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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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    beccaburrowsAug 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    these lyrics fit perfectly with the movied Sybil where the little girl is made to lie on the kitchen table while her mother rapes her. The mother pulls down the shades in the green kitchen
    As an adult Sybil has multiple personalities but does overcome many difficulites.
    Great movie with Joanne Woodward and Sally Field
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    waffleXsilenceOct 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    I think the song is about a girl who is probably metally disabled. But her mother doesn't understand and thinks that she is being disobedient, so she beats her daughter. Even though the daughter is disabled she still wants to make her mom proud, but mom has almost no clue.
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    FayteApr 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    ahh, i WoulD Love ToO ExplaiN Thee Deperr Mean-(ing) oF This Song. There are MAnii Different Ways ToO iNterprete Thiss Song. But iT's a TAD Hard ToO ExplaiN.But i MiselF Mmm Not So Shure about iT... sooo Yeah... But Very Guhd Song.

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