Sit down on the corner just a little crime When I make my money got to get my dime Sit down with her baby wind is full of trash She bold as the street light dark and sweet as hash Way down in the hollow leavin' so soon Oh St. Teresa higher than the moon Reach down for the sweet stuff when she looks at me I know any man sees you like I see Follow down the side street movin' single file She say
That's where I'll hold you, sleeping like a child Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon Just what I've been needin', feel it rise in me She say
Every stone a story, like a rosary Corner St. Teresa, just a little crime When I make my money, got to get my dime Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon You called up in the sky You called up in the clouds Is there something you forgot to tell me
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Show me my Teresa, feel it rise in me Every stone a story, like a rosary
Writer/s: ERIC M BAZILIAN, ROB HYMAN, JOAN OSBORNE, RICK CHERTOFF
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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Mindy from Eugene, OrYeah, it's totally about a drug addicted prostitute. "When I make my money, got to get my dime." and "higher than the moon" and "...every stone a story like a rosary." It's definitely about drugs. Interesting that there's no mention of the controversy that surrounded the song in 1996. If I remember correctly, the Catholic church was up in arms over the religious imagery and the name St. Teresa being used. Also, I did a little reading up on St. Teresa and she was known for her writings on the mystical experiences she had during prayer which actually sound a lot like someone high on drugs.
Tracy from Boston, MaBlackmore's Night does A fabulous rockin' rendition of this. I Love it. WAY awesome! I think they really do justice to the song.
Amadna from Richmond, VaI've always thought this song was also about drug addiction. You know, stone, rocks, crack. A drug-addicted prostitute makes just as much sense to me.
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