Scarecrow

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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist. more »

Showers of your crimson blood 
Seep into a nation calling up a flood 
Of narrow minds who legislate 
Thinly veiled intolerance 
Bigotry and hate 

But they tortured and burned you 
They beat you and they tied you 
They left you cold and breathing 
For love they crucified you 

I can't forget hard as I try 
This silhouette against the sky 

Scarecrow crying 
Waiting to die wondering why 
Scarecrow trying 
Angels will hold carry your soul away 
This was our brother 
This was our son 
This shepherd young and mild 
This unassuming one 
We all gasp this can't happen here 
We're all much too civilized 
Where can these monsters hide 

But they are knocking on our front door 
They're rocking in our cradles 
They're preaching in our churches 
And eating at our tables 

I search my soul 
My heart and in my mind 
To try and find forgiveness 
This is someone child 
With pain unreconciled 
Filled up with father's hate 
Mother's neglect 
I can forgive But I will not forget 

Scarecrow crying 
Waiting to die wondering why 
Scarecrow trying 
Rising above all in the name of love

Written by: MELISSA ETHERIDGE

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