Excuse me, but can I be you for a while? My dog won't 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
But what if I'm a mermaid In these jeans of his with her name still on it Hey, but I don't care 'Cause sometimes, I said sometimes I hear my voice And it's been here silent all these years
So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts What's so amazing about really deep thoughts? Boy you best pray that I bleed real soon How's that thought for you My scream got lost in a paper cup You think there's a heaven where some screams have gone I got twenty-five bucks an' a cracker Do you think it's enough to get us there
'Cause what if I'm a mermaid, In these jeans of his with her name still on it Hey, but I don't care 'Cause sometimes, I said sometimes I hear my voice And it's been here silent all these
Years go by, will I still be waiting For somebody else to understand Years go by, if I'm stripped of my beauty And the orange clouds raining in my head Years go by, will I choke on my tears 'Til, finally there is nothing left One more casualty, you know we're too easy, easy, easy
Well, I love the way we communicate Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape Let's hear what you think of me now But, baby, don't look up, the sky is falling Your mother shows up in a nasty dress Hmm, it's your turn now to stand where I stand Everybody lookin' at you, here taken hold of my hand Yeah, I can hear them
But what if I'm a mermaid In these jeans of yours with her name still on it Hey, but I don't care 'Cause sometimes, I said sometimes I hear my voice I hear my voice, I hear my voice, and it's been here Silent all these years I've been here Silent all these years Silent all these Silent all these years
Writer/s: Tori Amos
Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
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Bb from Us Of A Tori’s song “Silent All These Years” is a heartbreakingly beautiful song. She is a few years older than I am & we grew up in the same area, same type of upbringing. Her visions of dealing with adolescent issues, rape, abuse, sexual violence, & even some denial are thrown into this song. Masterfully written lyrics, which hold such power & mystery, embolden the song’s meaning, making it relevant even almost 20 years later.
Erik from Bloomfield Hills, MiTori, your lyrics have provided a loner like myself hope. Somehow, these lyrics are immortal to me. You have touched me in ways you may have dared thought were impossible. I can't say exactly how this happened, but somehow, these lyrics have told me that it is never too late to reclaim anyone you think you may have lost in your life. Thank you, Tori.
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