I try to be graceful, you only want more,
I try to be peaceful, you only want war
I try to be calm, but you stir up such hate
I offer my palm, but you've closed all the gates

I try to stand up, you're pushing me down,
I fill up the cup, you throw it to the ground
I'm trying to live, to act for your sake,
I'm trying to give, but you only take

Oh! Take my days, my months, my years
Oh! Take my blood, my sweat, my tears
But not my heart

I've seen leaves in a gust, and torches combust,
And jackals and wolves in a throng
Waves breaking fierce, and daggers that pierce
And I've stood in the face of them all
I've seen gears that could crush, and geysers that gush,
And light that combined with the grass
Soldiers that march, and deserts that parch,
And with them all I have taken my chance

But you,
You're the only one who can beat me down
Yes, you,
You're the only one who stole my crown
So you,
You're the only one I set to free
And you,
You're the only one who made me...
Oh! Take my...
You have left me cracked, and crazed
And you did it, with love
Oh that's right oh you did it, with love
One more time
Oh you did it, with love

Lyrics submitted by BobbyWest

Cracked and Crazed song meanings
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    General CommentBest Doug Martsch I can't find. Awesome Track.
    tacostacoson November 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's from the soundtrack to The Bigtop. Official website is bigtopmovie.com/ and it's for sale here cdbaby.com/cd/… as well.
    devonreedon January 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song wasn't written by doug martsch (explaining the obvious rhyme schemes), but he agreed to sing it for devon reed's movie musical. even if it's not his words, i think dug adds a different upbeat sadness to it that not many others could.
    tnayemon February 26, 2012   Link
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    General Commentbut i think the song is really good, i still take note of the 'take my days months years, blood sweat tears' line after so many listenings
    tnayemon February 26, 2012   Link

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