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Pretty Good Year (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Pretty Good Year. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on September 22, 2018. Lyrics: Tears on the sleeve of a man Don't wanna be a boy today Heard the eternal footman Bought himself a bike to race And Greg he writes letters and burns his CDs They say you were something in those formative years Well, hold on to nothing As fast as you can Well, still Pretty good year Pretty good Maybe a bright sandy beach Is gonna bring you back back back Maybe not, so now you're off You're gonna see America Well let me tell you something about America Pretty good year Pretty good Some things are melting now Some things are melting now Well hey, what's it gonna take till my baby's alright What's it gonna take till my baby's alright And Greg he writes letters with his birthday pen Sometimes he's aware that they're drawing him in Lucy was pretty, your best friend agreed Well, still Pretty good year Pretty good Pretty good year *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Selkie (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Selkie. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on September 4, 2018. Lyrics: Selkie unzips her skin Finally determined Through a window in the dark There he sits all alone I've been waiting on The love of my life to find He's been waiting on His selkie to come back, he said I know these shores are not like yours but Will you make your home in my arms? Selkie battled tide and wave Just to gaze upon his face Hiding behind rocks to learn If he found a new love Lorelei sings the song For lovers who were torn apart Then left broken-hearted Lorelei hears the cry Of lovers that the sea of fate Had separated Selkie puts her hand in his He knows the gift she gives There inside his cabinet Folded safe, her seal skin I've been waiting on The love of my life to find He's been waiting on His selkie to come back, he said I know these shores are not like yours but Will you make your home in my arms? *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Samson (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Regina Spektor's song, Samson. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on August 8, 2018. Lyrics: You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first, I loved you first Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth I have to go, I have to go Your hair was long when we first met Samson went back to bed Not much hair left on his head He ate a slice of Wonder Bread and went right back to bed And history books forgot about us and the Bible didn't mention us And the Bible didn't mention us, not even once You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first, I loved you first Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads But they're just old light, they're just old light Your hair was long when we first met Samson came to my bed Told me that my hair was red Told me I was beautiful, and came into my bed Oh, I cut his hair myself one night A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light And he told me that I'd done alright And kissed me till the mornin' light, the mornin' light And he kissed me till the mornin' light Samson went back to bed Not much hair left on his head He ate a slice of Wonder Bread and went right back to bed Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down Yeah, we couldn't destroy a single one And history books forgot about us And the Bible didn't mention us, not even once You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Fearlessness (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Fearlessness, a variation on a theme from Enrique Granados' piece, Oriental - Spanish Dance Op. 37, No. 2. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on August 7, 2018. Lyrics: Fearlessness blew in with the wind Waking up to greet the sun We sailed on like the ancient ones Into the Nine Underworlds We knew dangers would come I had faith in both of us Listen to your heart, you can hear me Listen to your heart, you can hear me Day turned night when he questioned, "Why can't you balance the skies?" Soulless storms have sent Watchers With blade-less weapons to fight Teams of Horses of the Brine Followed his cry through the fire Demons of the wild hissed with the wind Did you listen? Listen to your heart, can you hear me? Listen to your heart, can you hear me? Fearlessness soon reminded me, "You must be stronger than they" Cautioning, "There are those who live To be cruel for the fun of it" He let in a dark companion That orbited between us His siren friends convinced him that love Was no match against storms to come Their songs inflamed by doubt Fearlessness drown them out Teams of Horses of the Brine Followed his cry through the fire Demons of the wild hissed with the wind Did you listen? Listen to your heart, can you hear me? Listen to your heart, can you hear me? Did we begin without knowing it To find fault in every gift Then that was when the blame began What were once two forces joined In fearlessness *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Job's Coffin (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Job's Coffin. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on June 17, 2018. Lyrics: Job's Coffin looks down Job's Coffin looks down To see what mankind is gonna do There is a grid of disempowerment All forces are being called to dismantle this As Job's Coffin looks down Job's Coffin looks down To see what you're gonna do There exists a power of old Who wanted Earth to be controlled But she and she alone is her own She is her own Job's Coffin looks down Job's Coffin looks down And can't be proud Proud of what I have done Since time, why do we women Give ourselves away? We give ourselves away Thinking somehow that will make him Want to stay Make him stay Job's Coffin looks down At the day you shut your power down You must out create that destructive tendency Little Fire Starter, heal the fury Sister, it's time to bring it back on line As Job's Coffin looks down Job's Coffin looks down To see what you're gonna do To see what you're gonna do *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Maids of Elfen-Mere (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Maids of Elfen-Mere, inspired by Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s illustration. