St. Teresa

Album: Relish (1996)
Charted: 33
  • 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
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • 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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