"In The Flesh" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew....
She walks these empty streets alone
Looking for something they call "home"
Hoping to find some peace of mind
Sometimes we need to walk alone

She is set on running away
Though her mom was yelling she must stay
A wind beaten bird for reasons unheard
Sometimes it is best to run away

So fly away, fly away, fly away
Don't be afraid, don't hesitate, fly away

Some wear their bruises on their skin
Others hide their scars deep within
She has a wound close to her womb
Blames herself for letting it in

So fly away, fly away, fly away
Don't be afraid, don't hesitate, fly away
But She's afraid, she's afraid, she's afraid
Anyway
See those eyes, see those eyes, see those eyes
Hate and lies, a fire that slowly dies
But She will fly, she will fly, she will fly
Before it dies

Sometimes the hands that feed
Must feed a mind with a sick need
And the hands that clutch can be
The same hands that touch too much
Eyes that hungrily stare
Read in an access that's not there
While eyes close to hide tears
Or look away in fear
Run away!

Passing the open stores
Hiding her dirty sores
Seeking asylum among freaks and whores
What wouldn't she give to be in a society
Not learning the eyes to be closed but to see

Now she bites the words
"Never"
She kicks the ground
"Never"
Swallows her tears
"Never will I go back"
She hits the walls
"Leave me!"
Scratches herself
"Leave me!"
Begs to all Gods
"Rip me from this sick flesh!"

"I will always be there"
"No!"
She holds her ears
"You know that I love you"
Pretends that she doesn't hear
"We're in this together"
"We share the same skin"
Panic in his voice now
"Free us from sin"

"Tell me that you love me"
This is the end
"I know that you do"
Of her way
Never ever again
Follow me down

"God forgive this hunger"
"Please mommy see"
"Never tell a soul"
"Is it me?"
A child will love its parents
Will follow them down

She swears to the pavement's heart of stone
That these city lights will be her home
But still as they burn she will return
Back to the adults. . . of her home.


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"In the Flesh" as written by Daniel Gildenloew

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    General CommentKeeping it simple, it seems to be about child abuse (possibily sexual), perhaps from a parent, and how it's affected her life, who she is.
    o210non February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAdditionaly she tries to walk away from home. But soon she recognizes that runnin away wont seperate her from her "sick flesh"- she resigns and walks home.
    funkgotton May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much.
    Anilandon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite pos song after beyond the pale..agrees with what others said..i thnk HE tries to keep her from running away by telling things like you know that i love you and etc..
    crownlesson May 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin addition to what guys above me said..
    crownlesson May 08, 2008   Link

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