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Crucify

Lyrics by Tori Amos

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 and my HEART is sick of being in chains got a kick for a dog beggin' 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 please be save me I CRY...


Tori Quotes

Bells started going off every time I wouldn't stick up for myself. I accepted Quasimodo was a squatter in my cerebral area. A rhythmic pattern kept chasing me around. I dug out the drum machine and put the pattern down. I would leave that pattern on for hours while I just sat and argued with myself about stuff. The first music to get put to the pattern was the "B" section, "I've been looking for a saviour"... a door opened and the demons started to show up. [Little Earthquakes songbook]

"I know a cat named Easter he says: will you ever learn? You're just an empty cage girl, if you kill the birdů " That cat is Jesus. He's my love [smiles]. He gives me wisdom. The rest is up to yourself. [Oor - March 7, 1992]

I've been in the alternative stations because they won't play my lyrics. The whole Bible-belt banned me for "Crucify" because they thought I was being sacrilegous. They felt that it was detrimental material for their children and that it was blasphemous. So "Crucify" was banned and "Silent All These Years" using 4-letter words, I think. [Hollywood Report - September 10, 1992]


"Crucify"
April 23, 1992 - Late Night with David Letterman



"Crucify" and "Winter"
January 12, 1993 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno



"Crucify"
June 27, 1998 - Glastonbury Festival



"Crucify"
September 3, 1999 - New York, New York - Good Morning America



"Crucify"
November 14, 2002 - New York, New York - Scarlet Sessions




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