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Silent Victim

(unreleased song, 1984)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Verse 1:

Growing up in a closet
where your Secret hides
your Fear
till you hear Daddy's name
oh the nightmare's just beginning

You pretend you're asleep
your mother's gone
you hear his footsteps
no sweet dream
can erase him from your
memory

Chorus:

Silent Victim
It's just your word
against his, he says
with a caress
but you pray it will
be over
Silent Victim
don't you blame yourself
'cause it's not your fault
you must speak up
don't you let him tell you
no one will take your side
everyone swears you're lying
no one will take your side
Silent Victim

Verse 2:

You just don't understand
what you've done
could Mother really
be that dumb
Hate begins to have
a meaning
for school you have to
write an essay
on your family
Teachers just assume
they don't have to check
for cheating

Chorus:

Silent Victim
It's just your word
agains his, he says
with a caress
but you pray it will
be over
Silent Victim
don't you blame yourself
'cause it's not your fault
you must speak up
don't you let him tell you
no one will take your side
everyone swears you're lying
no one will take your side
Silent Victim


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