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This version tears me up inside.

Just a warning before you watch this video if you do. This song is about rape. Tori wrote it after she saw Thelma and Louise. It is about the tie she was raped when she was performing in hotels in California. Sometimes she would get rides from people after the performance was over. And one person who gave her a ride home felt he was entitled to something more than just a thank you. The first time I heard this song on Little Earthquakes it felt like a piece of me died inside. The vulnerability and the emotions of it were just so over whelming. I was looking to see if I could find the video for monster that used this song but found this performance instead. This just took the emotional level of it to a completely different place. The strength it must take to sit there and sing about something so personal and devastating is awe inspiring. I have so much respect for this women for doing this. This song and the RAINN foundation she formed have helped so many people. I am starting to get a little emotional so I think I am going to stop there and leave you with the video.

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jackiesjunkie
Apr. 10th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Wow. I can't put into words how I'm feeling now. The pain, her strength...
scissorknot
Apr. 15th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
The only song that makes me feel as much as this one is Behind the Wall by Tracy Chapman. It is just as powerful just not as long as this one.
trillingstar
Apr. 10th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
I adore her. Her music and her lyrics and such a beautiful voice. The intense subject matter of a lot of her songs and how she somehow makes it into poetry. This is an entirely sad song yet an important topic and she doesn't shy away from it, which makes me like her even more.
scissorknot
Apr. 15th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
That is one of the many reasons why I have so much respect for this women. She is a role model for every person out there.
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