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Silent All These Years

av og med Tori Amos

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 thougts
What’s so amazing about really deep thoughts
Boy you best praya 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

Cause 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 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 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

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
I’ve been here
Silent All These Years


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2 kommentarer til «Bare fordi det er vakkert…»

  1. «Hey but I don’t care
    Cause sometimes
    I said sometimes
    I hear my voice
    And it’s been here
    Silent All These Years»

    Denne har alltid jeg tolket som den mest feministiske sangen til Tori. Jeg ser det som om hun snakker om å finne igjen sin egen — kvinnens — tapte stemme, et tema jeg har lest om i ørten forskjellige kontekster. Man må bare beundre hennes evne til å finne ord til vanskelige, subtile temaer. 🙂

  2. Hun er rett og slett fantastisk genial. Og jeg tror jeg tolker det på ca samme måte som deg, Karoline. Og hun sier det så sterkt og vakkert at jeg får tårer i øynene.

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