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Cripples Cry

I know we're through
But I still can't really believe that we'd fall
And though its sad
I still try to hold back my fears
But I still call

What can i say or do for you
What would you like me to be
Shall I laugh, dance, or sing for you
Cripples cry
What can I do

Yes I know that you don't want me anymore
I carry tears, incense and fine wines
What do you do

But please believe that your love will grow with time
Or will heal
Although you say you'll never change your mind
I'll be here

And I'm a torn-down child for you
I build my castles in the sky
And I've the colors of a clown
In the teardrops from my eyes

Yes I know that you don't want me anymore
I carry tears, incense and fine wines
What do you do

I’m on the other side of fear
Through my pain i've learned to love
And if my actions aren't too clear
Remember clowns only cry

Yes I know that you don't want me anymore
I carry tears, incense and fine wines
What do you do

Your dark secrets torture my mind
Your lack of love turns me cold
And your first lovers you've left behind
Oh do you wish to return

Yes I know that you don't want me anymore
I carry tears, incense and fine wines
What do you do

What can I say or do for you
What would you like me to be
Shall I laugh, dance, or sing for you
Cripples cry
What can i do

Yes I know that you don't want me anymore
I carry tears, incense and fine wines
What do you do

Tim Buckley
19th Opus Music o/b/o Third Story Music. BMI

Released 2009 Tompkins Square Records
“Live At The Folklore Center, NYC – March 6, 1967 ”

Running time 5:07


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