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[MARTHA]
There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.

You say, "Time for bed now, child,"
Mom just smiles that smile-
Just like she never saw me
Just like she never saw me...

So, I leave, wantin' just to hide.
Knowin' deep inside
You are comin' to me.
You are comin' to me...

You say all you want is just a kiss goodnight,
And then you hold me and you whisper,
"Child the Lord won't mind.
It's just you and me.
Child you're a beauty."

"God, it's good-lovin'-ain't it good tonight
You ain't seen nothin' yet-gonna treat you right.
It's just you and me.
Child you're a beauty"

[ILSE]
I don't scream. Though I know it's wrong.
I just play along.
I lie there and breathe.
Lie there and breathe...

I wanna be strong-
I want the world to find out
That you're dreamin' on me,
Me and my "beauty"

[BOTH]
Me and my "beauty"...

You say all you want is just a kiss goodnight,
And then you hold me and you whisper,
"Child the Lord won't mind.
It's just you and me.
Child you're a beauty."

"God, it's good-lovin'-ain't it good tonight
You ain't seen nothin' yet-gonna treat you right.
It's just you and me.
Child you're a beauty"

There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.

There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.

There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.

There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.

There's a part I can't tell
About the dark I know well.



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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    It's about the sexual abuse martha's father afflicted upon her.
    I know isle was abused as well, but was it sexual abuse?
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    It is the anger and inner struggle martha has for her mother and father. He rapes her, and she does nothing. Also ilse is abused at home. So this is an anthem about anger and loss but also a peer bonding between martha and ilse.

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