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"Scarecrow" is track #8 on the album Breakdown. It was written by Melissa Etheridge.
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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 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

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
Waitin' to die, wondering why?
Scarecrow trying

Rising above all in the name of love
Love, love, love
Rising above all in the name of love
Love, love, love
Rising above all in the name of love
Love, love, love
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MELISSA ETHERIDGE

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