Bouncing Off Clouds

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"Bouncing Off Clouds"
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Single by Tori Amos
from the album American Doll Posse
Released 2007
Genre Piano
Length 4:06
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Tori Amos
Producer(s) Tori Amos
Tori Amos singles chronology
"Big Wheel"

(2007)

"Bouncing Off Clouds"

(2007)

"Almost Rosey"

(2007)

Bouncing Off Clouds (US)
April 10, 2007
April 10, 2007

"Bouncing Off Clouds" is a song by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It serves as the third track on her ninth studio album American Doll Posse, released on May 1, 2007, by Epic Records.

Background[edit | edit source]

The song was inspired by Tori reading lots of art books and the experiences she was having around the time the song came to her.[1]

You can find additional song meanings here.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Clyde

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Bouncing off of Clouds we were
Is there a love Lost and Found

Make it easy
Make this easy
it's not as heavy as it seems
Wrapped in metal
wrapped in ivy
paint it in mint ice cream

We could be Bouncing off the top of this Cloud
I'll put on my silver
We could be Bouncing off the top of this Cloud

Failure to respond but
I did. but did you listen

Bouncing off the top of this Cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this?
I'll put on my silver
Bouncing off the top of this Cloud

Well you can stare all day at the sky
But that won't bring her back
that won't bring her back
You say you're waiting on fate
But I think fate is now
I think fate is now
Waiting on us

Make it easy
easy easy
we could make this easy
easy love easy
we could make this easy
make this easy
it's not as heavy as it seems
wrapped in metal
wrapped in ivy
blue umbrellas now smiling

We could be Bouncing off the top of this Cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this?
I'll put on my silver

Bouncing off the top of this Cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this?
I'll put on my silver
Bouncing off the top of this Cloud

Bouncing off of Clouds we were

Music Video[edit | edit source]

The music video for "Bouncing off Clouds" is a variation of the music video for "Big Wheel", a slide show of photographs taken by Blaise Reutersward for Amos' album, American Doll Posse. This music video uses slightly different images of Amos, interspersed with images of clouds. The music video was released to Yahoo! music on October 3, 2007. As with "Big Wheel", a contest was held for a fan-made video of "Bouncing Off Clouds" with Epic/Sony providing green screen footage of Amos playing on a Rhodes piano and a Wurlitzer.

Text Interviews[edit | edit source]

"Sometimes the songs just come. I don't know where they come from... I really don't. I think maybe when you're reading lots of art books and you're living your life and you're having experiences, they collect. You become sort of a walking encyclopedia as a creator, whether you're a novelist or a poet or a painter or a filmmaker or a musician. You collect these experiences and you must, if you're present, then you just file them away and you're not even aware of it. And then they come, sometimes when you're not even thinking about them literally. I do set aside time every day to compose. Even if I'm just walking down a street I don't have to be by an instrument to do that. I can be walking -- I'm here in California -- I can be walking down the Strand or by the water or just alone to my hotel room and I put aside time to be creative. You know you have to put aside time to be creative; if you just wait for the muse to come, well maybe she just isn't [snaps] gonna do all the work for you. I think we have to do some of the work and then maybe the magic just comes out of hours and hours and hours of discipline. So 'Bouncing off Clouds' was probably a mixture of the last couple of years before it was written and it hit me on that day. It was a very blustery day and it had been tumultuous, it had been a tumultuous time for a couple weeks and I just think all those images came together." [Meebo - July 23, 2008][1]

Promotional Performances[edit | edit source]

You can watch all the promotional performances here.

Live Performances[edit | edit source]

This song has been played 138 times live to date.[2] You can find more performances here.

Sheet Music[edit | edit source]

Released 2007.

You can find sheet music at the following links.

Piano[edit | edit source]

YANTA[edit | edit source]

Bouncing Off Clouds

Music Notes[edit | edit source]

These transcriptions come from official releases.

Bouncing Off Clouds (P/V/G)

Guitar[edit | edit source]

Music Notes[edit | edit source]

These transcriptions come from official releases.

Bouncing Off Clouds (P/V/G)

Covers[edit | edit source]

You can find more covers here.

Charts[edit | edit source]

The sole ranking for "Bouncing off Clouds" was placing at #50 on the Italian Top 50 Downloads chart.[3] The single failed to chart on either the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. nor the UK Singles Chart. It had no physical release.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Bouncing Off Clouds has been released both studio and live on different formats. These include the following:

Released 2007.

