Childhood

The shivers
That come with the night
Imprison me
I’ve no will to fight

A lifetime of lies
Has made its mark
When the moon will rise
I am a child, afraid of the dark

Teddy, oh Teddy
Will your softness provide
The shelter that I need
From the monsters that hide
Underneath my bed
And where the shadows lie
At the end of the day
I am still afraid to die

Hold me
Or I’ll disappear
I fight this disease
Year after year

And they all said
I am so strong
But when my blood runs cold
They’ll know they were wrong

Mommy, oh Mommy
Will your sweet love provide
The shelter that I need
From the monsters that hide
Underneath my bed
And where the shadows lie
At the end of the day
I am still afraid to die

Daddy, oh Daddy
Will your abuse provide
The very skills I need
To attempt to survive
Wounds that you made
When you told me to die
At the end of the day
Your addiction is satisfied

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