1. She Ran

From the recording Karmageddon

For so many of those girls out on the street, on their own and so very young.


She ran so far away
No one knew where
She came from
She left her family behind
With no intent to return
She left a mother
Who couldn't believe
The things that were happening
To her
She left a groping
Step-father behind
She left without a word
She ran as fast as she could
From the story
That she had to tell
She left her friends
Wondering why
She left all by herself
It's not a story
So unusual
It happens every day
All of these young girls
Feel so alone
That's why they run away
She landed out on the street
Picking up men
Along the way
They gave her
Something to eat
And sometimes
A place to stay
She is alone
Like she's always been
But she feels the choice
Is her own
She chooses who
She takes to her bed
Not the man
Who lives with her mom
She will never return
To the place
Where she was betrayed
Her mother
Never looked in her eyes
When she told her
She just turned away
Making her feel
Like it was her fault
Though she never
Said it that way
Her mother just couldn't
Face living alone
So she threw
Her daughter away
She may never believe
That love
Could be any other way
She believes
That love is a fight
You just have to push
Love away
She cries
Night after night
And lives in despair
Through the day
She lives Life on her own
She thinks it's better
That way
She ran so far away
No one knew where
She came from