I break like a crystal cup
Into a million little pieces but I pick me up
Don't just stare at me, take care of me

Don't let 'em tell ya fucked up isn't fine
There's like a million kinds of crazy and I kind of like mine
I'm not a problem that needs solving

And you can't bleed what's already bled
And if you only knew the shit that rolls around in my head
You'd be a little more fragile when handling me
You see, I heal quickly

Do you break me open just to see if I still bleed?
Do you break me open just to see what's underneath?
Do you find in the way I never mind that you could never
Break me open, just you see, just you see.

You fight like stones and sticks
But I've never known a cut that I couldn't fix
These bruises make sweet music

And you want words but you want me dumb
Now you're playing catch with a loaded gun
You can't tell me how to write this one

No take backs, it's already said
And if you only knew the shit that rolls around in my head
You'd be a little more fragile when handling me
You see, I heal quickly

Do you break me open just to see if I still bleed?
Do you break me open just to see what's underneath?
Do you find in the way I never mind that you could never
Break me open, just you see, just you see.

You can't take what's mine- it's mine
You can't make me silent with violence
You shake your finger at me and expect I'll change

I might break like a crystal cup
Into a million pieces, but I'll pick me up
Don't just stare at me, take care of me

You can't kill what's already dead
And if you only knew the shit that rolls around in my head
You'd be a little more fragile when handling me
You see, I heal quickly

Do you break me open just to see if I still bleed?
Do you break me open just to see what's underneath?
Do you find in the way I never mind that you could never
Break me open, just you see, just you see
Just you see, just you see.


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    Song MeaningI asked Anna herself on Facebook and she said this is basically about any type of abuse and just standing up to it. As you can see, this is one of my personal favorites.

    I think this could range from bullying, to child abuse, to mental abuse, to physical abuse. It's a very beautiful song and has a lot of meaning. I sure hope Anna makes more like these.
    BreakMeOpenon January 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWow. Amazing. This song speaks to me like no other Anna Nalick song. I was feeling exactly like this when I visited her website to see if she had posted a new song, and lo and behold, this song was staring at me like it was written for me. Because, really, if everyone only knew the shit that rolls around in my head, they would be more fragile with me. I do feel like people break me open every day, just to see. Oh gos, now I'm crying. Damnit, all these words just get in my way! (hehehe Anna Nalick humor) But they do, I can't explain this. You just have to experience it yourself.
    smartykat37on February 01, 2011   Link

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