get a little hazy – it’s not as if you can walk into them anymore. Carry was very much about those that have gone.” (Rip It Up, September 22, 2011)