"The Child Inside" as written by and Martin Gore....
There is darkness and death in your eyes
What have you got buried inside?
The shallow grave in your soul
The ghosts that have taken control

You really should have dug a little deeper there
Body parts are starting to appear and scare
The child inside away

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

I can see you drifting away
Heading for the light
I can see you drifting away
Every night

Why were you always inside?
On days when the weather was fine
And while we were running around
You were nowhere to be found

You know you should have taken all your dolls to bed
Well you were made to play games with your soul instead
The child inside you died


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"The Child Inside" as written by Martin Gore

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    My Opinionbloody capitalism, pushes you to work work work only work no time for anything else and consequences? we all become robots, child inside all of us is dead, nothing left to spark joy and happiness
    Aulooon May 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA song about tragic abuse and the repression of those horrible acts, leading to the loss of a will to live.

    And if you hate capitalism, can you really come up with a better alternative?
    thomas1122on May 30, 2017   Link

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