Wandering eyes taking in the whole big world
You saw so much beauty, for you were just a little girl
The world that waited before you seemed so easy to conquer,
all you thought of was that happily ever after
Daddy scared away the monsters and momma held you when you cried,
back when things were simple and all you had was time.
Sun kissed and bruised knees, messy hair while running free
Life was fun, life was simple, and the whole wide world was yours.
All you had to do was ask, precious little girl
When the storms came you would sleep in your parents bed,
I bet you never guessed you’d have to deal with the monsters in your head.
The beauty became harder to see and your smile stopped being real
Your bruised knees turned into a broken heart that took much longer to heal
The world was no longer simple, and time was rarely yours
You missed when life was simple, oh to be that little girl
No one was there to scare away the monsters or to hold you when you cried
The world was so big but there was still no place to hide
Your own mind tortured you, “you’ll never make it out alive”
Everyday was a struggle, you thought you couldn’t survive
The thoughts that consumed your head told you to just give up
“Don’t try” it said “you’re really not that tough.”
But deep inside of you, still lived that little girl.
The one with wandering eyes who still saw some beauty in the world
Amidst her pain and darkness, she clung to a shining hope
When life cried out “give up, give up” she screamed back “I won’t”
We have no way to choose the scars we will receive
but maybe it’s okay to allow ourselves to bleed
Because in the middle of that pain shines an even brighter hope
When all you want to do is give up