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Does anybody know how I feel?
Sometimes I'm numb, sometimes I'm overcome
Does anybody care what's going on?
Do I have to wear my scars like a badge on my arm
For you to see me, I need release

Do I have to scream for you to hear me?
Do I have to bleed for you to see me?
'Cause I grieve, you're not listening to me
Do I need to scream?

Has anybody seen what's been done?
Where was my defense? No one heard my protest
The eyes of God were watching me
It's time to make my peace, let it go and be released
So I can breathe again
I'm on my knees

I've been marked, set apart
But I'm cut so deep and afraid of the dark
One drop of blood from the hole in Your hand
Is enough to heal me and make me stand

'Cause I'm clean, He is listening to me

I don't have to scream for Him to hear me
Don't have to bleed for Him to see me
'Cause I'm clean, He is listening to me
I don't have to scream
I don't have to bleed
'Cause I'm clean, He is listening
And I don't have to scream


Lyrics submitted by Nienna7


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    General CommentI think this song is primarily about cutting. ("Do I have to wear my scars like a badge on my arm?") But then it sounds like something traumatic happened to her (" Has anybody seen what's been done? Where was my defense? No one heard my protest...") Whatever it was that happened to her, she felt she had no voice and that is why she asks if she has to scream to be heard. In the end it changes, because she realizes that although humans will let her down, God never will.
    golden_childon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. it's so disappointing... there are like NO comments. I'm going to add these girls to my favourites because they are amazing.
    Fallen Leaveson June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnvm i don't like them that much. sorry zoegirl
    Fallen Leaveson July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. I agree with golden_child.

    =))
    candy.cloudson January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is obviously centering around self-harm as the main topic, but I also feel that the second verse indicates some sort of incident (possibly rape?) that happened to the girl.
    scarsonherarmson December 27, 2013   Link

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