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on May 15, 2018. Lyrics: The Maids of Elfen-Mere Watch over the boy with chestnut hair And as he dreams about his love for them They make a vow to protect him Spinning their song Sung by a happy corpse Foreseeing a pretty girl drawing her arrow But what they want to know Will she bring him True love or sorrow The Maids of Elfen-Mere Don't know that the boy with chestnut hair Winds back the clock at the 11th bell Hoping to follow them through the veil Spinning their song Sung by a happy corpse Foreseeing a pretty girl drawing her arrow But what they want to know Will the Queen of Eastland or the Wastelands be waking The Maids of Elfen-mere *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Invisible Boy (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Invisible Boy. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 24, 2017. Lyrics: You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to be one An invisible boy You could go undercover Make your great escape Go where only eagles dare go Without needing wings Jump on a Triumph like Steve McQueen It's time you lived your dream "But how can this be?" you say, "Won't it all fade away if I'm only made out of clay?" Only made out of clay You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to reach her As an invisible boy You could sit down beside her Hold her as she cries Call upon your friends the Cloud Riders To unlock the sky Then wave to the snowdrops skating by Catch the laughter from her eyes "But how can this be?" you say, "Won't it all fade away if I'm only made out of clay?" Only made out of clay You are Are not just an invisible boy If you want to be one An invisible boy You could cross over to the Great Pub in the Sky There you'll find him listening to a lost soul Pouring them a pint Then you'll know you have missed his advice And he'll look you in the eye "If you want to be" he'll say, "To be only partially a boy that's made out of clay" We're all made out of clay But not you You are my best invisible boy If you want to be this An invisible boy Then only those who can see you Will be better off because they can See and believe in My best invisible boy My best invisible boy *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Darkest Hour (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Darkest Hour, from The Light Princess musical. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 14, 2017. Lyrics: I feel light even in my darkest hour The weight of this truth it calms me To be light, grounded by a heavy heart And by the deeds they have done Then let the night show me the way Will darkness complete me? Even invite shadow to stay As I gift the lake each silent ache That burns endlessly Lovely lake, wellspring of all living things This paradise on earth, she calms me Water of life, give me my eternal sleep Oasis of blue, my grave So let the night show me the way Let darkness complete me I now invite shadow to stay As I gift the stars my silent scars That burn endlessly I feel light even in my darkest hour I feel light *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Russia (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' song, Russia. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on October 3, 2017. Lyrics: For those on the Right You need to build a bridge For those on the Left You must build a bridge For those in Washington There is only one question Is Stalin on your shoulder? Stalin on your shoulder As he was with his composers Time to wake Activate our Native Invader Warriors of the Earth It’s getting late now Time to face Those who take more and more From our Great Mother The Mother we call home Is Stalin on your shoulder? *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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Houdini (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Kate Bush's song, Houdini. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on June 13, 2017. Lyrics: I wait at the table And hold hands with weeping strangers Wait for you to join the group The tambourine jingle-jangles The medium roams and rambles Not taken in, I break the circle I want this man to go away now With a kiss, I'd pass the key And feel your tongue Teasing and receiving With your spit Still on my lip You hit the water Him and I in the room To prove you are with us too He's using code that only you and I know This is no trick of his This is your magic I'd catch the cues, watching you Hoping you'd do something wrong Everybody thinks you'll never make it But every time you escape Rosabel believe Not even eternity can hold Houdini "Rosabel, believe!" Through the glass I'd watch you breathe (Not even eternity) Bound and drowned And paler than you've ever been (will hold Houdini) With your life The only thing in my mind We pull you from the water (Houdini) You And I And Rosabel believe *Based on sheet music transcription and arrangement by YANTA

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Thank You (piano cover)
James Hartig

My piano cover of Tori Amos' version of Led Zeppelin's song, Thank You. Recorded live on my Nord Piano 3 on April 7, 2017. Lyrics: If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you Mountains crumble to the sea There would still be you and me Kind woman, I give you my all Kind woman, nothing more Little drops of rain whisper on the plains Tears have run, thrust in the days gone by If our love is strong Here there is no wrong Together we shall go until we die Oh, my My inspiration is what you are to me Inspiration, love to see Here… If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you Mountains crumble to the sea There would still be you You, babe And me *Based on sheet music transcription by YANTA

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