"Sympathy" as written by and Corin Lisa Tucker Carrie Rachel Brownstein....
I know I come to you only when in need
I'm not the best believer
Not the most deserving
But all I have all I am all I can
For him
I'd beg you on bended knees for him
Precious baby, is your life hanging by a thread?
All I have all I am all I can
For him
I'd beg you on bended knees for him

I've got this curse in my hands
All I touch fades to black
Turns to dust turns to sand
I've got this curse on my tongue
All I taste is the rust
This decay in my blood

I don't like the doctor with the deep long face
Only wants to give us the very worse case
I'd rather shout out and shake him and do anything
For him
I'd beg you on bended knees for him

When the moment strikes
It takes you by surprise and
Leaves you naked in the face of death and life
There is no righteousness in your darkest moment
We're all equal in the face of what we're most afraid of
And I'm so sorry
For those who didn't make it
And for the mommies who are left with their heart breaking

Search for the meaning in sores
The sentences they might form
It's the grammar of skin
Peel it back, let me in
Look for hope in the dark
The shadow cast by you heart
It's the grammar of faith
No more rules, no restraint

How anger I would be
If you'd taken him away
I wish I was wiser but instead
I'll be grateful I'll say thanks
For the joy for the love for the smile on his face
I'd beg you on bended knees for him


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"Sympathy" as written by Corin Lisa Tucker Carrie Rachel Brownstein

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song that Corin wrote when her son, Marshall, was born premature. Once you know that, the meaning is pretty straightforward, but even so, the words and phrases are just so wonderful. "It's the grammar of skin / Peel it back, let me in." Anyone could write a song about her child, but how many could do it so graciously and at the same time with such depth and intensity?
    StephNJon May 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw S-K perform Sympathy wile touring The Woods. It was incredible. Corin started crying and couldn’t get the words out so Janet helped her by singing along.

    I think it's such a powerful song because you get to experience the intensity of Corin's pain. How often do you get to witness someone praying, begging, thanking their god like this? It’s intimate. You actually feel her self-loathing, her fear, her anger, her maternity, her helplessness; and it’s so powerful it’s almost overwhelming. This song makes me cry.
    CoolKSJon June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseems like a pretty grateful, celebratory, song performed! A lot of desperation but that sounds so close to shouted-out joy, sometimes.
    _ellieon October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople love to sing-along on this one, and clap, at the live shows. This is such a great song, and one you can't really get from anywhere else than female bands ;)
    laxgirl16on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible, this song moves me and Corin's voice makes me cry sometime. This is so intense and deeply moving, I heart her.
    Bayouon January 25, 2007   Link

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