from Joey - Thursday, January 12, 2006
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This was inspired by a mixture of my own feelings being one of 8 and trying to disappear and something I read that Jules wrote about being curled up in the foetal position hoping that just one of the 'adults' would protect rather than harm her.
I cry every time I sing this song, even for other people.
Quick hide or pretend to be asleep
Someone's coming, someone's here
But there's not enough corners in one room for eight
So we sink into the corner we've made inside.
In that corner there is a tunnel,
That no man alive can find.
Even though the path to it's door
Is well worn
How dark is this place?
Will I ever, will I ever see lights face?
As I'm lost in the folds of my brain.
How long is the chain,
That I've swung this far into black?
Can it ever swing so far that it gets lost
On the way back?
Years have now gone by
It's all changed
The dark place you put me in is light
Your abhorrid behaviour gave me nothing but insight
And a strength that any warrior would be proud of
While you flounder
Your days now filled with remorse.
How dark was this place?
Didn't think I'd ever see light's face.
Now I know the folds of my brain.
Know the length of my chain
Now as bright as it was black
It never swung so far that it got lost
On the way back.