lyrics & music by Tim Hollinger
© 2002 Sucherman Bros Records all rights reserved
how did we ever become
I felt your pain inside me
so symbiotic, the fact
that I don't know you
makes no difference to me
deafened by your silent screams
living your dying takes
away part of me
I'm not sure how or why
your cries caught my attention
now I'm left grieving here
with no help to give
confrontation only saddens
I can't believe the cruelty here
to force the fear of death on you
before you have lived
subdued and barely breathing
tongue tied and petrified
this world's unleashed its grime
upon you too soon
I take the bruises unseen
my spirit, raped, alongside
I bleed for every one of you
I can't close my wounds
who would allow this?
don't comprehend how one would peer
this total lack of conscience
who feeds from others through their fear
without redress or remorse
unmoved even by her tears
who would allow this?
please somebody stop this
now tied and waiting fearful
for time to discontinue
now hurting for the hope
it won't be too long
I grit my teeth in anger
as every speeding second closes
time drags on through fleeting moments
now come and gone
sensing your fear if I could
break through to reach you I would
let you know I'm here so you
won't be alone
he, in a rush of power felt
no one else mattered and that
people were mere playthings he could
take for his own
...for you...I have few words for you
taking power over me...are you amused?
if possible you know I would break you
as my rage boils...evaporates...
I'm left with nothing
swirling up through gray layers of sleep
I start to wake from a peaceful dream
my compehension vague...am I still asleep?
now a real sense of fear overtakes me
with no thought I do what's ordered me
silently begging for someone to notice me
I try to scream as I numb to my fingertips
a muffled hiccup is all that escapes my lips
hoping to faint I swoon with sleep from before
my blood freezes as we walk out the front door
counting down path lights to the end of the drive
could be the last time I count them alive
night breeze chills me at the end of the street
I glance back at my home...no one's coming after me
this can't be happening...I ache from inside
now trapped behind a door that doesn't open from inside
sleeping homes, silent, as we move past I see
Why hasn't someone seen me, please, somebody help me!
moving down the hillside I silently pray
a breakdown, an accident, something to block our way
past the fields, poles, homes into the night
all moving so quickly....towards finality
street lamps blur against a blackened sky
as waves of fear flood hope from my eyes
why won't someone tell me?
why is time the enemy?
I could lay down my life
somehow that's not enough from me
hit stop, rewind, try it again
one left turn, change history
why didn't we see?
why couldn't we see?
where are you?