"Tina" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Kirkpatrick Seals....
Tina's eyes are clear chrysolite
How can we not notice her
Now they only stare at her burns
Her small voice so full of honesty

Take care of my loves
I can't hold on
Keep me alive while I die

They can't not notice her sickness
Like their own dung sprayed with perfume
They try not to hear her speaking
But they can't hear anything else

Take care of my loves
I can't hold on
Keep me alive while I die

I missed my chance
Send one more
I'm not wasting this
I missed my chance
Send one more chance
I'm not wasting this one more chance


Lyrics submitted by FlyleafLover

"Tina" as written by James Culpepper Sameer Bhattacharya

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI can't even begin to explain the impression this song left on me. It's hard to describe what I was feeling tonight as I stood there in the audience of a Flyleaf and Three Days Grace show and this song was introduced. I remember feeling ... horrified at what this woman did to herself, but amazed at how she was saved and able to live to tell Lacey her story so that others could be warned and aware. Lacey said that a woman approached her and told her that she used to think marriage and children would solve all her problems, that she'd be happy for ever after. But her husband abused her so badly that she no longer wanted to wake up in the morning so she poured gasoline on herself and lit herself on fire. She said it was such terrible pain that she just prayed for release and then she passed out in a coma. When she woke up and found that she was alive, she knew there was a god and that she had the opportunity to tell her story to others.
    That is true courage and faith. Praise God! Rock on, Lacey! You're beautiful! And God bless, lady.
    Aulakausson February 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I was at a flyleaf concert, Lacey (the singer) said that this song is about a girl that she met at a concert who was burned by her boyfriend.
    tkay25on August 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song. I was looking for it and I found it for like 88 cents. It rocks.
    WishingForYouon October 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Also the girl didn't get burned by her boyfriend really. Lacey said that her boyfriend made her do that, be he didn't treat her right, and it made her feel bad so she decided to light herself on fire.
    FlyleafRoxon October 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg how could anyone be so horrid? flyleaf is amazing
    xxsyntheticxxon December 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGo to youtube.com then search, tina flyleaf , then click the first video it will have her in concert telling the meaning of the song. I's very sad.
    jessie6612on January 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe story about the woman who burned herself is totally correct. She was being abused at home by her husband, and things got so bad that she completely gave up hope of ever having a good life. So she lit herself on fire, and as she was standing there, burning alive, she said it was the most excruciating pain that she had ever gone through. She thought to herself "If there is a god, my pain will go away." And then she went into a coma. When she came to, she knew she had to tell her story to everyone.

    It was great last night. Lacey is a really emotional singer anyway, but when she was telling this story, you could see the tears in her eyes, and the audience was absolutely captivated. It was beautiful.
    Katwoman528on February 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw this in concert. Flyleaf brought back my faith, and that story was a big part of that. This really hits home.
    *Soulesseyes*on May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's such an amazing song and hearing lacey tell the story is really just captivating!!
    hinderistheshiton August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis story is about a girl named tina who met lacey at a concert.
    she was burned all over, and lacey said it was almost too hard to look at her.
    tina said she used to be beautiful, and she got married to a man and had a baby, and everything was happy, until he started to beat her.

    she said it all became too much, so she covered herself in gasoline and lit herself on fire.
    she said it was so excruciating that in that moment she prayed for the first time in her life: "if God is real, take my pain away"
    and He did; tina went into a coma, and when she awoke, she knew there was God.
    black¤rose2011on September 30, 2007   Link

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