Daddy says "Come and sit on my knee"
Daddy says "You're the only girl for me"
'Cause Amelia, "You're Daddy's favorite girl"
Amelia, "Daddy loves his little girl"

Daddy comes in the dark of night
Daddy say "Don't be scared, it'll be alright"
Amelia, "Daddy hates to see you cry"
Amelia, "You're the apple of Daddy's eye"

Daddy says "Dry your tears and give me a smile"
Daddy says "If you're good I'll hold you awhile"
'Cause Amelia, "You're Daddy's precious girl"
Amelia, "Daddy loves to love his little girl"

"Daddy, tell me Daddy,
Is this really love?"

Daddy says "Don't tell Mama what I did to you"
Daddy says "If you do I'll beat you black and blue"
'Cause Amelia, "You make Daddy feel like a man"
Amelia, "Daddy loves you more than Mummy can"

"Daddy, tell me, Daddy
How can you call this love?"

Damn your Daddy to hell

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Amelia Lyrics as written by Mick Brown Craig David Adams

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis is an incredibly disturbing song about a girl being sexually abused by her father. it's an incredibly wonderful song, and the extremely creepy lyrics are sure to make you think, or at least wonder what to think.
    Pilkon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song and shows that Hussey really can write lyrics, straight in the gut message.
    JASGripenon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery touchy subject matter dealing with child abuse but done well and a great tune and well written
    sanityassassinon April 16, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningWow. I'm generally not affected by this thing you people call "shock value", but this has shocked me on both occasions that I've heard it. Such brutal lyrics.

    Though it's quite obvious, I'll say it anyway: it's about a girl named Amelia who is physically and (more notably) sexually abused by her father.
    Anilandon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat makes this song so chilling is that it spares you the detail - but the panic in his voice fills in the gaps all too well.
    Of course - in the same way that he writes the same sex song over and over again - he had to spoil this by writing "Keep It In The Family" which trivializes both the subject matter and the related song that went before it.
    imrazoron June 08, 2010   Link
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    Song FactHussey wrote this song after receiving a letter from a fan where she disclosed details of abuse at the hands of her father. Touched by the sincerity and openness of her letter, he penned "Amelia" (not the name of the actual girl)

    Some years later (apx 2004-5), the same woman contacted him again to let him know how much she appreciated the song and that she was doing well in life.
    RaisenCaneon June 21, 2018   Link

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