"My Orphanage" as written by and Melora Creager....
I have been held in this orphanage for longer than my years.
I am made to eat this horrid porridge.
They box me on the ears.
How often I vow to flee, to go.
But this is the only home I know.
My stammered speech, my one suitcase,
My Orphanage, My hateful place.
Like that case, this place I carry
Inside of me.
It's not so very heavy for a stocky child.

They said my mama's loose.
They said she was wild.
Though I never knew or saw that woman sent with me this fatal flaw.
My strange and puffy moon-like face,
My Orphanage,
My hateful place.
My stringy hair, my lack of grace,
My Orphanage,
My hateful place.

I could have been lucky like them
Happy families
Look in my
Dark, rotted hardened heart and you will see:

The downcast glance, the empty embrace
Of my orphanage,
My hateful place.

I'm an evil thing.
I am way full of something
That was left by the side of the road.
I am chipped, curly-lipped.
Never any kindness was shown.

No one else is here,
My Orphanage, My Dear.

It's in me. It's a part.
My Orphanage, My Heart.

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"My Orphanage" as written by Melora Creager


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    General CommentI believe she is using an orphanage as a metaphor for her heart. Thus, "my orphanage, my heart." She presents the orphanage to be a tangible thing or something she is experiencing (where she lives) until the very end, where she tosses out "my heart" and makes you rethink your perception of the meaning of the lyrics.
    kumasmashon February 02, 2010   Link

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