once i knew a little girl who refused to eat
she just banged her head against the floor and didn't sleep for a week
both of her parents were mentally delayed and they
lived in constant fear that their daughter would be taken away
so instead of getting help they just pretended
that everything was okay
so i called the social worker and said "something is wrong"
she said "you know how she turns into a brat
when she doesn't get what she wants
i'll call ya later when i'm done playing with my dogs"

sometimes the world is dark and cold
and no matter what i'm told
i'm scared and i'm alone and i'm five years old
will you hold my hand?

once i knew a little guy runny nose and bruises on his thighs
and i said "hey, what happened here?"
he looked at me and said "well my dad he hates me"
so i called the social worker confidentially and she called his mom
and said "guess who thinks your husband is beating up your son?"
next thing i knew that family packed up and they were gone

back pressed flat against the wall
and they hit me with a ball
pretend it didn't hurt at all
will you hold my hand?

maybe i'll call oprah there must be something she can do
i'll say "i'm fat and i'm black and i'm sick of seeing little kids feel blue"
and me and oprah we will fix c.p.s.
and make sure the people working with kids have bigger hearts than the rest
and if you wanna have a baby you'll hafta pass a test

it sucks when for a little kid living means lying
and the only place you feel safe is pretending your flying
and you'd rather be caught dead than be caught crying
will you hold my hand?

abuse and neglect are highly contagious so
i called that social worker up and i said "hey lady you're outrageous"
she said "smarty-pants, you want a gold star?" i said
"no i wanna bash your head in with a crowbar, but
the cycle of violence has to end somewhere"

come and take a swim with me
we'll wait underwater patiently
for the output of endorphins as we're swallowed by the sea
will you hold my hand?
will you hold my hand?
will you hold my hand?


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  • +2
    General Commentobviously the song is fairly self explanatory. this woman is kind of amazing if you ask me.
    shut up hannah.on February 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood God this is a bundle of beauty wrapped up in a sliver bow with curled edges...
    knock_knock_whoon March 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me cry everytime i hear it..:[
    vivalapinkkittyon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so depressing.
    it's about all the children who are abused or neglected and how social workers are oblivious to the problems that should be right in front of them.
    at the same time, it's scary for the kids because no one knows what's happening, so they are stuck with the situation.
    xparisinflameson December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is profound. Its meaning is seriously obvious. I'm not sure what Kimya went through as a child or where exactly this song comes from but I do need to say something about social workers. Social workers work hard. Yes, there are some burned out workers but most have the biggest of hearts and best intentions. Social work is difficult. Social workers are not oblivious to problems! Problems are their job. It is easy to think social worker and associate it with a person taking your child away. In actuality, this process, if enough evidence of abuse or neglect is found, is extremely difficult! Like everything else in this world, professions, people, race, culture, politics, they all have attached stigmas. Lets think outside the box.
    MSWgirlon April 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is profound. Its meaning is seriously obvious. I'm not sure what Kimya went through as a child or where exactly this song comes from but I do need to say something about social workers. Social workers work hard. Yes, there are some burned out workers but most have the biggest of hearts and best intentions. Social work is difficult. Social workers are not oblivious to problems! Problems are their job. It is easy to think social worker and associate it with a person taking your child away. In actuality, this process, if enough evidence of abuse or neglect is found, is extremely difficult! Like everything else in this world, professions, people, race, culture, politics, they all have attached stigmas. Lets think outside the box.
    MSWgirlon April 28, 2008   Link

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