from LITTLE EARTHQUAKES

Crucify

every finger in the room is pointing at me

I wanna spit in their faces then I get afraid of what that could bring

I got a bowling ball in my stomach

got a dessert in my mouth

figures that my courage would choose to sell out now

Iíve been looking for a savior in these dirty streets

looking for a savior between these dirty sheets

Iíve been raising up my hands

drive another nail in

just what God needs

one more victim

(chorus) Why do we crucify ourselves

every day I crucify myself

nothing I do is good enough for you

crucify myself every day

and my heart is sick of being

I said my heart is sick of being

in chains

got a kick from a dog begginí for love

I got have my suffering so that I can have my cross

I know a cat named Easter he says "will you ever learn

youíre just an empty cage girl if you kill the bird"

Iíve been looking for a savior in these dirty streets

looking for a savior between these dirty sheets

Iíve been raising up my hands

drive another nail in

got enough guilt to start my own religion

(chorus)

please be save me

I cry

Silent All These Years

excuse me but can I be you for a while

my dog wonít bite if you sit real still

I got the anti-Christ in the kitchen yellin at me again

yeah I can hear that

been saved again by the garbage truck

I got something to say you know but nothing comes

yes I know what you think of me you never shut up

yeah I can hear that

(chorus) but what if Iím a mermaid in these jeans of his

with her name still on it

hey but I donít care cause

sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice

and itís been here

silent all these years

so you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts

whatís so amazing about really deep thoughts

boy you best pray that I bleed real soon

howís that thought for you

my scream got lost in a paper cup

you think thereís a heaven where the screams have gone

I got 25 bucks and a cracker

do you think itís enough to get us there

(chorus)

years go by

will I still be waiting for somebody else to understand

years go by

if Iím stripped of my beauty and the orange clouds raining in my head

years go by

will I choke on my tear till finally there is nothing left

one more casualty you know weíre too easy

easy easy easy

well I love the way we communicate

your eyes focus on my funny lip shape

letís hear what you think of me now

but baby donít look up the sky is falling

your mother shows up in a nasty dress

itís your turn now to stand where I stand

everybody lookiní at you

here take hold of my hand

yeah I can hear them

(chorus)

Precious Things

so I ran faster but it caught me here

yes my loyalties turned like my ankle

in seventh grade running after Billy

running in the rain

(chorus) these precious things

let them wash away

these precious things

let them break their hold over me

he said

youíre really an ugly girl but I like the way you play

and I died

but I thanked him

can you believe that

that sick holding on to his picture

dressing up every day

I wanna smash the faces of those beautiful boys

those Christian boys

so you can make me cum that doesnít make you Jesus

(chorus)

I remember yes

in my peach party dress

no one dared

no one cared

to tell me where the pretty girls are

those demi-gods

with their nine inch nails and little fascist panties

tucked inside the heart of every nice girl

(chorus)

Me and a Gun

5 am

Friday morning

Thursday night

not far from sleep

Iím still up and driving

canít go home

obviously

so Iíll just change direction

cause theyíll soon know where I live

and I wanna live

got a full tank of gas and some chips

it was me and a gun

and a man on my back and I sang "holy holy"

as he buttoned down his pants

you can laugh

itís kinda funny

things you think at times like these

like I havenít seen Barbados so I must

get out of this

yes I wore a slinky red thing

does that mean that I should spread

for you, your friends, your father

and Mr.Ed

itís me and a gun

and a man on my back

and I havenít seen Barbados

so I must get out of this

and I know what this means

me and Jesus a few years back

used to hang

and he said

"itís your choice babe just remember

I donít think youíll be back in three days time

so you choose well"

tell me whatís right

is it my right to be on my stomach

of Fredís Seville

itís me and a gun

and a man on my back

and I havenít seen Barbados

and I must get out of this

and do you know Carolina

where the biscuits are soft and sweet

these things go through your head when

thereís a man on your back

and your pushed flat on your stomach

itís not a classic cadillac

me and a gun

and a man on my back

and I havenít seen Barbados

so I must get out of this


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