Little Earthquakes



Crucify 

     Every finger in the room is pointing at me 
     I wanna spit in their faces 
     Then I get affraid 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 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 brid 

     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 
     Crucify myself 
     Every day I crucify myself 
     And my HEART is sick of being in chains 

     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 
     Nothing I do is good enough for you 
     Crucify myself 
     Every day I crucify myself 
     And my HEART is sick of being in chains 

     Why do we change (chains?) 
     Crucify ourselves 
     Everyday 

     Never going back again 
     Crucify myself again 
     You know 
     Never going back again to 
     Crucify myself 
     Everyday 

 

     GIRL 

     From in the shadow she calls 
     And in the shadow she finds a way finds a way 
     And in the shadow she CRAWLS 
     Clutching her faded photograph my image UNDER her thumb 
     Yes with a message for my heart 
     Yes with a message for my heart 

     She's been everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 

     And in the doorway they stay 
     And laugh as violins fill with water 
     Screams from the BLUEBELLS can't make them go away 
     We'll I'm not seventeen but I've cuts on my knees 
     Falling down as the winter takes one more CHERRY TREE 

     She's been everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 

     Everyone else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     rushin' rivers thread so thin limitation 
     Everyone else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     dreams with the flying pigs turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in their 
     coats anda in their do's yeah 
     Everyone else's girl maybe one day maybe one day one day one day she'll be 
     her own 
     smother in our hearts a pillow to my dots 

     And in the mist there she rides 
     And castles are burning in my heart 
     And as I twist I hold tight 
     And I ride to work every morning wondering why 
     "Sit in the chair and be good now" 
     and become all that they told you 
     the white coats enter her room 
     and I'm callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' 
     Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 
     Everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own 

 


     SILENT ALL THESE YEARS 

     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 25 bucks and a cracker do you think it's enough 
     To get us there 

     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 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 
     Till finally there is nothing left 
     One more casualty 
     You know we're to 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 
     It's your turn now to stand where I stand 
     Everybody lookin' at you here take hold of my hand 
     Yeah I can hear them 

     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 
     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 


     PRECIOUS THINGS 

     So I ran faster 
     But it caught me here 
     Yes my loyalties turned 
     Like my ankle 
     In the seventh grade 
     Running after BILLY 
     Running after the rain 

     These precious things 
     Let them bleed 
     Let them wash away 
     These precious things 
     Let them break their hold over me 

     He said you're really an ugly girl 
     But I like the way you play 
     And I died 
     But I thanked him 
     Can you believe that sick sick 
     holding on to his picture 
     Dressing up every day 
     I wanna smash the faces 
     Of those beautiful BOYS 
     Those christian boys 
     So you can make me cum that doesn't make you JESUS 

     These precious things 
     Let them bleed 
     Let them wash away 
     These precious things 
     Let them break their hold over me 

     I remember 
     Yes in my peach party dress 
     No one dared 
     No one cared 
     To tell me where the pretty girls are 
     Those demigods 
     With their NINE-INCH nails and little fascist panties tucked inside the heart 
     of every nice girl 

     These precious things 
     Let them bleed 
     Let them wash away 
     These precious things 
     Let them break 
     Let them wash away 
     These these precious things 
     Let them bleed now 
     Let them wash away 
     These these precious things 
     Let them break their hold over me 

     Precious 
     Precious 



     WINTER 

     Snow can wait 
     I forgot my mittens 
     Wipe my nose 
     Get my new boots on 
     I get a little warm in my heart 
     When I think of winter 
     I put my hand in my father's glove 

     I run off where the DRIFTS GET DEEPER 
     Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown 
     I hear a voice 
     "You must learn to stand up for yourself 
     Cause I can't alyways be around" 

     He says when you gonna make up your mind 
     When you gonna love you as much as I do 
     When you gonna make up your mind 
     Cause things are gonna CHANGE so fast 
     All the white horses are still in bed 
     I tell you that I'll always want you near 
     You say that things change my dear 

     Boys get discovered as winter MELTS 
     Flowers competing for the sun 
     Years go by and I'm here still waiting 
     Withering where some snowman was 
     Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace 
     But I only can see myself 
     SKATING around the truth who I am 
     But I know dad the ice is getting thin 

     When you gonna make up your mind 
     When you gonna love you as much as I do 
     When you gonna make up your mind 
     Cause things are gonna CHANGE so fast 
     All the white horses are still in bed 
     I tell you that I'll always want you near 
     You say that things change my dear 

