Song Analysis

Happy Phantom

Sunday 7 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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

What music would you like to have played at your funeral?

"’Happy Phantom’ from Little Earthquakes. When I die, the only sad thing is that I will really miss some of my friends. But I have alot of friends somewhere else, where I’m going, and that’ll be groovy too. If I cruise off, don’t mourn, ’cos I’m gonna be somewhere bitchin’." (Q magazine, February 1996)

"To talk about death was really important on Little Earthquakes because there was a part of me that had to die. The image that I had created for whatever reason, had to die." (Rolling Stone.com, December 18, 2009)