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    Did anyone know about this song, 'Choirgirl' by Cold Chisel? It's about pregnancy termination, I wonder if it was this to inspire Tori the album title. It's probably famous elsewhere, but I had never heard of it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choirgirl_(song)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloody Grace View Post
    Did anyone know about this song, 'Choirgirl' by Cold Chisel? It's about pregnancy termination, I wonder if it was this to inspire Tori the album title. It's probably famous elsewhere, but I had never heard of it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choirgirl_(song)
    Cold Chisel is an Australian band and Choirgirl is a well-known song here. I never knew what it was about though. I don't know if this song would have been known outside of Australia though.

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    I was just reading a Rolling Stone Q&A from 1998 and found Tori's thought on "ballerinas that have fins that they'll never find" really interesting. I guess coming to terms that she may not ever conceive a child of her own / from her body after a number of miscarriages (never be a mermaid / one of her dreams) - but trying to accept that and find that longing in some other way - eventually would have been adoption I guess.

    Tori:
    I think that this record, as far as lyrics go, is not as abstract.Even though there's a lot of symbolism in it, there are moments when I turnaround and I say something like, "she's convinced she could hold back aglacier/but she couldn't keep baby alive." Really clear. There are moments when it gets really clear and it goes back into symbolism again - "ballerinas that have fins that they'll never find." Which makes a lot of sense to me, because it's obviously a mermaid reference, but it's more than that. Maybe you'll be a mother and you'll never have that physical experience - like you'll never have the experience of being a mermaid. But even though you might not be a physical mother, it doesn't mean you can't have that kind of maternal love.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/n...choir-19980812
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