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Suzanne Vega – Luka lyrics

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    It's actually about child abuse.

    "A few years ago, I used to see this group of children playing in front of my building, and there was one of them, whose name was Luka, who seemed a little bit distinctive from the other children. I always remembered his name, and I always remembered his face, and I didn't know much about him, but he just seemed set apart from these other children that I would see playing. And his character is what I based the song Luka on. In the song, the boy Luka is an abused child - in real life I don't think he was. I think he was just different."
    - Suzanne Vega.
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    This story is about a woman who is the victim of domestic violence and is still struggling with the feelings of guilt and resignation that the abuser has inflicted upon her. Sadly I think this is the story of many women out there who are beaten and intimidated into silence. We only hope that with time they come to see how precious they really are and see that no woman deserves to be treated like this before its too late. May they gain the courage to get help and may their wounds especially the emotional ones heal with time.
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