Fiona Apple – To Your Love

To Your Love

This song (To Your Love) by Fiona Apple from her music album When The Pawn…, is another one of my favorite songs from that music album, it is also a song that matches the feel of her first music album Tidal, and the live performance below was better than I expected.


Fiona Apple – On The Bound

This song (On The Bound) by Fiona Apple is among my favorite songs on her music album When The Pawn…, it was a good song to start the music album with, and I think that it is one of several songs on this music album that fits well with her first music album Tidal.


Fiona Apple – Paper Bag

What is it?

The song Paper Bag by the American musician Fiona Apple from her 1999 music album When the Pawn.

Music Video

Fiona Apple – Paper Bag (Official Video)

Live Performance

Fiona Apple – “Paper Bag” live @ TheToday Show [with lyrics]


Fiona Apple – Paper Bag (lyrics)

Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

“Paper Bag” is a song by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released as the third single from her second studio albumWhen the Pawn… (1999).[2][3]

The song earned Apple a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the 43rd Grammy Awards (2001).

Background And Composition

Apple wrote “Paper Bag” following an experience in which she mistook a plastic bag for a dove.

The event took place in Los Angeles following recording sessions for her previous studio album, Tidal (1996); Apple, reportedly upset at the time, was a passenger in a car being driven by her father.[4]

Apple’s lyrics are what she calls “extensions of her journal”, many of which draw experiences from a rape and subsequent mental health problems, including disordered eatingobsessive–compulsive disorder, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.[5][6][7]

The lyrics in “Paper Bag” are about minimizing different types of pain, something that is reflective of the feminine experience, and resonated with girls and women in online conversations associated heavily with trauma and eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa, a different disorder than Apple’s own.

“Hunger hurts, but starving works” became a common, relatable moniker in disordered eating communities.[8][9][10]

Allmusic‘s Matthew Greenwald described “Paper Bag” as having a “loose, almost ragtime” melody and rhythm pattern, with an “up and down” chord pattern creating a “funky, looping feel”.[3]

The Record noted the “infectious” song includes “Beatlesesque horns”.[11]

The Boston Globe classified it as a “piano ditty” that “owes equally to Kurt Weill and Paul McCartney,”[12] while The Buffalo News noted that it “provides a more contemporary hip hop sound” than other songs on her album.[13]