Let the evening in now
Let the darkness come
Shadows in your room unfold the night

Time to go to sleep now
for every man and child
Tonight you're still protected by the blackness

One was nearly seven
Her sister almost five
You'll tell us all tomorrow, Mary Bell

About how smoothly things went
and how they didn't fight
You're going back there, Mary Bell

And tell us how you found out
what no child should know
Tell us about the killing, Mary Bell

The night is dark above you
The universe is quiet
Tonight you're still protected by the blackness


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    General CommentMary Bell was a 10-year-old English girl who murdered two little boys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    Stina obviously changes the facts here. "One was nearly seven, her sister almost five" - the two *boys* Bell killed were 4 and 3. Gives the song a coating of fiction and universality. How many children are abused? How many go on to abuse others? Stina wants to protect Mary Bell, wants her to be safe, before it all went wrong for her...
    beer goodon July 18, 2006   Link

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