"Crazy" as written by Michael Austin Murphy and Tracey Amos....
not sayin'
Not charmed at all
Not sayin'
That you weren't worth
The fall
And I was alone when
I knew it was real
Down the canyon
When I knew I had come

To the line
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive
All night
Drive all night

So I let crazy
Take a spin
Then I let crazy
Settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
Unzip your religion
Down"

Found that I
I craved at all
Saw me melt
Into your
Native shelter
Where you carved my
Name
Paper tigers scare
And came

Alive
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive all night
All night
Drive all night

So I let crazy
Take a spin
Then I let crazy
Settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
Unzip your religion
Down"
So I let crazy
Pull me in
Then I let crazy
Take his spin
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just unzip
Your religion down"
Heard that you were once
"temptation's girl"

And as soon
As you have
Rearranged the mess
In your head
He will show up looking
Sane
Perfectly sane
If I know crazy


Lyrics submitted by Concertina, edited by Iago1604

"Crazy" as written by Christopher O'brien Graham Murphy

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentlistening to this song just kills me.it reminds me of the horrible toxic relationship i was in for many years. this song is just that. its a roller coaster of emotions and its just "crazy". the last verse says it all:

    and as soon as you have rearranged the mess in your head. he will show up looking sane, perfectly sane if i know crazy

    this never failed with him. we would break up and as soon as i had rearraged the mess of emotions i had just survived.the minute i was starting to get over him. he would show up..acting as if nothing had happened wanting to pick up where we left off.."looking perfectly sane". I can just hear tori sign at the end of this verse. i big long tired sign.
    faeriesboxon February 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about those times when you don't know for sure whether it's a wise or foolish move to get intimate (and I don't mean just *sex*), but you all of a sudden realize you *have* to see where this story ends, so you she your normal inhibitions and fears and just 'let crazy take his spin".

    I'm there now...Thanks Sean....
    laurethon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the end of this song. the end.
    ProudestMonkey1on March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnother one of her songs that demonstrates how blurred the line can be between deep friendship and romantic love for freaking Amos. If she hadn't explained it was about Scarlet's ex-lover, or whatever, I'd have found it difficult to know what sort of relationship was going on here. With other singer-songwriters, it could be implied this is romantic, but Amos has a serious prediliction for making it ambiguous.
    androgybunnyon March 20, 2006   Link

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