Lamentation

from by Chelsea Marie Davis

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*this song may be triggering for survivors of sexual abuse*

lyrics

Lamentation

My body is a bombed-out house
A shell of what it used to be
A casualty of one man’s dream
He broke all the pretty things

And I scream and scream
But no one hears me over these grenades
And I scream and scream
But now his hand is covering my face

CHORUS:
Say a prayer
Be a good girl now
With a kiss, it’ll all be over soon
Hold real still--
if you like it,
we’ll get ice cream and I’ll take you to the zoo

The taste of ash invades my mouth
I feel it burn as it goes down
Disintegration is my crown
It’s a hard-won victory

And he screams and screams
And I float right through the crack there in the wall
And he screams and screams
But he doesn’t know that I’m above it all


Say a prayer
Be a good girl now
With a kiss, it’ll all be over soon
Hold real still--
if you like it,
we’ll get ice cream and I’ll take you to the zoo


But I have a secret kingdom
One that he’ll never find
I go there every time he comes
Cause it’s there my body’s mine

My body is a bombed-out house... Can’t rebuild it

credits

from Caged Bird, released March 1, 2015
Vocals: Chelsea Marie Davis
Piano: Jonathan May
String Quartet: Kathleen Robertson (Violin I), Cameron Patrick (Violin II), Darrin McCann (Viola), Peggy Baldwin (Cello)

Written by: Chelsea Marie Davis & Ana Sanchez
Arranged by: David Stal
Produced by: David Stal
Engineered by: Tom Zink
Mixed by: John Henry Kreitler & Chelsea Marie Davis
Mastered by: Ron Boustead, Resolution Mastering
Executive Producers: John Henry, Bill Cunliffe, Hots & Thomas, Jason King
Recorded at: Ming Dynasty Studios, Long Beach, CA

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Chelsea Marie Davis California

Chelsea Marie Davis is a singer\songwriter committed to authenticity and beauty. Soulful vocals, evocative lyrics & a heart for justice are hallmarks of her performances and songs.

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