Cuts You Up

Album: Deep (1989)
Charted: 55
  • I find you in the morning
    After dreams of distant signs
    You pour yourself over me
    Like the sun through the blinds

    You lift me up
    And get me out
    Keep me walking
    But never shout

    Hold the secret close
    I hear you say

    You know the way
    It throws about
    It takes you in
    And spits you out

    It spits you out
    When you desire
    To conquer it
    To feel you're higher

    To follow it
    You must be clean
    With mistakes
    That you do mean

    Move the heart
    Switch the pace
    Look for what seems out of place

    On and on it goes
    Calling like a distant wind
    Through the zero hour we'll walk
    We'll cut the thick and break the thin
    No sound to break no moment clear
    When all the doubts are crystal clear
    Crashing hard into the secret wind

    You know the way
    It twists and turns
    Changing color
    Spinning yarns

    You know the way
    It leaves you dry
    It cuts you up
    And takes you high

    You know the way
    It's painted gold
    Is it honey
    Is it gold

    You know the way
    It throws about
    It takes you in
    And spits you out

    Oh, cuts you up
    Oh, cuts you up
    Oh, cuts you up
    Oh, la la la la la la la la

    You know the way
    It throws about
    It takes you in
    And spits you out

    It spits you out
    When you desire
    To conquer it
    To feel you're higher

    To follow it
    You must be clean
    With mistakes
    That you do mean

    Move the heart
    Switch the pace
    Look for what
    Seems out of place

    Oh, cuts you up
    Oh, cuts you up

    It's o.k.
    It goes this way
    The line is thin
    It twists away

    Cuts you up
    And spits you out
    Keeps you walking
    But never shout

    Oh
    Oh Writer/s: PETER JOHN MURPHY, PAUL STATHAM
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Jonny O from Denver I love the song. Though a bit sad, it brings contentment and peace.Bless you,Peter Murphy
  • Chris from Germany Interesting fact:
    In the early 90s NINE INCH NAILS played for him as a supporting act... and years later TRENT RAZNOR was able to recruit peter murphy as a special act for their NIN Arena tour.
  • Chris from Germany Great song and a milestone of alternative rock. A blend of SISTERS OF MERCY and BOWIE. Great !
  • Tim from ClarkdaleSuch a great song - smooth, deep, unique, haunting. And the video - wow - it still holds up even though a few of the images looks a little dated. Pure 90s and a huge hit back then. As for what it means... these lyrics are pure rorschach. Seems to have a special meaning to everyone. What's this guy up to lately? Heard he moved to Turkey and adopted a certain branch of Islam. Is he still composing?
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