Amy In The White Coat – Bright Eyes

Amy in the White Coat Lyrics

You take your clothes off right after school
The tea is on, the flame is blue
And you hope it won’t take all afternoon
The TV’s waiting to talk to you
It’s your naked body on white velour
But there’s no feeling, just weight on you
But you get nauseous now as he speaks to you
Such proper language for acts so cruel
He says “We all follow the rules
We can’t very well go and break them, now can we?
For you, for you, for you

Your older sisters, I had them too
But you’re my favorite, you know it’s true
You look like your mother in that thin disguise
Your parting mouth, your shining eyes
And the way that you hate me
And the length of your hair
It’s the reason I made you
It’s the bond that we share
You see we’re all trying to endure
You could easily go and make your own life somewhere
Couldn’t you?
Couldn’t you?
Couldn’t you, couldn’t you, couldn’t you, couldn’t you, couldn’t you?”

With the sun you rise
But you keep your eyes shut
The alarm clock lies
Get to school on time
Well you’re a bag of warm fluid
Well you’re the corpse in the class
You walk so near to the lockers
You lay so low in the grass
Did you get that coat from the principal?
Did you get that bruise on the bus?
You should wash your hair more
You should look more like us
But I saw you walking once
Under powder blue skies
You looked cold still
Your collar was high
And I tried to talk to you
But you walked right by
I don’t know which I said then
“Hello” or “Goodbye”
And yet we’re all trying to be pure
But it isn’t a very easy thing, now is it?
To do, to do
To do, to do
To do
To do
Isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it?

Sage Avalon did a cover of this song that is excellent!!!


Amy In The White Coat – Bright Eyes — 4 Comments

  1. Comment from the web:

    This song reaches out to your chest, then goes straight through it, and its fingers reach every inch of your inside, but you barely notice, because this song is also sitting next to you on the steps outside your house, telling you about something sad that you don’t know how to respond to, but you don’t have to respond. Just listen. I like this song a lot.

  2. Comment from the web:

    The first verse is in the eyes of the girl.the second is perspective of dad,the third is a classmate.different ways to look at the same situation of molestation.conor is genuis

  3. Bright Eyes created another song where he ties the names together. Most people likely didn’t get it.

    The song title:
    “Amy’s got a baby in her stomach She took my hand I felt it kick”

  4. The Sage Avalon song is apparently tied to the movie “Blue Velvet” of 1986, but I haven’t found more about the tie-in.

    Sage’s version is so good, you shouldn’t read the lyrics. Just enjoy the song. It is powerful.

    Search for her on youtube

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