he's drinking again another night
of hiding all alone under the covers
telling herself not to be scared
as mommy and daddy fight...
it'll go on all night
why won't he stop?
can't he see all the damage he's doin to me? she thinks...
and right before she goes to bed
she whispers a prayer and bows her head...
'please God' she says
if you're even there, if you even care
open your eyes
why can't you see
i don't love my daddy right now
he's tearin my family apart.
please Lord, do what you can
to make everything be right again
the next morning, she walks downstairs
her mommy's eyes are all puffy and tear stained
she's been crying yet again
mommy whats wrong? are you okay? what did he do now?
her momma says its nothing, everything's all right
but that little girl knows better, she hears it every night
she's so sure that someday her daddy will see
what he's done to her, how bad he hurt her mummy
and maybe someday, she'll be normal too,
doing the things that normal kids do
but for now its just her,
her and the God she's not even sure exists
'cos if he's really there how can he stand this?
her mummy's a good woman, lord knows that she tries
but that little girl'd do anything to wipe those tears from her eyes...
'mummy, ' she whispers,
'why you gotta cry'
yea, everything is gonna be
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