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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



Sansa Beaches

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, 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, 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 see ya
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh



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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 💗💗💗💗

emomu

sorry to hear that :(

Marcio Couto

sinto muito por isso, querida. fique bem.

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Mydessia Barnett

While going through the worst time imaginable last year (4 deaths and caring for my step dad with cancer), I discovered Annie at the day for night festival. I fell instantly in love with her music.
This song helped me to deal with my broken self while faced with so many pressures from my family members. I was just spread so thin and falling apart inside. I didnt have anything left of myself to give but everybody needed me for something while paying little attention to the fact that I was unraveling.
I felt like Annie in this video being buried alive. Listening to her music daily is what got me through. Especially this song.
Thank you Annie you are truly amazing.

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.

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.

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