Story Behind The Song

The song is from a concept album, "The Life of Rosemary Ellis," telling the life story of one woman. In this song, a young girl feels the burden of her parent's dysfunctional relationship.

Song Description

A young girl feels as if she is to blame for the dysfunction of her parent's marriage.

Song Length 4:37 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Rock - Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Subject Dysfunctional Family, Daughter
Similar Artists Chrissie Hynde, Suzanne Vega Language English
Era 2000 and later


When the lights turn off and your secrets get hid beneath
Before bed all you can say is goodnight
Why can't they say I love you
How do I know their love is true

Cause when their lies come out, And the hurt can't be unseen
The doors and walls aren't enough, To keep the secrets from me

When the sun comes out and they deny what's hid beneath
Before the day they try to make it right
Why can't they find the words to say
How do I know we'll make another day


How do I know their love is true
How do I know what I can do
Just another year so many holidays
Time well spent or just thrown away
Don't you know when your secrets stay
A kid like me feels like I'm to blame


Lyrics Ireland Casteel, Phillip Casteel Music Ireland Casteel
Producer Grant Thompson Performance Ireland Casteel

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