"Family Affair" as written by and Abra J. Moore....
I sleep all day, what makes me feel this way?
When everything's a bust, when everything keeps losing my trust
Where do we begin with this unhappy ending?
Where do we begin after all that we've done?
How do we begin to say I forgive you?
And how do we begin to repair this family affair?

I think about the never ending way
That my day never seems to want to end
I think about the loneliness of losing a friend
Don't take it away from me
Don't take away the one love that matters

And I'll get well, you'll see
You're all I have, you're my family
Is there ever enough love, ever enough?
Where do we begin picking up the pieces?
Where do we begin after all that's been said?
And how do we begin to say I still love you?
And how do we begin to repair this family affair?

Don't take it away from me
Don't take away the one love that matters
And we'll get well, you'll see
We're all we have, we're family, family
Where do we begin?


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"Family Affair" as written by Abra J. Moore Abra Moore

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    General CommentI love this song. Everything about it is so personal. It means alot to me, and it's so easy to relate to. If you've ever had anything like a kind of family or close friend type of "crisis" where you end of not talking to them and everything almost hits rock bottom. This song is about that. Something so harsh that can completely change everything and create such an awkwardness. I love this song. It's so beautiful!
    waitingfortherainon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBut knowing of course, there's always a hope of things getting better and back to way they used to be. ^_-
    waitingfortherainon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"We're family."
    Pangson March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why - I can't listen to this sone without tears running down my cheek. I think it is the way her voice almost breaks when she sings:

    "don't take it away from me
    don't take away the one love that matters"

    When you listen to the album, the next song is "Pull Away" - both songs are Abra's appeal to her lover to stay and fight for their relationship.

    The next song is "The End" in which we see that, inevitably, the relationship ended.

    Yes, this is THE go to album for post break-up therapy! If you aren't in tears by the time you get through "The End," then you've never busted up with anyone you truly loved!
    ploodieon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNow I feel stupid - I've read that this song was written regarding her relationship with her step-mother in the time dealing with her father's death.

    I guess not everything is a sappy love song.

    It brings tears to the eyes, nevertheless!
    ploodieon October 09, 2007   Link

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