She Steadies herself, takes a breath
And steps out into the darkness
The cool night air touches her skin
She barely does notice
Afraid yet compelled of what might lie ahead
She’s intrigued by the shadows
Will she find shelter tonight?
I guess nobody knows
The darkness is cut with some headlights
A man steps out of his car
A 1980 Mercedes
In his hand he holds a cigar
He makes the girl an offer
It’s a price she cannot refuse
One night’s work for a lonely man
She has nothing new to lose

And if for a moment, time could freeze
You would see this girl is begging upon her knees
Though she masks it well, from the outside
Within herself she’s giving up, as time goes by

They pull up outside of a motel
And book in for just the night
She follows him to a one-bedroom unit
Walks in and turns off the light
As they lie there beneath the covers
And he holds her as if she were his
She tries to pretend that it is something more
Than what she was payed to give
The morning comes quickly
Once again she’s all alone
Last nights pay is sitting on the table
But there is no number to phone
She goes to her bag, and takes from it
Something to ease the pain
The needle pricks her sharply
She’s feeling warm again

And if for a moment, time could freeze
You would see this girl is begging upon her knees
Though she masks it well, from the outside
Within herself she’s giving up, as time goes by






Lyrics submitted by CaseyJHartnett

Misappropriated Youth song meanings
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