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


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  • +9
    General CommentWhen I was thirteen I was put into a mental hospital. I was given this song by a member of the staff there because I said I really like Tori Amos(but I had never heard of this song). When I played it I started crying almost hysterically because I could relate to it in every way, and I was really happy that the staff member had been so considerate to give me the cd. This song gets me through hard times.

    Sorry for the personal story, I felt like I had to share it.
    CrimsonLipson April 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful beautiful song, i think everyone's felt the insecurity expressed in this song at one point or another, but i dont think anyones expressed it as good as this. "i know a cat named easter he says will you ever learn you're just an empty cage girl if you kill the bird"
    silentalltheseyearson September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song, I can't help but latch onto its religious undertones. It's about more than feeling inadequate and suffering from low self-esteem: it is about the inherently oppressive forces of religious doctrine. "Just what God needs, one more victim." Thus, the title itself suggests the Biblical crucifixion. We crucify ourselves daily because we feel as if we have failed not only our own expectations and those of the people we value, but also those imposed upon us by society at large and religious institutions.
    HappyPhantom020on March 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is about her rape and coming to terms with it. i saw her play this on top of the pops just before megadeth on the next stage :-)
    iamthelawon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song <3

    I usually see it from the point of view of someone who is gay or bisexual. "My heart is sick of being in chains" means they can't love freely, they can't love who they want to.

    It's easy to see it from many different points of views though. Like, someone who's being tried as a witch, the first verse describes that quite well "every finger in the room is pointing at me"
    Spinsteron April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, i think its what everyone does sometime in their lifes, judges and totchers themselves...
    Flickon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can completely relate to this song. i beat myself up emotionally all the time. personally, i see myself as a petty, selfish, overall bad human being, and any time others give me the slightest impression that they see me in the same way, my self hatred increases. and i really relate to the line "nothing i do is good enough for you" because i feel like i'm always being put down by my parents and my family and other people, as though no matter what i do it will never be enough for them. i kind of feel better, though, knowing that she felt the same at least at one point in her life.
    mourningthebestofmeon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs by tori amos...it's pretty much about people always hurting themselves everyday and not feeling good enough for anyone no matter what...song gives me a lot of inspiration to not let people hurt me by things they may say or do
    starsprinkles187on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs by tori amos...it's pretty much about people always hurting themselves everyday and not feeling good enough for anyone no matter what...song gives me a lot of inspiration to not let people hurt me by things they may say or do
    starsprinkles187on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with happyphantom, anytime I hear a song with those sort of undertones, I am drawn to that aspect of its meaning. It seems like a reference to condemnations brought on by religious expectations.
    butterflydreamson May 07, 2003   Link

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