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|Single by Tori Amos|
|from the album Gold Dust|
|Released||September 6, 2012|
|Genre|| Classical (2012 version)|
Trip hop, downtempo (2009 version)
|Length||4:08 (2012 version)|
4:05 (2009 version)
|Label||Deutsche Grammophon, Mercury Classics|
|Tori Amos singles chronology|
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