     Hair is grey and the fires are burning 
     So many dreams on the shelf 
     You say I wanted you to be PROUD of me 
     I always wanted that myself 

     When you gonna make up your mind 
     When you gonna love you as much as I do 
     When you gonna make up your mind 
     Cause things are gonna change so fast 
     All the WHITE HORSES have gone ahead 
     I tell you that I'll always want you near 
     You say that things change my dear 
     Never change 
     All the white horses 

 HAPPY PHANTOM 

     And if I die today I'll be the HAPPY Phantom 
     And I'll go chasin' the nuns out in the yard 
     And I'll run naked through the streets without my mask on 
     And I will never need umbrellas in the rain 
     I'll wake up in strawberry fields every day 
     And the atrocities of school I can forgive 
     The HAPPY phantom has no right to bitch 

     Oo who the time is getting close 
     Oo who time to be a ghost 
     Oo who every day we're getting closer 
     The sun is getting dim 
     Will we pay for who we been 

     So if I die today I'll be the HAPPY phantom 
     And I'll go wearin' my NAUGHTIES like a jewel 
     They'll be my ticket to the universal opera 
     There's Judy Garland taking Buddha by the hand 
     And then these seven little men get up to dance 
     they say Confucius does his crossword with a pen 
     I'm still the angel to a girl who hates to SIN 

     Oo who the time is getting close 
     Oo who time to be a ghost 
     Oo who every day we're getting closer 
     The sun is getting dim 
     Will I pay for who I been 

     Or will I see you dear and wish I could come back 
     You found a girl that you could TRULY love again 
     Will you still call for me when she falls asleep 
     Or do we soon forget the things we cannot see 

     Oo who the time is getting close 
     Oo who time to be a ghost 
     Oo who every day we're getting closer 
     The sun is getting dim 
     Will I pay for who I been 

     And if I die today 
     And if I die today 
     And if I die today 
     Chasin' the nuns out in the yard 

     BACK TO TOP 

     CHINA 

     China all the way to New York 
     I can feel the distance getting close 
     You're right next to me 
     But I need an airplane 
     I can feel the DISTANCE as you breathe 

     Sometimes I think you want me to touch you 
     How can I when you build a great WALL around you 
     In your eyes I saw a future together 
     You just look away in the distance 

     China decorates our table 
     Funny how the CRACKS don't seem to show 
     Pour the wine dear 
     You say we'll take a holiday 
     But we never can agree on where to go 

     Sometimes I think you want me to touch you 
     How can I when you build a great WALL around you 
     In your eyes I saw a future together 
     You just look away in the distance 

     China all the way to New York 
     Maybe you got lost in MEXICO 
     You're right next to me 
     I think that you can hear me 
     Funny how the distance learns to grow 

     Sometimes I think you want me to touch you 
     How can I when you build a great WALL around you 

     I can feel the distance 
     I can feel the distance 
     I can feel the distance getting close 

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     LEATHER 

     Look I'm standing naked before you 
     Don't you want more than my sex 
     I can scream as loud as your last one 
     But I can't claim innocence 

     Oh god could it be the weather 
     Oh god why am I here 
     If love isn't forever 
     And its NOT THE WEATHER 
     Hand me my leather 

     I could just pretend that you love me 
     The night would lose all sense of fear 
     But why do I need you to love me 
     When you can't hold what I hold dear 

     Oh god could it be the weather 
     Oh god why am I here 
     If love isn't forever 
     And its NOT THE WEATHER 
     Hand me my leather 

     I almost ran over an angel 
     He had a nice big fat cigar 
     "IN A SENSE" he said "you're alone here 
     So if you jump you best jump far" 

     Oh god could it be the weather 
     Oh god why am I here 
     If love isn't forever 
     And its NOT THE WEATHER 
     Oh god could it be the weather 
     Oh god its all very clear 
     If love isn't forever 
     And its NOT THE WEATHER 
     Hand me my leather 

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     MOTHER 

     Go go go go now 
     Out of the nest it's time 
     Go go go now 
     Circus girl without a safety net 
     Here here here now don't cry 
     You raised your hand for the assignment 
     Tuck those ribbons under your helmet 
     Be a good soldier 
     First my left foot then my right behind the OTHER 
     Pantyhose running in the cold 

     Mother the car is here 
     Somebody leave the light on 
     Green limosine for the redhead DANCING dancing girl 
     And when I dance for him 
     Somebody leave the light on 
     Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from 

