We all need to feel safe
Then that's taken away
Sometimes I want to return
Return to before
The trouble began
That time of no fear

By showing you I'm
Sensitive
You do risk
Being crucified
Crucified by
Those you are unlike

My feelings are hurt so easily
That is the price that I I pay
The price that I do pay
To appreciate
The beauty they're killing
The beauty they're busy killing

If the sun going down
Can make me cry
Why should I
Why should I
Why should I not
Like the way I am?

My feelings are hurt so easily
That is the price that I I pay
The price that I do pay
To appreciate
The beauty they're killing
The beauty they're busy killing
Killing
Killing
Killing


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Sensitive Lyrics as written by Joseph Camburn Johnson Alan Steven Leach

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  • +2
    General Comment"We all need to feel safe
    then that's taken away
    sometimes I want to return
    return to before
    the trouble began
    that time of no fear"
    I think this is about wanting to return to childhood when things were fairly easy and they didn't have to deal with deep, painful feelings. When you reach adolescence the safety is taken away and you have to figure out life for yourself, sometimes not liking what you find.

    "By showing you I'm
    sensitive
    you do risk
    being crucified
    crucified by
    those you are unlike"
    Rather than being about literally being sensitive. I think it's more about the world being divided essentially into 2 kinds of people. People who think about their life, feel the pain and the beauty of it with a primacy and passion. And people who just go along with their life, without questioning it, and are how they are. It tends to be the case, especially in adolescents, that the more "sensitive" people are ridiculed and "crucified" by the nastier of the others. He is saying that if he is more open with his friend about his way of thinking, they will be mocked by the thoughtless, offensive beings he fears.

    These beings are the "they" described in the chorus.
    flibberdyjibberon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about being open about being a sensitive person; being able to freely admit crying at sunsets etc even though you're likely to get 'crucified' by those you don't like
    artlesson June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's witty and emotional like all the best songs released on Sarah Records.
    Kaguthon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song I want to have played when she and I are finally allowed to be together forever. After we defy the world and do it our way. When nobody can prevent us any longer, when it's just the two of us.
    delticson July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentStill love you Angel more than everything else in the world put together.

    Forever.
    delticson September 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though the lyrics are correct here as posted...

    By showing you I'm
    Sensitive
    You do risk
    Being crucified
    Crucified by
    Those you are unlike

    ....I'm sure that part is meant to say:

    By showing you I'm
    Sensitive
    I do risk
    Being crucified
    Crucified by
    Those I am unlike

    Anyway, I used to think this was a relatively simple song about just being different and literally more sensitive than most people, but ever since I discovered how sinister this world actually is compared to how it was before dark forces took control, I now believe it transcends ages and "that time of no fear before the trouble began" covers a past life or past lives when humanity lived in peace and harmony, so unlike how things are now.

    And it always really got to me the way he says "the price that I do pay to appreciate the beauty they're killing, the beauty they're busy killing..." but it's now taken on so much more meaning after realizing just how much this dark world really is all about killing off anything and everything that's good and innocent, and instead
    encouraging and bringing out the worst tendencies and ugliness in people and things.
    epiwooshon January 04, 2020   Link

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