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Little EarthquakesUnder The PinkBoys For PeleFrom The Choirgirl Hotel

Little Earthquakes

Crucify

every finger in the room is pointing at me I
wanna spit in their faces then I get afraid what that
could bring I got a bowling ball in my stomach I got a
desert in my mouth figures that my COURAGE would
choose to sell out now I've been looking for a savior in
these dirty streets looking for a savior beneath these
dirty sheets I've been raising up my hands drive
another nail in just what GOD needs one more victim
why do we crucify ourselves every day I crucify myself
nothing I do is good enough for you crucify myself every
day I crucify myself and my HEART is sick of being in chains
got a
kick for a dog beggin' for LOVE I gotta have my
suffering so that I can have my cross I know a cat
named Easter he says will you ever learn you're just an
empty cage girl if you kill the bird I've been looking
for a savior in these dirty streets looking for a savior
beneath these dirty sheets I've been raising up my
hands drive another nail in got enough GUILT to start
my own religion please be save me I CRY...

Girl

from in the shadow she calls and in the shadow
she finds a way finds a way and in the shadow she
CRAWLS clutching her faded photograph my image
UNDER her thumb yes with a message for my heart yes
with a message for my heart she's been everybody else's
girl maybe one day she'll be her own everybody else's girl
maybe one day she'll be her own
and in the doorway they
stay and laugh as violins fill with water screams from
the BLUEBELLS can't make them go away we'll I'm not
seventeen but I've cuts on my knees falling down as the
winter takes one more CHERRY TREE rushin' rivers
thread so thin limitation dreams with the flying pigs
turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in their coats
anda in their do's yeah smother in our hearts a pillow to
my dots one day maybe one day one day she'll be her
own
and in the mist there she rides and castles are
burning in my heart and as I twist I hold tight and I
ride to work every morning wondering why "sit in the
chair and be good now" and become all that they told
you the white coats enter her room and I'm callin' my
baby callin' my baby callin' my baby callin' everybody
else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own
...

Silent All These Years

excuse me but can I be you for
a while my DOG won't bite if you sit real still I got the
anti-Christ in the kitchen yellin' at me again yeah I can
hear that been saved again by the garbage truck I got
something to say you know but NOTHING comes yes I know
what you think of me you never shut-up yeah I can hear
that but what if I'm a mermaid in these jeans of his with her
name still on it hey but I don't care cause sometimes I said
sometimes I hear my voice and it's been HERE silent all
these years
so you found a girl who thinks really deep
thoughts what's so amazing about really deep thoughts boy
you best pray that I bleed real soon how's that thought for
you my scream got lost in a paper cup you think there's a
heaven where some screams have gone I got 25 bucks and a
cracker do you think it's enough to get us there years go by
will I still be waiting for somebody else to understand years
go by if I'm stripped of my beauty and the orange clouds
raining in my head years go by will I choke on my tears till
finally there is nothing left one more casualty you know
we're too EASY easy easy well I love the way we communicate
your eyes focus on my funny lip shape let's hear
what you think of me now but baby don't look up the sky is
falling your MOTHER shows up in a nasty dress it's your
turn now to stand where I stand everybody lookin' at you
here take hold of my hand yeah I can hear them...

Precious Things

so I ran faster but it caught
me here yes my loyalties turned like my ankle in
the seventh grade running after BILLY running
after the rain these precious things let them bleed
let them wash away these precious things let them
break their hold over me
he said you're really an
ugly girl but I like the way you play and I died
but I thanked him can you believe that sick
holding on to his picture dressing up every day I
wanna smash the faces of those beatiful BOYS
those christian boys so you can make me cum that
doesen't make you Jesus I remember yes in my
peach party dress no one dared no one cared to
tell me where the pretty girls are those demigods
with their NINE-INCH nails and little fascist
panties tucked inside the heart of every nice girl...

Winter

snow can wait I forgot my mittens wipe my nose
get my new boots on I get a little warm in my heart when
I think of winter I put my hand in my father's glove I run
off where the DRIFTS GET DEEPER sleeping beauty trips
me with a frown I hear a voice "you must learn to stand
up for yourself cause I can't always be around" he says
when you gonna make up your mind when you gonna love
you as much as I do when you gonna make up your mind
cause things are gonna CHANGE so fast all the white
horses are still in bed I tell you that I'll always want you
near you say that things change my dear
boys get discovered
as winter MELTS flowers competing for the sun years go by
and I'm here still waiting withering where some snowman
was mirror mirror where's the crystal palace but I only can
see myself SKATING around the truth who I am but I
know dad the ice is getting thin hair is grey and the fires
are burning so many dreams on the shelf you say I wanted
you to be PROUD of me I always wanted that myself he
says when you gonna make up your mind when you gonna
love you as much as I do when you gonna make up your
mind cause things are gonna change so fast all the WHITE
HORSES have gone ahead I tell you that I'll always want
you near you say that things change my dear...

