Music Monday # 40: Crucify by Tori Amos

8. July 2013 | By vannade | Filed in: English, Music, Music Monday.

Tori Amos turns 50 this year, if I’m not mistaken, and although her birthday is only at the end of August, I still think today is a good day to spread the word about her music to all those who are unaware. We were listening to her on a recent road trip, and my co-pilot kept wondering why she’s singing about cheese. My heart is sick of being in cheeeeeeese. Let me assure you that she is NOT singing about cheese. She’s singing about chains. So here’s the video:

Tori Amos in her Crucify video.

Tori Amos in her Crucify video.

If the video’s not working (note: the sound doesn’t start immediately), you might want to go to this alternative link.

And here are the lyrics, for your reference, directly from azlyrics.com:

Crucify 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

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus:]
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

See also: Crucify at SongMeanings.com


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One comment on “Music Monday # 40: Crucify by Tori Amos

  1. Mlle de Buzz says:

    Chayee-ayee-ayee-ayee-ayeese, cheddar cheese…

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