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Cruel
St. Vincent Lyrics


Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?

Forgive the kids, for they don't know how to live
Run the alleys casually cruel
Cruel, oh

Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
For you could want that, too
They could take or leave you
So they took you, and they left you
How could they be casually cruel?
Cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh

Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
If you could want that too, then you'll be happy

You were the one waving flares in the air so they could see you
And they were a zephyr, blowing past ya
Blowing fastly so they can't see ya
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh

Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh

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Written by: Anne Clark

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Nom Chelvan

Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
Forgive the kids, for they don't know how to live
Run the alleys casually cruel
Cruel
Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
For you could want that, too
They could take or leave you
So they took you, and they left you
How could they be casually cruel?
Cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh
Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
If you could want that, too, then you'll be happy
You were the one waving flares in the air
So they could see you
And they were as laughter, blowing past ya,
Blowing fastly so they can see ya
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh



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akr01364

I love how this song and video is a metaphor for being psychologically trapped or restrained by society only for it to have been a waste of time and yourself. By falling prey to the family here and being brainwashed over time only to not meet their demands, she was thrown away by it.

The point is that it is cruel to not let people be who they are.

катя г

@Yevgeniya Leshchenko female oppression isn't deep enough for you, but what op says is? it's "snowflake" to talk of it? lol ok.

akr01364

@Isaac Sherman exactly

Isaac Sherman

Thank you, I knew it was beyond "Is girl so oppression" no I thought it was deeper than that and I think all the characters in the video represent that. The whole family is being forced into a role they feel expected to play and the "father" even took drastic measures to fill the "mother" role for his kids and "husband" role for himself. But then they all adapt and shuffle into it, even the kids (the daughter) is judging the mother's performance of her role. They are all the victim of the roles they play.

dsvet

First worlder problems

Justice greer

Pronouns: “Bodies”

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Danielle Fechtel

I was abused as a child, and the line "they could take or leave you, so they took you, and they left you." Always makes me cry. I understand that verse so much.

Anna Bagwell

All my love! I get it...

snavel

♥️

F O’Hanlon

I love you kid. Stay strong 💗💗💗💗

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