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Wings

Lyrics by Tori Amos

you’ve been suffering
hiding your pain
unshed tears on the edge
"just water under the bridge" you say

is it too late
to make myself
a safe place
I could not see
the dangers
the sacrifices
you were making

hurt you
hurt me
hurt you

never meant to hurt you
hurt me
I need
to make myself
a safe place
for you
to cry baby
cause sometimes
big boys they need to cry

so we built you some wings
to help you to flee
from your demanding
Dark Angel
and me

is it too late
to make myself
a safe place
I pushed too far
when we flew too
close
to our star

it hurt you
hurt me
hurt you
never meant to hurt you
hurt me
I need
to make myself
a safe place
for you
to cry baby
cause sometimes
big boys they need to cry


Tori Quotes

What inspired the song Wings?

I had been listening to Midge Ure because he was on tv at the gym, and I was trying to make it look like I was really working out, but all I was doing was listening to the song, listening to the structure. But what I was doing was crawling inside the structure of "Vienna," which put me in an '80s frame of mind. And I thought about being a safe place for the men in my life, letting them cry if they need to cry. A writer I know said to me, that she was sad to say she wasn't always a safe place when men she looked up to would cry because she was taught it was a sign of weakness. Especially today, we certainly need to think of a safe place for men to be able to cry when they need to cry. [Reddit - October 18, 2017]


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