Happy Phantom

and if I die today I'll be the
HAPPY phantom and I'll go chasin' the nuns out in
the yard and I'll run naked through the streets
without my mask on and I will never need umbrellas
in the rain I'll wake up in strawberry fields every
day and the atrocities of school I can forgive the
HAPPY phantom has no right to bitch oo who the
time is getting closer oo who time to be a ghost oo
who every day we're getting closer the sun is getting
dim will we pay for who we been
so if I die today I'll
be the HAPPY phantom and I'll go wearin' my
NAUGHTIES like a jewel they'll be my ticket to the
universal opera there's Judy Garland taking Buddha
by the hand and then these seven little men get up
to dance they say Confucius does his crossword with
a pen I'm still the angel to a girl who hates to SIN
or will I see you dear and wish I could come back
you found a girl that you could TRULY love again
will you still call for me when she falls asleep or do
we soon forget the things we cannot see...

China

CHINA all the way to New York I can feel the
distance getting close you're right next to me
but I need an airplane I can feel the
DISTANCE as you breathe sometimes I think
you want me to touch you how can I when you
build a great WALL around you in your eyes I
saw a future together you just look away in the
distance
china decorates our table funny how
the CRACKS don't seem to show pour the wine
dear you say we'll take a holiday but we never
can agree on where to go China all the way to
New York maybe you got lost in MEXICO
you're right next to me I think that you can
hear me funny how the distance learns to grow
I can feel the distance I can feel the distance I
can feel the distance getting close...

Leather

look I'm standing naked
before you don't you want more than my
sex I can scream as loud as your last
one but I can't claim innocence oh god
could it be the weather oh god why am I
here if love isn't forever and it's NOT
THE WEATHER hand me my leather
I
could just pretend that you love me the
night would lose all sense of fear but
why do I need you to love me when you
can't hold what I hold dear I almost ran
over an angel he had a nice big fat cigar
"IN A SENSE" he said "you're alone
here so if you jump you best jump far"...

Mother

go go go go now out of the nest it's
time go go go now circus girl without a safety net
here here now don't cry you raised your hand for
the assignment tuck those ribbons under your
helmet be a good soldier first my left foot then
my right behind the OTHER pantyhose running
in the cold mother the car is here somebody leave
the light on green limosine for the redhead
DANCING dancing girl and when I dance for him
somebody leave the light on just in case I like the
dancing I can remember where I come from
I
walked into your dream and now I've forgotten
how to dream my own dream you are the CLEVER
one aren't you brides in veils for you we told you
all of our secrets all but one so don't you even try
the phone has been disconnected dripping with
blood and with time and with your advice poison
me against the MOON I escape into your escape
into our very favorite fearscape it's across the sky
and across my heart and I cross my legs oh my
god first my left foot then my right behind the
other breadcrumbs lost under the snow...

Tear in Your Hand

all the world just stopped now
so you say you don't wanna stay together anymore let
me take a deep breath babe if you need me, me and
neil'll be hangin' out with the DREAM KING Neil says
hi by the way I don't believe you're leaving cause me
and Charles Manson like the same ice cream I think it's
that girl and I think there're pieces of me you've never
seen maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen
well all the world is all I am the black of the blackest
ocean and that tear in your hand all the world is
DANGLIN'... danglin'... danglin' for me DARLIN' you
don't know the power that you have with that tear in
your hand that tear in your hand
maybe I ain't used to
maybes smashing in a cold room cutting my hands up
every time I touch you maybe maybe it's time to wave
goodbye now time to wave goodbye now caught a ride
with the moon I know I know you well well better than
I used to HAZE all clouded up my mind in the DAZE
of the why it could've never been so you say and I say
you know you're full of wish and your "baby baby baby
babies" I tell you there're pieces of me you've never
seen maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well...

Me and a Gun

5am friday morning thursday
night far from sleep I'm still up and driving
can't go home obviously so I'll just change
direction cause they'll soon know where I live
and I wanna live got a full tank and some chips
it was me and a gun and a man on my back and
I sang "holy holy" as he buttoned down his
pants me and a gun a man on my back but I
haven't seen BARBADOS so I must get out of this

yes I wore a slinky red thing does that mean I
should spread for you, your friends your father,
Mr Ed and I know what this means me and
Jesus a few years back used to hang and he said
"it's your choice babe just remember I don't
think you'll be back in 3 days time so you
choose well" tell me what's right is it my right
to be on my stomach of Fred's Seville and do you
know CAROLINA where the biscuits are soft and
sweet these things go through your head when
there's a man on your back and you're pushed
flat on your stomach it's not a classic cadillac...

Little Earthquakes

yellow bird flying
get shot in the wing good year for hunters
and Christmas parties and I hate and I hate
and I hate and I hate elevator music the way
we fight the way I'm left here silent oh these
little earthquakes here we go again these
little earthquakes doesn't take much to RIP
us into pieces
we danced in graveyards with
vampires till dawn we laughed in the faces
of kings never afraid to burn and I hate and
I hate and I hate and I hate disintegration
watching us wither black winged roses that
safely changed their COLOR I can't reach you
I can't reach you give me life give me pain give
me myself again...

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