STANDING IN THE HALLWAY

Words and Music by Caroline Waters

She was standing in the hallway
With a sunburn on her nose
She was holding her breath
'Cause she knew she was too close
She didn't wanna think about
The times when she was caught
Listening to the moon

It was dark outside
And the rain was pouring down
On the castle on the hillside
Not far away from town
She didn't wanna think about
The hole in the wall
In the basement where they left her
When she had broken the rules

She could feel her heart was pounding
As she slowly turned around
To face the old black shadow
And the smile and then the frown
She didn't wanna think about
The pain and the shame
When they made her play the game

He took her face in his hands
And told her she was bad
How could a four-year-old
Make her mom so sad
She didn't wanna think about
The screaming in her head
Every time they took her childhood away

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