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Tori Amos - Silent All These Years Lyrics

Song details
TitleSilent All These Years
ArtistTori Amos
AlbumGold Dust [2012], Track 13
Live At Montreux 1991-92 [2008], Track 1
A Piano: The Collection [2006], Track 3
The Original Bootlegs [2005], Track 2 Disc 3
Tales Of A Librarian [2003], Track 3
Little Earthquakes [1991], Track 3
GenreAlternative
Duration04:23
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Song lyrics
Excuse me but can I be you for awhile,
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
I think there's a heaven once the 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 my hand
Years go by, will I choke on my tears
'Til 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
And 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
You take hold of my hand
Yeah I can hear them...

But what if I'm a mermaid, in these jeans of yours
With her name still on it
Hey but I don't care 'cause
Sometimes, I said sometimes
I hear my voice
I hear my voice
I hear my voice and it's been here
Silent all these years

I've been here
Silent all these years
Silent
All these
Silent all these years
submitted by Jenny S
corrected by laurake the sexy one

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 Song comments
14-11-2011 02:26 PianoPLayer698 
PianoPLayer698
 
800 posts
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEE IT !!
16-06-2010 10:05 cornflakegirl84 
cornflakegirl84
 
3 posts
This song is not about her eating disorder, I don't even know if she had one... But this song is about being no longer silent about the rape that happend to her in '80s / '90s.
I absolutely love this song!!
15-10-2007 04:48 Annjamen 
Annjamen
 
1 posts
awesome song! i was told that this song is about her fight with her eating disorder.
28-05-2007 06:03 HieiLover 
HieiLover
 
82 posts
Another one of Tori's best songs, and my personal favorite.

It's so simple, yet it says so much. A beautiful song. I'll love it forever.
25-04-2006 14:16 babs85 
babs85
 
17 posts
i love this song! It is so me
05-03-2006 19:39 micino 
micino
 
11 posts
there is a version of the song with leonard cohen when he recites a poem at the beginning, something like: "I heard of a man who says words so beautifully..." Does anyone know where I can find the exact lyrics of it??
24-08-2004 23:23 eMo_eRiN 
eMo_eRiN
 
16 posts
tell me now..how do u refuse this songs overcoming amount of beauty?..thats rite..i dont think u do >>i love this song enuff to sacrifice my mind and body
24-07-2004 21:11 Gavinsgirl 
Gavinsgirl
 
18 posts
this song gets me soo emotional i love it!!!!!!
21-06-2004 09:51 blue_haze 
blue_haze
 
25 posts
Yes, it's a wonderful song

I love it
21-06-2004 04:38 HelloIloveyou 
HelloIloveyou
 
23 posts
"Boy you best pray that I bleed real soon...how's that thought for you?" Tori I love you to death chica...almost as much as I love this song
-HelloILoveYou


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