Ashes, ashes, we all fall down, and try to raise like a Phoenix from up off of
the ground, but the ground is so hard like the hammer to anvil, beating,
repeating until shocked to a stand still.
Lost in a forest so dense and dark and black, Lost in the moments where your
fending of an attack, found by the pain from the lashes on your back,
but lashes belong on those pretty eyes you have.
See what I didn't know was that you'd go home and be all alone and the
only softness that you knew was the only softness offered to you, it was
a pillow every night that you'd cry into.
For a nightly ritual he'd have you sit in a circle like a three ring circus,
you want to eat then fight in the middle, if you wanted to eat, simple,
be declared the winner, but it wasn't much, like a bowl of beans for dinner.
Unfamiliar to you were words of affirmation, no "I love you's" to you,
"You're just a pile a waste!", and comparable to words, your Father's
fists were a breeze, always walking on eggshells or an unbalanced trapeze.
Remember when you came to me with hate in your eyes, he told you to make
something of your self and that you wanted to try, with your head in my chest
you started to cry, now all I wish he knew is how he killed you inside.
by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Cover up with makeup in the mirror
tell yourself, it's never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you.
Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's going to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has found.
“Don’t Hold Your Breath”
by Nicole Scherzinger
I was under your spell for such a long time couldn't break the chains
You played with my heart tore me apart with all your lies and games
It took all the strength I had but I crawled up on my feet again
Now you're trying to lure me back but no those days are gone my friend
I loved you so much then I thought someday that you could change
But all you brought me was a heart full of pain
“Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?”
by The Offspring
Can you stay strong?
Can you go on?
Kristy, are you doing okay?
A rose that won’t bloom
Winter’s kept you
Don’t waste your whole life trying
To get back what was taken away
Though the marks on your dress
Had been neatly repressed
I knew that something was wrong
And I should have spoke out
And I’m so sorry now
I didn’t know
'Cause we were so young
by Green Day
I'm all busted up
Broken bones and nasty cuts
Accidents will happen
But this time I can't get up
She comes to check on me
Making sure I'm on my knees
After all she's the one
Who put me in this state
“Black Eyes, Blue Tears”
by Shania Twain
Black eyes-I don't need 'em
Blue tears-gimme freedom
Black eyes-all behind me
Blue tears'll never find me now
Definitely found my self esteem
Finally-I'm forever free to dream
No more cryin' in the corner
No excuses-no more bruises
“Didn't Mean It”
by Jasmine Villegas
Do you see me and still feel love
or have I changed inside your heart
To have only you, is such a fuss
To give all of me is not enough.
You left then, you came back
Sorry won't make it up to me
Sorry won't make me believe
He's down on bending knees
You're down on bending knees
Saying, you didn't mean it
you didn't mean it
if you didn't mean it
Then why would you say it
You didn't mean it
you never mean it.
Then why in the world would you say it
He's drunk again, it's time to fight
She must have done something wrong tonight
The living room becomes a boxing ring
It's time to run when you see him
Clenching his hands
She's just a woman
I hear her scream, from down the hall
Amazing she can even talk at all
She cries to me, Go back to bed
I'm terrified that she'll wind up
Dead in his hands, She's just a woman
by Jessica Simpson
How he told you you were stupid
How he couldn't even look at you anymore
How he told you you were crazy
How he got out of the car and slammed the door
He said you can't do anything right
Why you gotta make me so mad
Just get outta my sight
When it's 3 am and he's at your door
And he wants you back and he's begging for forgiveness
by Christina Aguilera
She was so young with such innocent eyes
She always dreamt of a fairytale life
And all the things that your money can't buy
She thought that he was a wonderful guy
Then suddenly, things seemed to change
It was the moment she took on his name
He took his anger out on her face
She kept all of her pain locked away
Oh mother, we're stronger
From all of the tears you have shed
Oh mother, don't look back
Cause he'll never hurt us again
“Rain on Me”
I'm lookin' in the mirror
At this woman down and out
She's internally dyin'
I know this was not what love's about
And over and over I tried
Yet over and over you lied
over and over I cried, yeah
I don't know why
by Pearl Jam
Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over...
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man...
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man...
Can't find a better man
Can't find a better man
Talkin' to herself, there's no one else who needs to know...
She tells herself, oh...
Memories back when she was bold and strong
And waiting for the world to come along...
Swears she knew it, now she swears he's gone
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