"Child I Will Hurt You" as written by Alice Glass and Ethan Kath....
Keep them locked away
Reduce them to strays
Clean their cuts and scrapes

Mercy we abstain
Hope you’re entertained
Snow covers the stain

Foray forever

Taught them with solace
They know a soft caress
To lower your defense

Hide all that you could
Done for the greater good
It’s later understood

Foray forever


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"Child I Will Hurt You" as written by Ethan Kath Alice Glass

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    General Commentalmost started crying...2deep4u
    halfadonuton November 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is a dark take on parenting, especially the parenting of young children. Its hinting at the way adults protect children being like a prison to the children.

    Keep them locked away
    Reduce them to strays
    Clean their cuts and scrapes

    About how parents lock their children away to protect them from the world, thereby making children feel like strays, as they don't feel as if they can belong to the world outside their protective family.

    Mercy we abstain
    Hope you’re entertained
    Snow covers the stain

    About how in the adult world there is no mercy, and how in the adult world bad things can't just be resolved quickly like 'cleaning cuts and scrapes', how bad things fade away in time.

    Foray forever

    Taught them with solace
    They know a soft caress
    To lower your defense

    How parents teach children with comfort/ love, which is a direct contrast to how people are taught in the adult world.

    Hide all that you could
    Done for the greater good
    It’s later understood

    How parents tend to avoid telling their children about bad things in the world, to try and preserve their childhood for as long as possible. How when the children turn into adults, they begin to realize through experience why their parents did that.

    Foray forever
    LoudSilenceson October 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, doesn;t it just sound like a beautiful song to fall in love to?
    marchlo101on February 22, 2013   Link

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