"In The Darkened Room" as written by and David Sabo Rachel Southworth....
In a darkened room
Beyond the reach of God's faith
Lies the wounded, the shattered remains of love betrayed
And the innocence of a child is bought and sold
In the name of the damned
The rage of the angels left silent and cold

Forgive me please for I know not what I do
How can I keep inside the hurt I know is true

Tell me when a kiss of love becomes a lie
That bears the scar of sin too deep
To hide behind this fear of running unto you
Please let there be light
In a darkened room

All the precious times have been put to rest again
And the smile of the dawn
Brings tainted lust singing my requiem
Can I face the day when I'm tortured in my trust
And watch the crystallize
While my salvation it crumbles to dust

Why can't I steer the ship before it hits the storm
I've fallen to the sea but still I swim for shore

Tell me when a kiss of love becomes a lie
That bears the scar of sin too deep
To hide behind this fear of running unto you
Please let there be light
In a darkened room


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"In a Darkened Room" as written by Rachel Bolan Southworth David Michael Sabo

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    General CommentThe song is obviously about child abuse. The band is not bashing God they are questioning why God would allow something so horrific. Unless you were sexually abused as a child you have absolutely no idea how abandoned you feel by God. I was molested multiple times in my childhood and regardless of my faith I questioned why such a horror was allowed to happen to me. Pretty standard, normal response. Skid row got into the mind of the abused and poetically expressed the feelings they experience. So please get off your soap box only speak about things in which you have a clue about. A molested child is taught to say everything is great and God is good. A person never heals concealing their wounds and denying their scars.
    Tigger44on February 05, 2016   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really good
    took me a while to get into it though
    AJGullo23on July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems like a child abuse/molestation song to me.
    Justintimeon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI remember sitting in a darkened church parking lot early one morning struggling with my faith. I had some questions for God. I have since (by Jesus' grace) had those questions answered.
    King David wrote in a Psalm that no matter where he made his bed (in Hell, or the depths of the sea, or in Heaven) God was there. So I don't agree with the opening line that claims there is a place beyond the reach of God's faith. He is omni-present. Even in Hell God's wrath will be known. Only a unregenerate heart would claim God is limited in His power.
    I like the comments by Justintime. It could be about those subjects. Consider that without God [Jesus] (an absolute standard of right and wrong) that those heinous acts (while temporally judged) go unpunished. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. I thank God for His Light in my life.
    How do we reconcile a theodicy? Outside of the Christian worldview, evil doesn't exist. In an evolutionary materialistic universe there is a just physical pain. How does the Christian reconcile the evil in this world? They accept God's authority. God governs this universe by judging sin. Job questioned God on this matter, and in the end put his hand over his mouth, then said I cannot contend with the Almighty. If you have questions please seek pastoral advice. Read the book of Job, pray that God would open your mind and heart.
    Bahnseniteon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of Skid Row's top 5 best songs PERIOD
    magoosh008on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song is about child abuse...
    And to Bahnsenite, you annoy me, not everything is about god. And you act like Adam and Eve are your aunt and uncle.
    RunOfTheMillon May 04, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationit's about the search for Christ. but also about child abuse. i think Sebastian is searching for Christ so he can see that there is also good in such a seemingly Evil world.
    sixx1980on September 15, 2009   Link

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