Spirit Keeper (Linda Allen) CHORUS : Little spirit keeper, little child of wonder Many years have come and gone Trembling little shoulders called to be much older How can I reach you with my song? You were four years old, and the story's an old one Your father touched you, made you promise not to tell How can I tell you that your body's all your own? Tiny girl, so alone Then you were seven and your father's game continued Bought you pretty things but he hurt you just the same How can I tell you there are those around who'd help? Little girl, so alone Then you were nine years old, your secret weighed so heavy Tried to be perfect just to hide your secret shame He called you "little tease," but child, you're not to blame Precious child, so alone You were eleven, how you longed to tell your mother You thought she'd hate you for she loved your father so Cut off from her and you couldn't risk close friends Silent child, so alone At sixteen years you finally lifted up your head Said you'd call the cops and you threw him from your bed Thought it was over, but a sister was still home Another child, so alone Now many years have passed and the shadows linger on All the midnight lovers, all the heartaches with the dawn Can we heal each other, little girl and woman grown? Frightened children, you and I MC
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