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Pearl Jam – Daughter lyrics

You guys ready...
Alone... Listless... Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room
Young girl... Violence... Center of her own attention
Mother reads aloud, child tries to understand it
Tries to make her proud
The shades go down, it's in her head
Painted room... Can't deny there's something wrong...
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...
She holds the hand that holds her down
She will... Rise above...
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to be
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...
Don't call me daughter, not fit to
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me daughter, not fit to be
The picture kept will remind me
Don't call me...
The shades go down
The shades go down
The shades go, go, go...



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    I think this song is about child abuse. "Don't call me daughter, not fit to..." reminds me, on occasion my mother would say "I'm proud of you" and I would think - how dare you be proud of me? You've given me nothing but hurt, broken bones, shame and pain. Whatever is good about me is despite you, not because of you.

    I have a family portrait that shows my mother and I - I'm about 9 and grinning away. We look like a happy family, what doesn't show is the bruises we bear, and we three kids are grinning because she said "Now smile or I'll kill you" and we believed her.
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