it has taken her so long
but the beatings went on
and he started on the kids
She thought the thing through,
picked them up from school
then fled into the night.
She was so scared she was paralysed
he held a knife,
an inch away from her face. He'd break down and cry
and beg forgiveness once again
but she'd heard all those lies,
far too many times
She'd make herself look good like any girl would
the makeup hides the scars.
Well, times are hard,
without money spent on booze
you can't call the police, you know,
there is nothing they can do
its domestic you see and anyway,
who the hell do you think they'd believe
She said I've got to go, I'm not safe in my home
but what the hell's it like out there.
The holiday snaps don't tell the truth
the good times, they will haunt you
but they were so few.
She's finally gone, it has taken her so long
but the beatings went on and he started on the kids
a beautiful girl of fourteen years
how the hell could he harm her
Well, the blade wasn't used,
but they were both stabbed through the heart
by the cold icy chill of a thought
that this was just the start,
the beginning of the end.
(2014 Published by Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)