Fast As You Can - By Fiona Apple

"I let the beast in too soon

I don't know how to live

without my hand on his throat,

I fight him always and still.

Oh darling, it's so sweet,

you think you know how crazy,

how crazy I am.

You say you don't spook easy, you won't go,

but I know and I pray that you will.


Fast as you can, baby, run,

free yourself of me, fast as you can.


I may be soft in your palm,

but I'll soon grow hungry for a fight

and I will not let you win.

My pretty mouth will frame the phrases

that will disprove your faith in man.

So if you catch me trying to find my way into your heart

from under your skin

Fast as you can, baby, scratch me out,

free yourself fast as you can.

Fast as you can, baby, scratch me out,

free yourself, fast as you can.


Sometimes, my mind don't shake and shift,

but most of the time it does.

And I get to the place where I'm begging for a lift

or I'll drown in the wonders and the was.

And I'll be your girl if you say it's a gift,

and you give me some more of your drugs.

Yeah, I'll be your pet, if you just tell me it's a gift.

'Cause I'm tired of whys, choking on whys

Just need a little because, because.


I let the beast in and then,

I even tried forgiving him but it's too soon,

so I'll fight again, again, again, again, again.

And for a little while more I'll soar the uneven winds,

complain, and blame the sterile land.

So if you're getting any bright ideas,

quiet dear, I'm blooming within.

Fast as you can, baby, wait, watch me,

I'll be out fast as I can.

Maybe late but at least about,

fast as you can leave me,

let this thing run it's route,

fast as you can...

fast as you can...

fast as you can..."

seawatcher seawatcher
1 Response Feb 20, 2009

oh fionna apple has a unique voice!