"Sick Child" as written by and Siouxsie The Banshees....
And I know I never knew you
Your mind, your pain
I will melt your winter tears
If you say you will
If you could say you will

Convalescing bruised, I set my mind awake
Dare to take another look
If you say you will
If you could say you will

King of moon gloomy afternoon
Losing track of word and meter
Still shaking in this tear room like a sick child
Still shaking nothing reconciled like a sick child

Melancholia colliding out of mind
In a silver swirl, I take a lungful in
Blow a fistful out if you could say you will

King of moon gloomy afternoon
Losing track of word and meter
Make your final touch people talk too much
Madman screams an unknown language
Still shaking in the tear room like a sick child
Still shaking nothing reconciled like a sick child



Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by v8pluver

"Sick Child" as written by Martin John Mccarrick Jonathan David Klein

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    General Commenttechnology to heal the inner child?
    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWHAT?!!
    altf4on November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHow is it that next to no one has commented on this song? Its amazing.
    altf4on November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHow is it that next to no one has commented on this song? Its amazing.
    altf4on November 30, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like something bad/traumatic happened to someone and the person singing wants to comfort them. Even though the singer knows that someone, they appear different to them now because a darkness in them placed there by the bad thing is revealed (And I know I never knew you/Your mind, your pain/I will melt your winter tears/If you say you will/If you could say you will). The singer learns of the person's 'pain', seeing what they'd never noticed before (Dare to take another look). The other person is still affected by the bad thing that happened (Still shaking in the tear room like a sick child/Still shaking nothing reconciled like a sick child). It also seems like the darkness in them is making them go crazy, feel like a 'sick child' (Madman screams an unknown language) as well as depressed (King of moon gloomy afternoon). Even though the person feeling this way promises the singer they'll stop feeling sad if they can comfort them (Melancholia colliding out of mind/In a silver swirl, I take a lungful in/Blow a fistful out if you could say you will), they still can't let go of what happened to them, as is shown with the repetition of "still shaking.... like a sick child".
    v8pluveron November 20, 2015   Link

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