shock therapy / s o s

girl with a guitar and a shopping cart
a modelling portfolio and looking like a million bucks
giving me crystals for earrings to wish us luck

old woman with saucy red cheeks
asking me to dine on fine bone china
potatoe chips and coffee for the road
giving me crystals for hearing

you can say she’s crazy as you like
why where do these rumours lie?
she’s had her heart torn open several times
now only guns of judgement blow her mind

they shoot horses when they cannot run the race
so kill her if you must she’s died and gone to heaven anyways

yes she’s died and gone to heaven
it is the safest place to be
after the violence she’s come to know
surviving is not easy living is not easy

but she is not alone
so with these hands we’ll heal our souls
as hatred passes marrow by
you can see right through the (w) holes
she’s invisible as a child
with crystals for earrings (hearing) to wish us luck

s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s o s

© sylvi & see through spring 1996 (socan)

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