"This Wicked Tongue" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
This wicked tongue says
God is a million miles away
This wicked tongue says
He can't see my day to day

This wicked tongue says
Go on, taste everything
And this wicked tongue says
You know you're not really living

And it stares into the sun
And it flies from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear [Repeat: x4]

So I asked her where's the heart?
In the rubbish heap of man
So I asked her where's the soul?
And the silence rang and rang and rang and rang and rang

So I stare into the sun
And I fly from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear [Repeat: x4]

"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again" [Repeat: x4]


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"This Wicked Tongue" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General CommentThat your fed up...defeated at life and who you are, perceived or otherwise. I can relate all too well with how I feel at present.. you are often your worst enemy. "This wicked tongue"...
    lunargirlon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's basically an atheist talking to a Christian.

    "This wicked tongue says
    Go on, taste everything"

    A Genesis reference, basically saying "don't limit yourself, live life to its fullest, regardless of how moral others may deem it."

    "And the silence rang and rang and rang and rang and rang"

    She argues with logic, and they have no valid arguments to back up their superstition. Try asking a Christian why they believe what they do sometime, and observe the weak answer they give.
    blueskymindon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's about the temptations inside the heart battling with a moral upbringing, rationalizing the feeling that God is nebulous, He's a million miles away, He won't know and eventually succumbing to the natural physical desires "creation, has failed again" - creatures are the created, the flesh has failed again lol
    starman714on September 15, 2014   Link

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