You take your clothes off right after school
The tea is on, the flame is blue
And you hope it won't take all afternoon
The TV's waiting to talk to you
It's your naked body on white velour
But there's no feeling, just weight on you
But you get nauseous now, as he speaks to you
Such proper language for acts so cruel

He says, "We all follow the rules
We can't very well go and break them now, can we
For you, for you, for you?
Your older sisters, I had them too
But you're my favorite, you know it's true
You look like your mother, in that thin disguise
Your parting mouth, your shining eyes
And the way that you hate me, and the length of your hair
It's the reason I made you, it's the bond that we share
You see, we're all trying to endure
You could easily go and make your own life somewhere
Couldn't you? Couldn't you? Couldn't you?
Couldn't you? Couldn't you? Couldn't you?
Couldn't you?"

With the sun you rise
But you keep your eyes shut
The alarm clock lies
Get to school on time
Where you're a bag of warm fluid
Where you're the corpse in the class
You walk so near to the lockers
You lay so low in the grass
"Did you get that coat from the principal?
Did you get that bruise on the bus?
You should wash your hair more
You should look more like us"

But I saw you walking once, under powder blue skies
You looked cold still, your collar was high
And I tried to talk to you, but you walked right by
I don't know which I said then, hello or goodbye

But we're all trying to be pure
But it isn't a very easy thing now, is it
To do? To do? To do?
To do? To do?

Isn't it, isn't it, isn't it, isn't it
Isn't it, isn't it, isn't it, isn't it?


Lyrics submitted by PLANES, edited by brooch184, Woot100, Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful and sickening. you guys seem to have gotten the gist of it, but i think the order of perspectives are: amy, her dad, then classmates and "other people," then the narrator. thats just how i see it.
    jazzy88on August 16, 2005   Link

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