Talk:Abnormally Attracted to Sin

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Please remember that Wikipedia is an on-line encyclopedia, therefore all material contained in this article, and all articles, should be encyclopedic in nature. "Song leaks", tour rumors, and Amos passing out promo copies of the album is not encyclopedic material.

If you information to contribute that is encyclopedic, please provide a source for it. --Pisceandreams (talk) 17:06, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Speculative material, and personal opinions, such as those included below, are not encyclopedic. If you wish to include this in the article, please consider rewriting to align with Wikipedia's guidelines. --Pisceandreams (talk) 03:51, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
There also seems to be an exerted emphasis on the various roles Amos inhabits in her personal life and what they mean and have meant to her. Songs such as Welcome To England - a contemplation of her feelings behind leaving her homeland (America) for the sake of her husband and his desire for their family to reside in his own, Curtain Call - a straight-forward rumination on her music career, Maybe California - a confessional about a wife and mother coping with unhappiness and thoughts of suicide, Ophelia - an imaginative dialogue between the artist and Shakespere's infamous character, who Amos has symbolized both to her fans and herself, figuratively speaking, at various points in her career, 500 Miles - an ode to her husband, Starling - a confessional seemingly dedicated, once again, to her husband and Lady In Blue - a fable symbolizing her own relationship with music, her bandmates and depression in general - these are all songs that seem to speak of a woman evaluating and piecing together her own myriad facets. Along with the above, Amos also hones in on her own ideas, feelings and beliefs regarding religion, spirituality, faith and God. Songs such as Strong Black Vine - about a woman fighting against spiritual oppression, Flavor - her own questions regarding faith and God, Fast Horse - the tale of a woman embracing "gratitude" while participating in a Native American ritual (the Prayer of The Four Directions) to rid herself of bad energy and "spirits", Give - her thoughts on "giving" rather than "taking", and Abnormally Attracted to Sin - a conclusive album-closer about the artist finally embracing her own "natural kind of faith" and, in turn, herself - all point to a woman exploring her faith, spirituality and personal relationships with religion, as an institution, and God, as she sees him/her, in a straight-forward, non-conceptualized fashion. Rounding out "the personal" side of the record, Amos can also be found tackling both the publicly and personally political and taboo, fleshing out the rest of the piece with songs such as Police Me - a rumination on "the surveillance and scrutiny" we impose on one another via government, as an institution, and within our own personal relationships, Fire To Your Plain - the tale of a love-triangle, and That Guy - an ambiguous piece centered around a woman lamenting the insecurity/infidelity of her lover. Not Dying Today seems to be the most improvisational piece - a silly bit of nonsense, yet the only truly straight-forward "up-lifter" of the album.

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