I recall that deep dark basement
And I recall how bad it smelled
And I hated everyone around me
I even hated myself
Which I still do
On my bad days

You punched my mother in the mouth
We fled to shelter safe and pure
But now I never feel at home
And I will never be secure
Oh, to be secure

And when you pushed my face in shit
How could that have made you feel
Like a man or like a monster
It’s your fault I can’t tell
The difference


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    General CommentA simple and yet amazing song about how witnessing and experiencing abuse as a child screws up one's sense of self and safety even into adulthood. As a kid, the narrator and his mother escaped an abusive situation, but they never truly felt safe or normal afterwards (as mentioned in the first two sections). And because he saw a father figure act like a monster, he struggles to separate that violence from his perceptions of masculinity (section three), and possibly his own identity.
    leaflibraryon September 02, 2016   Link

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