“Phoenix II”

Sadie’s just a pretty girl;
In a corner of her childhood
Her eyes close.
The sound of a fight,
From the living room
Comes to knock at her door.
It’s like she’s stuck in a nightmare,
Drowned in the pillow,
Counting the days on her wrists
And back to disaster,
Back to the same mistakes,
Sadie, tonight we’re leaving.

Grab your backpack, now,
Take a coat and your dreams
And let’s forget this town;
From the top of the hills
I’ll show you the world,
I’ll show you how to be
Seventeen again.

Sadie’s nothing but a girl
In the shadows of a bitter smile again.
Those voices linger in her head
But the pouring rain’ll erase
The pain of the daydreams
Painted in her eyes,
Counting the stars in the sky
And back from the memories,
Back to the white lies,
Chin up, my darling,
We’re safe and sound,

Grab your backpack, now,
Take a coat and your dreams
And let’s forget this town;
From the top of the hills
I’ll show you the world,
I’ll show you how to be
You again.

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