The Robert Murdock Band

The Robert Murdock Band

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Rock - Alternative | Edison, New Jersey, United States
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

A heartstring-tugging storyline about child abuse, told in third person.

Story Behind the Song

I was inspired to write this song by the Joel Steinberg Child Abuse Case.

Lyrics

A LITTLE CHILD MAKES YOU CRY WITH HER SMILE.
YOU SEE THE FEAR AND ANGER ETCHED IN HER EYES.
THE TRUTH IS STRANGLED HIDING BEHIND THE LIES.
THIS HEART HAS FROZEN AT TENDER AGE OF NINE.

ALTHOUGH SHE PRAYS EACH LONELY NIGHT
NO ANSWERS COME FROM UP ABOVE. ALL SHE NEEDS IS HER MOTHER'S TOUCH,
A GENTLE KISS, AND WORDS OF LOVE.

CHORUS:
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
THEY'VE PLAYED THIS SCENE SO MANY TIMES BEFORE.
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

ANOTHER CHILD DISPLAYED ON THE EVENING NEWS.
A BIG TIME LAWYER DEFENDS HIS CLIENT'S VIEWS.
THE PROSECUTION PUBLICLY STATES THEIR CASE.
THEY'LL SHOW THE BRUISES ON LITTLE JOHNNY'S FACE.

FATHER SWEARS HIS BOY FELL DOWN THE STAIRS,
AND HE NEVER EVEN RAISED A HAND. BUT THEN HIS GUILTY FACE TURNED WHITE WITH FEAR
WHEN THEY CALLED JOHNNY UP TO THE STAND.

[CHORUS]

THE ADOLESCENT INNOCENCE IS SINKING IN QUICKSAND.
THROW OUT YOUR LINES 'CAUSE THEY'RE STILL REACHING FOR AN ANGEL'S HAND.

ALTHOUGH SHE PRAYS EACH LONELY NIGHT,
NO ANSWERS COME FROM UP ABOVE.
ALL SHE NEEDS IS HER MOTHER'S TOUCH, A GENTLE KISS,
AND WORDS OF LOVE.

YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
THEY'VE PLAYED THIS SCENE SO MANY TIMES BEFORE.
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
YOU MIGHT COVER YOUR EARS AND SHUT YOUR EYES
BUT THOSE FRIGHTFUL SOUNDS
WILL SHIVER YOUR WORLD TONIGHT, THE WORLD TONIGHT,
YOUR WORLD TONIGHT, YEAH.

YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
THEY'VE PLAYED THIS SCENE SO MANY TIMES BEFORE.
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY,
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY,
YOU CAN HEAR THEM CRY
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

Song Length
4:59
Genre
Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Moving

Subject Matter
Infinity, Heartbreak


Language
English

Lyric Credits Robert Murdock
Music Credits Robert Murdock
Producer Credits Robert Murdock / Plinky Giglio
Publisher Credits Robert Murdock
Performance Credits The Robert Murdock Band
Label Credits Dockside Music Records