Song Analysis

Little Earthquakes

Sunday 7 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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

“My eye twitches sometimes. I was surrounded by the thoughts I smash. They decided I would be a good dinner. I decided I wanted 3 bridges in this song.” (Little Earthquakes songbook)

"Coming out of a lot of miscommunication with friends and family and extensions of all that, where I think in everybody’s life, sometimes, you don’t know how you got there. You don’t know how the meltdown happened within a group of people; lots of finger-pointing and I couldn’t cope. And it wasn’t my family this time.

These days, sometimes friends are family, and it was a group of us, and I needed to pull back. And re-look at my life and who was in my life, and the kinds of people that I wanted in my life, and the kind of person I could be in a relationship where I wasn’t able to maybe be what someone needed me to be, so I needed to be with somebody else who I could give what they needed. This was a real turning point in claiming what kind of life I wanted to live. It was a real beginning." (Rolling Stone.com, December 18, 2009)