the fire burns bright - the bruises show the proof of the youth
yelling out their song for battle cry
why do you just sit back and watch all the kids crying in the corner of their rooms, yelling for dad to stop?

i cant stand to watch another kid,
suffer from the war of child abuse
tears wont go untold,
they'll dry up - "in the blood stained sand"

no excuse for hitting any kid -
no you didnt - think twice about taking their whole life

oh no we wont go leaving out today
children cry everyday without someone
the bond we keep we hold in our hearts of gold
turn the pages to...(this so called youth)

the fire burns bright - the bruises show the proof of the youth
breaking out their song for battle cry

i'm here to help get back your life - "your life!"
your choice - "your choice to live!"

i wont let you go down - i wont let you go cry
no life, from the day when we met
no say, in the life that you lead
you cried, on the playground we played
you screamed, no more of this game..AHH!


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