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About Datura

"Dātura" or "Datura" is a song written and recorded by American singer Tori Amos. It is the ninth song of Amos's fifth record To Venus and Back, which was released in September 1999. It is included in the first disc of the double album subtitled "Orbiting" that contains eleven original studio recordings. The song lists the names of the plants found in Amos's garden and was created during the recording sessions of To Venus and Back. The song's title refers to datura, a plant known for its toxic and hallucinogenic properties. Amos has never performed the song live due to its complex structure and time signatures which makes it hard to reproduce with a live band. However, in 2011 Amos incorporated the "room in my heart" bridge when performing "Take to the Sky" during her concert in Brussels on October 29, 2011 Video on YouTube. She also performed the song in a similar fashion throughout the Unrepentant Geraldines Tour and again on the Native Invader Tour. 


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Get out of my garden

Passion vine
Texas sage
Indigo spires salvia
Confederate jasmine
Royal cape plumbago
Arica palm
Pygmy date palm
Pink powderpuff
Crinum lily
St. Christopher's lily
Silver dollar eucalyptus
White african iris
Katie's charm ruellia
Variegated shell ginger
Florida coontie
Ming fern
Sword fern
Walking iris
Chocolate cherries allamanda
Awabuki viburnum

Is there room in my heart
For you to follow your heart
And not need more blood
From the tip of your star

Walking iris
Chocolate cherries allamanda
Awabuki viburnun

Natal plum
Black magic ti
Mexican bush sage
Gumbo limbo
Golden shrimp
Belize shrimp
Weeping sabicu
Golden shower tree
Golden trumpet tree
Bird of paradise
Come in
Vaiegated shell ginger
Red velvet costus
Xanadu philodendron
Snow queen hibiscus
Bleeding heart
Persian shield
Cat's whiskers
Royal palm
Sweet slyssum
Petting bamboo
Orange jasmine
Clitoria blue pea
Downy jasmine

Dividing Canaan
Piece by piece
O let me see
Dividing Canaan

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Tori Amos

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She is a classically trained musician and possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Amos originally served as the lead singer of 1980s synthpop group Y Kant Tori Read, and as a solo artist was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s. She was also noteworthy early in her solo career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date. more »

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