You see people coming from all sides
With their broken hearts and hollow eyes
And you try to love but it's easier to hate
When the seed that was planted was watered too late
Oooh oh child
Oooh oh child
Your roots stretch down to grow up wild
Roots stretch down to grow up wild

It was late last night when the doorbell rang
My brother in some trouble
He stood shaking on the doorstep in the rain
With a freight train pounding in his veins
And I took him in and cleaned him up
Gave him some water and I put him to bed
Then I cried for the sadness of his life
And his lonely struggle with addiction
Friends say oh what a shame
Mum says no one but himself to blame
But I don't want to play that game
'Cos I know the truth is not so plain
Call it a hard life or a lack of love
Call it passed down from his father
Call it lack of faith in god above
There are no easy answers
He is just a child
He is just a child
Arms stretched out for love
Arms stretched out for love
Arms stretched out for love


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    General CommentA sister reaching out to a brother battling with addiction.

    Truly sung from the heart.
    If you've been on any side of the situation, this one might make you cry.
    bk3kon March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a touching song. I haven't been on either side of this situation and she still makes me cry. The last line suggests an image of a junkie's arm stretched out for the needle. It may not be intentional but it still is brilliant.
    Johny108on August 03, 2009   Link

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