"Hush, Hush, Hush" as written by and Paula Cole....
Long white arms
Losing their strength and form
Sixty year man on twenty year old skin
Skeleton, your eyes have lost their warmth
Look to your father for some support

Hush hush hush
Says your daddy's touch
Sleep sleep sleep
Says the hundredth sheep
Peace peace peace
May you go in peace

Cruel joke you waited so long to show
The one that you wanted wasn't a girl
All your life you kept it hidden inside
Now when you step
You stumble
You die


Oh maybe next time
You'll be Henry the 8th
Wake up tomorrow, alexander the great
Open your eyes in a new life again
Oh maybe next time
You'll be given a chance

Hush hush hush

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"Hush, Hush, Hush" as written by Paula Cole

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    General CommentThis is an amazingly powerful song. I think it's about a young, gay male who is dying of AIDS. His family probably doesn't approve, so he is afraid to go to them with his ailment. The part that Peter Gabriel sings is reassuring him that next time around things will be better. He will be someone important and special, and he won't die so young. This song makes me cry every time. It is a beautiful piece of music.
    LittleBriddieon June 25, 2003   Link

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