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With your mother's cameo brooch
Sat at the foot of her bed taking notes

You watched her since you were small
You are the new belle of the ball

With your father's bruise on your arm
Telling me it's no cause for alarm
Stop pushing people away
You can't live your life this way

I will always be there for you
Whenever you need me, someone to talk to

With your sister's love for her dad
You tell her it's the piano teacher that has been bad
You said you hadn't learnt your scales
She said you were going off the rails

But that was nothing to what you are now
And I'm not picking holes and I don't want to row

But people are getting scared
We can see your bones, and we were unprepared

I will always be there for you
Whenever you need me, someone to talk to

I will always be there for you
Whenever you need me, someone to talk to

I will always be there for you
Wenever you need me, someone to talk to



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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    A sad song about a girl getting hit by her father, "with
    Your fathers bruise on your arm". Who doesn't tell anyone, she even tells her sister it was her piano teacher who hit er for not learning her scales because her sister loved their dad. Then her friend/boy friend and encourages her to "stop living your life this way" presumably encouraging her to tell the police.
    It is also about her growing up, with multiple references to her mums cameo brooch which she is wearing much like stepping into her mothers shoes who may of passed away.

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