     I walked into your dream 
     And now I've forgotten how to dream my own dream 
     You are the CLEVER one aren't you 
     Brides in veils for you 
     We told you all of our secrets 
     All but one 
     And don't you even try 
     The phone has been disconnected 
     Dripping with blood and with time and with your advice 
     Poison me against the MOON 

     Mother the car is here 
     Somebody leave the light on 
     Black chariot for the redhead DANCING dancing girl 
     He's gonna change my name 
     Maybe you'll leave the light on 
     Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from 

     I escape into your escape into our very favorite fearscape 
     It's across the sky and across my heart and I cross my legs oh my god 
     First my left foot then my right behind the other 
     Breadcrumbs lost under the snow 

     Oo who mother 
     Oo mother the car is here 
     Maybe maybe you'll leave the light on for the for the for the dancing girl 
     He's gonna change my name 
     Maybe you'll leave the light 
     Just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come come from 

     Mother mother mother 

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     TEAR IN YOUR HAND 

     All the world just stopped now 
     So you say you don't wanna stay together anymore 
     Let me take a deep breath babe 
     If you need me, me and neil'll be hangin' out with the DREAM KING 

     Neil says hi by the way 
     I don't believe you're leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice 
     cream 
     I think it's that girl and I think there're pieces of me you've never seen 
     Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well 

     All the world is 
     All I am 
     The black of the blackest ocean 
     And that tear in your hand 
     All the world is DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN' 
     You don't know the power that you have 
     With that tear in your hand 
     That tear in your hand 

     Maybe I ain't used to maybes smashing in a cold room cutting my hands up every time I 
     touch you 
     Maybe maybe it's time to wave goodbye now 
     Time to wave goodbye now 

     Caught a ride with the moon 
     I know I know you well well better than I used to 
     HAZE all clouded up my mind 
     In the DAZE of the why it could've never been 
     So you say and I say you know you're full of wish 
     And your "baby baby baby babies" 
     I tell you there're pieces of me you've never seen 
     Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well 

     All the world is 
     All I am 
     The black of the blackest ocean 
     And that tear in your hand 
     All the world is DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN' 
     You don't know the power that you have 
     With that tear in your hand 
     That tear in your hand 

     With that tear in your hand 
     Tear in 

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     ME AND A GUN 

     5am friday morning thursday night far from sleep 
     I'm still up and driving can't go home obviously 
     So I'll just change direction cause they'll soon know where I live 
     And I wanna live 
     Got a full tank and some chips 

     It was me and a gun and a man on my back 
     And I sang "holy holy" as he buttoned down his pants 

     You can laugh 
     Its kind of funny 
     Things you think 
     Times like these 
     Like I haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this 

     Yes I wore a slinky red thing 
     Does that mean I should spread for you, your friends 
     Your father, Mr Ed 

     It was me and a gun and a man on my back 
     But I haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this 

     And I know what this means 
     Me and Jesus a few years back used to hang 
     And he said "it's your choice babe just remember 
     I don't hink you'll be back in 3 days time so you choose well" 
     Tell me whats right 
     Is it my right to be on my stomach of Fred's Seville 

     It was me and a gun and a man on my back 
     But I haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this 

     and do you know CAROLINA 
     Where the biscuits are soft and sweet 
     These things go through your head when there's a man on your back 
     And you're pushed flat on your stomach it's not a classic caddilac 

     It was me and a gun and a man on my back 
     But I haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this 
     I haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this 

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     LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 

     Yellow bird flying gets shot in the wing 
     Good year for hunters and Christmas parties 
     and I hate 
     and I hate 
     and I hate 
     and I hate elevator music 
     The way we fight 
     The way I'm left here silent 

     Oh these little earthquakes 
     Here we go again 
     These little earthquakes 
     Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces 

     We danced in graveyards with vampires till dawn 
     We laughed in the faces of king never afraid to burn 
     and I hate 
     and I hate 
     and I hate 
     and I hate disintegration 
     Watching us wither 
     Black winged roses that safely changed their COLOR 

     Oh these little earthquakes 
     Here we go again 
     These little earthquakes 
     Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces 

     I can't reach you 
     I can't reach you 
     can't reach you 
     Give me life 
     Give me pain 
     Give me myself again 
     Give me life 
     Give me pain 
     Give me myself again 
     Give me life 
     Give me pain 
     Give me myself again 
     
     Oh these little earthquakes 
     Here we go again 
     These little earthquakes 
     Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces 
     Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces 
   

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