Crucify

Album: Little Earthquakes (1992)
Charted: 15
  • 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
    I got a desert in my mouth
    Figures that my courage would choose to sell out now

    I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
    Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
    I've been raising up my hands
    Drive another nail in
    Just what God needs
    One more victim

    Why do we
    Crucify ourselves
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    Nothing I do is good enough for you
    Crucify myself
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    And my heart is sick of being
    I said my heart is sick of being in
    Chains, oh oh oh
    Chains, oh oh oh

    Got a kick for a dog
    Begging for love
    I gotta have my suffering
    So that I can have my cross
    I know a cat named Easter
    He says, "Will you ever learn?
    You're just an empty cage girl if you kill the bird"

    I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
    Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
    I've been raising up my hands
    Drive another nail in
    Got enough guilt to start
    My own religion

    Why do we
    Crucify ourselves
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    Nothing I do is good enough for you
    I crucify myself
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    And my heart is sick of being
    I said my heart is sick of being in
    Chains, oh oh oh
    Chains, oh oh oh

    Please be
    Save me
    I cry

    Looking for a savior in these dirty streets
    Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
    I've been raising up my hands
    Drive another nail in
    Where are those angels
    When you need them

    Why do we
    Crucify ourselves
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    And nothing I do is good enough for you
    I crucify myself
    Every day
    I crucify myself
    And my heart is sick of being
    I said my heart is sick of being in
    Chains, oh oh oh
    Chains

    Why do we, in chains (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    Crucify ourselves, everyday (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    Oh, chains, oh yeah (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    Yeah, chains (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    Never going back again, no (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    To crucify myself again, you know (why do we crucify ourselves?)
    Never going back again
    To crucify myself, everyday Writer/s: Tori Amos
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jules from OregonThis song is so true to life, woman or man, young or old. We all have moments of self-crucifying. Some of us have made it a lifetime event. If we treated others as we did ourselves, we would be imprisoned.
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