Hush, baby don’t cry
Just get through this night
Overcome

Cuz all that you are
Is broken inside
But they’ll never know
They’ll never know

Don’t think that they’ll change
They push you away
Far from home

Cuz all that they are
Is broken inside
But they’ll never know
They’ll never know

Don’t you cry tonight
Rest your weary eyes
Cuz all that you are
Is broken inside
It’s nothing you could change
It’s nothing you could hide
It’s nothing you could hide

(piano and violin)

Pink flowers and bows
That’s all you should know
And summer days

Cuz all that you are
Is beautiful child
But they’ll never know
They’ll never know

So don’t you cry tonight
Rest your precious eyes
Cuz all that you are
Is beautiful child
It’s nothing they could change
It’s nothing you could hide
It’s nothing you should hide

Oh oh oh

Cuz all that you are
Is beautiful child
But they’ll never know
They’ll never know


Lyrics submitted by ticklishpear

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    General CommentI'm not exactly sure on what this song means. I think it may be about the little girl loosing her parents and then being moved from the place she knew and grew up. And even though this girl is small, it really broke her, loosing her parents. And the singer knows that she shouldn't have to deal with all this at such a oung age and just wants her to feel better and feel like a little girl. That may sound confusing but it's how I see it lol
    iluvothon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThats how I see it too, or something very scarring happening to a young girl. It is such a beautiful song, sad but beautiful.
    meagan3on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of agree with 'iluvoth', I think it's about a little girl who loses her parents or her parents left her behind for a reason. Now they'll never know how hurt she is, how beautiful she'll become, ... In my eyes it's about how the girl is too young and too innocent to deal with all the sadness but she doesn't have to hide it because it's a part of her, and this doesn’t have to change her also her parents will never know who she’ll become. The singer wants her to not lose her innocent and not to grow up too much through all what happened, she’s just supposed to be the same little girl before everything happened.

    It's such an amazing song, so sad but beautiful at the same time ...
    GirlinTheCafeon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about hearach someone lost a loved one and how they should be brave and not cry
    pwincesshisoon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone being heartbroken in general and about overcoming that misery. Nonetheless it's a beautiful song.
    mersixcoreon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a little girl being abused, and speaking of how she shouldn't need to deal with this. She should be able to be a child ("Pink flowers and bows"). And her parents won't ever know how they destroyed her, how they tore her apart. And the reason that they are abusing her is because they too are broken inside but they will never realize that.

    It's a sad song, but so so so beautiful.
    bflywingson January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely could have multiple meanings. I think the most convenient one I can come up with is that it's a friend speaking to someone who's kind of an outcast. The person is saying that you should never change who you are to try and fit in with people who aren't like you because they'll just shut you out. It's either that or they'll accept you but make you do things that aren't you. Like when it says "they'll push you away farther from home". I don't know, it's hard to explain. I think the meaning of the song is much more complex than what most people would say it is, you know?
    margie08_40on February 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song has so many different meanings. it can also be about a heartbroken teenager...
    myheartisyoursxxon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree more with 'margie'. when i listen to the song i get the impression that its a girl who wants to fit in and does so much for people because thats just who she is and its 'nothing' she 'can hide' and shes broken insdie because she does so much for people that sometimes she would expect just alittle more from some people instead of them just taking advantage of her and breaking her heart over and over again and it tears her apart and she just wants them to know but shes too scared to say anything, but there is someone there who stays by her side letting her know what she should do and that no matter what she does shes still like an angel to them.
    thats just what i think anyways..
    hillykaton June 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat interpretations margie and hillykat! ross copperman said he wrote this song for his little sister.
    baleson September 06, 2009   Link

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