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Alone...listless...breakfast table in an otherwise empty room,
Young girl...violins...the center of her own attention,
The now mother reads aloud, child tries to understand it,
Tries to make her proud and the shades go...
Down, down into her head,
Painted room,
Can’t deny,
Something’s 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 hands,
That holds her down,
She will, what?,
Rise abooove,
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 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 down...
The shades go down...
[I’m gonna stand up here with you,
So, uhh, I’m gonna give you a part,
So I say “It’s okay” then you say “It’s okay”,
It’s okay…it’s okay
It’s okay…it’s okay,
You don’t have to run away,
It’s okay…it’s okay,
You know I love you anyway,
This is my chance, this is my life,
And I’m alone in an alleyway,
This is my chance, this is my voice,
There may be no tomorrow now,
This is plea, this is my need,
And now my time is standing free,
This is my step, this is my day,
And in a new world let’s never say,
It’s okay…it’s okay,
You know I love you anyway,
It’s okay…it’s okay,
You don’t have to run and hide away,
It’s okay,
It’s okay,
It’s okay,
It’s okaaaaaay,
It’s okaaay]
– IT’S O.K. by Dead Moon



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    flatlanderwifeOct 21, 2011 at 3:30 am
    I think diff. Than others who have written that when the shades go down the girl is being abused & the shades hide the abuse from prying eyes. Lyrics say the shades going down are in her head. Makes me think she is blocking out the abuse or whateve the mother is doing. Great song but very sad. Been there.

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