Broken doll, baby
And she says that
"Life's a waste"
It doesn't have to be that way

Dad threw away her mom
Her mom gave up his name
Crucified by their words
Nailed by shame

She stares into the sun
Self-inflicted pain
She sees that they're blind
Why does she take all the blame?

The rhyme has changed
Compulsion rules
Mary's little lambs
Are now raised by wolves

A voyeur with wings
Flashes a cure
She knows forbidden things
They have a lovely lure

It's alright, it's okay
Welcome to this life
Killin' time
Just watchin' the grass grow

It's alright, it's okay
Welcome to this life
Don't worry, sweet baby
'cause it's over before you know

Persecuted, she's not normal
I envy her strange ways
Seven deadly sins
Seize the hour seize the day

Her ideas need expression
Her wounds never bleed
Her beauty lives in my eyes
Too bad, she can't see

She doesn't try
I watch her spirits die
But giving up the ghost
Would feel so good

A voyeur with wings
Flashes a cure
She knows forbidden things
They have a lovely lure

It's alright, it's okay
Welcome to this life
Killin' time
Just watchin' the grass grow

It's alright it's okay
Welcome to this life
Don't worry sweet baby
'cause it's over

It's alright, it's okay
Welcome to this life
Killin' time
Just watchin' the grass grow

It's alright, it's okay
Welcome to this life
Don't worry sweet baby
'cause it's over

Crumbling Camelot
Idle teardrops
Cloudy diamonds
Freebase fun house

Expecting to fly
But she's just standing still
Every time she gets it up
She just can't close the deal

So she gives herself another way out
Walks her dog for the 50th time and files her nails
Till they bleed and she cries now
She doesn't have to try



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It's Alright It's OK Lyrics as written by Leah G. Andreone Leah Andreone

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    General CommentA small girl--witnessing her family falling apart before her eyes. May be they don't realize what all the fighting in front of her is doing to her fragile self-esteem, her stability is no longer and she just gives up on herself. She doesn't get the attention she needs--maybe her mother cares more about fixing herself rather than trying to fix what became broken inside her daughter--her father doesn't seem to care about her anymore because he's too busy trying to get rid of her mother--and there may be hints of child sexual abuse.
    leah_grrlon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my absolute favorite songs, i remember in fifth grade i'd stay up really late just to hear it on the radio... yes, this was one of the very first cds i ever bought *memories*

    i never really knew the actual story behind this song, but i always really related to it (yes, even in fifth grade). i do know now, however, that it's about her parents' divorce. she sees her family falling apart (like leah grrl said) and isn't getting any attention, possibly sees it as her fault. very beautiful.
    krystinaon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good song
    cowgirl_punkon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuality lyricist is Leah, and this song is a great album opener! Just wish she'd follow up Alchemy with a new release! C'mon Leah!
    drumajoon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy theme song.
    krizzyon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy theme song.
    krizzyon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy theme song.
    krizzyon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy theme song.
    krizzyon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy theme song.
    krizzyon January 29, 2005   Link

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