They Turned Away

I want something sweet to teach me ‘bout sweetness

I want someone to love my ugliest shafts

Peer under my skin and say

‘we’ll be okay’.   I want to be 

Carried home on a stretcher smiling

But alive enough to enjoy the cradle this time oh innocence

Comes and goes

One way love takes it

Two-way love brings it back

Bring it back

Don’t turn away

Don’t give me that look that says ‘ew you’re weird and I’m so clean’

Don’t tell me you

Haven’t looked pain in the eyes

Don’t leave me here

I showed you the spark of evil in me so you’d blow it out

Don’t tell me the worst

That your life is as good as it seems from the outside

I’m standing at a turret looking out at the world

Gripping the gun

and the sun burns my blistered lips

But I don’t feel no pain

By me I’m framed

Won’t let nothing

Melt my self-made cage I’ve got it

Complete control I’m running in slo-mo through the flames

Big screen in my mind

I can rewind and play as many times as I was left out to die

Now don’t you turn away

Don’t give me that look that says ‘ew you’re weird and I’m so clean’

Don’t tell me you

Haven’t looked pain in the eyes

Don’t leave me here

I showed you the spark of evil in me so you’d blow it out

Don’t tell me the worst

That your life is as good as it seems from the outside

And you should know

I’m wise beyond my years

And you should know

I’m tired beyond my years

I tried to show my real face

but they turned away

They turned away

I was looking for one tender embrace

and They turned away

They turned away

The germ of hate grew up to take my place

They turned away

They turned away

Waste youth once now I can’t retrace

It’s too late

It’s too late

CHORUS WITH:

There are some who could charm the pants off the gods

There are some who could win the game for the school

There are some who had it all, even winners’ grace

There are some whose houses were warm and calm

A place to go where the talk was good for the mind

A place to go where the toys were the best you could find

A place to go where words were good and kind

A place to go where no-one’s left behind

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There are some…. who could charm the pants off the gods

There are some…. whose houses were warm and calm

Don’t turn away, they turned away, don’t turn away

Don’t turn away, they turned away, don’t turn away