Official[edit | edit source]

Unofficial[edit | edit source]

To date, there have been no bootleg releases for this song.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tori Amos - Bouncing off Clouds (yessaid.com). yessaid. [1]
  2. Tour - All Tours. Tori Amos Setlist Database (toriset.org). [2]
  3. "Official top-50 Italian downloads". Archived from the original on 2007-10-08.
American Doll Posse
Songs "Yo George" • "Big Wheel" • "Bouncing Off Clouds" • "Teenage Hustling" • "Digital Ghost" • "You Can Bring Your Dog" • "Mr. Bad Man" • "Fat Slut" • "Girl Disappearing" • "Secret Spell" • "Devils and Gods" • "Body and Soul" • "Father's Son" • "Programmable Soda" • "Code Red" • "Roosterspur Bridge" • "Beauty of Speed" • "Almost Rosey" • "Velvet Revolution" • "Dark Side of the Sun" • "Posse Bonus" • "Smokey Joe" • "Dragon"
B-sides "Drive All Night" • "Miracle" • "My Posse Can Do"
Unreleased "Christmas in July" • "Edge of the Moon" • "Femme Fatale" • "Inhale" • "Hi Ho Silver" • "The Lucy" • "Mermaids" • "Reindeer King" • "Shame About Kate" • "Shoot That Arrow"
Related "American Doll Posse World Tour" • "Legs and Boots"
Tori Amos
Studio Albums "Little Earthquakes" • "Under the Pink" • "Boys for Pele" • "From the Choirgirl Hotel" • "To Venus and Back" • "Strange Little Girls" • "Scarlet's Walk" • "The Beekeeper" • "American Doll Posse" • "Abnormally Attracted to Sin" • "Midwinter Graces" • "Night of Hunters" • "Gold Dust" • "Unrepentant Geraldines" • "Native Invader" • "Ocean to Ocean"
Compilations "Tales of a Librarian" • "A Piano: The Collection"
Live Albums "To Venus and Back" • "The Original Bootlegs" • "Legs and Boots" • "Live at Montreux 1991/1992" • "From Russia with Love"
EPs "Crucify" • "Hey Jupiter" • "Scarlet's Hidden Treasures" • "Exclusive Session" • "Flavor (Peter Rauhofer Remixes)" • "Spotify Sessions" • "Russia" • "Christmastide"
Singles "Me and a Gun" • "Silent All These Years" • "China" • "Winter" • "Crucify" • "Cornflake Girl" • "God" • "Pretty Good Year" • "Past the Mission" • "Caught a Lite Sneeze" • "Talula" • "Professional Widow" • "Hey Jupiter" • "In the Springtime of His Voodoo" • "Spark" • "Jackie's Strength" • "Cruel" • "Raspberry Swirl" • "Bliss" • "1000 Oceans" • "Glory of the 80s" • "Concertina" • "Strange Little Girl" • "A Sorta Fairytale" • "Taxi Ride" • "Strange" • "Don't Make Me Come to Vegas" • "Mary" • "Angels" • "Sleeps With Butterflies" • "Sweet the Sting" • "Cars and Guitars" • "Take Me With You" • "Big Wheel" • "Bouncing Off Clouds" • "Almost Rosey" • "Welcome to England" • "Maybe California" • "500 Miles" • "A Silent Night With You" • "Carry" • "Nautical Twilight" • "Star Whisperer" • "Flavor" • "Gold Dust" • "Trouble's Lament" • "Promise" • "Flicker" • "Cloud Riders" • "Up the Creek" • "Reindeer King" • "Better Angels" • "Speaking With Trees" • "Spies"
Videos "Little Earthquakes" • "Live from New York" • "Complete Videos: 1991 - 1998" • "A Sorta Fairytale" • "Welcome to Sunny Florida" • "Fade to Red" "Live at Montreux 1991/1992" • "Live from the Artist's Den"
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Songbooks "Little Earthquakes" • "Under the Pink" • "The Bee Sides" • "Boys for Pele" • "MTV Unplugged" • "Great Expectations Songbook" • "From the Choirgirl Hotel" "Tori Amos Anthology" • "1000 Oceans" • "Tori Amos: The Singles" • "To Venus and Back" • "Tori Amos for Fingerstyle Guitar with Tablature" • "Tori Amos for Easy Piano" • "Scarlet's Walk" • "Tori Amos Collection: Tales of a Librarian" • "The Beekeeper" • "American Doll Posse" • "Abnormally Attracted to Sin"
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