"Sarah Yellin'" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts and Robert Todd Harrell....
She says I got something to say
She knows what she says will change everything
She's laid through so many sleepless nights
She's cryin', she's cryin', she's cryin'

[Chorus]
Mother, that man took my soul away
Father, how could you ever treat me this way?
Brother, I won't ever let him do this again
This time it's over.
I'm gonna make it end

Now it's over
The old man is dead
Lyin' on the ground
Bullet in his head
She stood at the foot of the guilty bed last night
She held what could set her free for the rest of her life
She did all that she said that she planned to do
She's through, she's through, she's through

[Chorus]


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"Sarah Yellin'" as written by Matthew Darrick Roberts Bradley Kirk Arnold

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    General CommentThis is a really deep song. When it finally clicked & I really heard the lyrics I played it like five times in a row. My father was like Sarah's, but I never got to shoot him. (I just don't speak to my parents for years at a time because I can't deal with the BS.)
    JustJulieon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really deep song. When it finally clicked & I really heard the lyrics I played it like five times in a row. My father was like Sarah's, but I never got to shoot him. (I just don't speak to my parents for years at a time because I can't deal with the BS.)
    JustJulieon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentQuite self explanatory if you think into it a little bit, there shouldn't be any confusing at all. About a girl who has a very abusive father and he beats her and everything, and it really hurts her and everything, so one day she decides she is sick of it all and shoots her father...
    That simple, very emotional idea for a song...
    I hate the abuser types.....-_-' Thank god I'm not one, This song is pretty cool though, not 3 doors down best, but not their worst...
    Furiokuon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think the song implies sexual abuse as well, hence the line "she stood at the foot of the guilty bed last night"
    NineInchDoorsDownon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with nineinchdoorsdown. "that man took my soul away" always implies sexual abuse, too. this is a very powerful song. 3 doors down deserves a lot of respect. this song really gets into the rage a girl can feel in a situation like this.
    lauraleyeon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment(sorry.. i meant ALSO implies sexual abuse...)
    lauraleyeon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favourites. I work for Social Services and know of so many girls (and, indeed, guys) who would love the opportunity to shoot the perpetrator of their abuse.
    I really love the line "she's through, she's through, she's through"
    This is a really powerful song. It's also really good to sing.
    swedeon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought this song told the same story as Aerosmith's Jainie's Got a Gun.

    The two are both about girls who were abused by their fathers (I've always assumed there was a sexual connotation in addition to other abuses), got a gun, and took matters into their own hands because no one helped them.
    wolfperson1on January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI tried that once... but it was with a knife, not a gun.
    I didn't have the guts though because I figured if I did it, he'd be dead so they wouldn't be able to put him in jail and I'd go to jail because I killed him.
    I have too much to live for (like everyday boreDUMB and my boyfriend)
    The_Drummers_Angelon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with NineInch,
    I do thinkt the song implies sexual mental and pyschical abuse,
    When I first heard the song I hit repeat,
    I like this song a very deep meaning to it,
    One of there top 10 I think.
    Storms_Lullabyson May 17, 2006   Link

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