hey kid, what are you lookin' at. how'd you get so evil so fast.
where's your mom, where's your dad. what did they teach you.
did they touch you. i can't believe this happened to you. i promise
it's not supposed to be this way. but you have no right to repeat
the same. she's not yours this ain't a game. step back watch where
your hands go. they might come back to haunt you. it might do you
good to cut 'em off. better that than to rip her off. you're a thief an
abomination. lucky for you i'm no assassin. i love her you
distorted her view. God help me not to distort you. so let's just say
you're blessed. blessed that i never met you.

hey you son of a preacher man. i got some words for you. repent
for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. you stole somethin' that you can't
give back from the one i love. and now she's forced to pray daily
to fight against your flashbacks. so lets just say you're blessed.
blessed that i never met you.

hey you, you better take your eyes
off of her. your eyes are evil so look away. i'm warnin' you there'll
be hell to pay hell to pay. x2

little girl don't you cry. this boy can't steal what's inside. let my Father
hold you up. heal the thoughts that make you throw up.
i know this life has been hard on you. but the next will never end.
only thing i know to do is to ask my Father to heal you. no soap will
ever scrub away the memories the memories.

hey you, you better take your eyes off of her. your eyes are evil
so look away. I'm warnin' you there'll be hell to pay hell to pay. x2

i'm sorry sorry little girl don't you cry. you're beautiful beautiful beautiful
i love you, i love you.
Father heal us. won't you hear us. show us Your mercy forever.
i love you, i love you

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    This song talks about a guy who raed someone close to the person who wrote this. He's angry with the guy that did this, but tells him that God will forgiven him if he repents.

    SeaAngel72on June 05, 2002   Link
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    The writer's friend (or whatever she is to him) has been violated sexually. He sees the pain that she is going through. The first two verses and the choruses are all about his anger towards the guy that did this to her. He HATES him and desires vengence. In the last two verses, there is a shift in focus to the girl. Once he gets past the anger, all he wants is to help the girl move on and overcome. It's as if he realizes that he can't change what has happened, but instead turns his efforts to dealing with the aftermath. It is a very accurate portrait of human emotion in a situation that few people are willing to talk about.

    nofameloston June 09, 2002   Link
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    This song is amazing how the music mirrors his rage but when his lyrics and tone switch to love and compassion, so does the music. This is my favorite song off Engage so far.

    androachon June 17, 2002   Link
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    This song is so awesome live...I cried my eyes out...it hits kinda close to home... But this song is about Dave's (the lead singer) wife who was raped, and then a non-christian girl he met at one of their shows who told him that she was raped and she was crying and all that...and he wrote this song for them and for the people who violated them

    Justifide217on July 04, 2002   Link
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    I figured the song was written in part of his wife. I didn't know for sure if she was sexually assaulted or not. I highly admire Dave for his lyrical strength in this song, and his faith abling him to love and cherish his wife after such a thing happened to her. I'm sure that the work towards the relationship was hard and sometimes painful........but obviousily worth the effort because they are now married. God works wonders. Praise the Lord!

    Punkster017on August 20, 2002   Link
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    yeah, this song IS a true story. and i give mad props to dave for writing it, it is such a good song. the lyrics and emotion are just SO awsome. but, i mean, we can't give all the credit to dave, because, just like he says, he's just a tool that God uses, and he doesn't seek fame with what he writes. so, i guess, mad props to God for letting something good come out of the girl who was raped by letting dave write this awsome song and spread the Word...

    MVDrummerGurlon August 25, 2002   Link
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    To me this song helps me to sleep at night because I was raped alittle over a month ago, and i spend every night crying and trying to figure out what I coulda done to stop what happened. It also helps me to remember who to turn to when i need help. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

    Cried_Outon September 03, 2002   Link
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    Beautiful song...God is sooo good when you call on him and need him! Pax217 is definetly gifted!

    Lilakon April 09, 2003   Link
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    wow, so powerful! cried out, HE is the almighty healer, he will hold you. this song, even though i wasn't raped, hits home because i can relate to the anger he has toward the rapist, and toward the girl. the words just speak to me. "you're beautiful, i love you, i love you." Jesus rocks!

    special K 2on May 01, 2003   Link
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    again like Cried out.. i was raped by my then boyfriend when i was in ninth grade.. and that was 4 years ago. this song has been my only way to vent and realease.. i pray a lot although i am not religious... and it seems as though when i am having flashbacks this song can make it go away.. i am so greatful for pax 217 to write this song

    SilentScreamon June 20, 2003   Link

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