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Let It Happen

December 24, 2011
By KityraAnderson PLATINUM, Mercer Island, Washington
KityraAnderson PLATINUM, Mercer Island, Washington
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Nothing matters more than those who depend on you, emotionally or physically. Even if the situation is life or death, you have to be there for them, because they need you.

Gotta take pain with silent words
Never reach out whenever you're hurt, oh
Keep it in deep inside
Never let anyone see you cry, oh
(Chorus: What's the big idea, baby
Keeping quiet instead of fighting
Crying out when no one is near
Scared to let them see your tears, oh
They beat your brother black and blue
You're scared the next one's gonna be you
But you sit back and let it happen
Fight back don't let it happen)
Memories of your daddy
Drunk on cheap wine
Remember your momma
Scared to stand up and fight
Your brother protected you
With all he had
But that wasn't enough
That wasn't enough
Strangers ask you what's wrong
When the makeup covering it wears off
You stammer and make up excuses but
Nothing erases the bruises
They beat your brother black and blue
You know the next one's gonna be you
Momma's no help, she doesn't fight
You have to watch your sisters cry, oh
Crying out where they can all hear
You've been going through this for nine years
So now you're fighting
You're finally fighting
You better start fighting
Just keep on fighting
Keep on fighting
Don't let it happen

The author's comments:
This is a song about child abuse... I have a friend who was abused, and it's so difficult to just sit by and listen to them talk about being tortured for nine years...
This song is for them. Love you to death <3

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