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Kirsty Lee Akers – The Territory lyrics

I was born in a territory to a woman who never really wanted me
I don't know if daddy did I don't even know who he is
When I was 3 the territory said mama couldn't take care of me
They sent strangers in the night to take me away from mama's side

15 years I bounced around from home to home from town to town
1 more week I'll turn 18
What'll I do when the territory's through with me

Family after family said they wanted to rescue me
But foster dad and foster mum never would've let me stay that long
I cried a lot kicked and screamed wouldn't let anyone close to me
I pushed everyone away hopin my mama come back some day

15 years I bounced around from home to home from town to town
1 more week I'll turn 18
What'll I do when the territory's through with me

Outside I may sound hurt don't need your shelter don't need your love
Inside I'm so scared I don't have anyone I don't have anywhere

15 years I bounced around from home to home from town to town
1 more week I'll turn 18
What'll I do when the territory's through with me

What'll I do when the territory's through with me



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    I think the meaning to this song is that once children turn 18 that they are put out to the test, even if there not ready. Just because they are said to be adults in the eyes of the law does not mean they are mentally ready or emotionly. There set up to fail, and every one knows that, there still kids just because they turn a certain age doesn't mean they can deal with everything alone, there scared and alone and shouldnt have to feel that way.
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