This Is the Last time

This Is the Last time

AndreaB's picture

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Liner Notes: 

I know this is a tough subject, but it is a very real one too. I think it is important to write about these situations. Keeping them secret will help no one, but maybe bringing them into the open may.

Note: This was not based my own personal experience.

Lyrics: 

This Is the Last Time

V1
I rushed in with blinded eyes
Discounted red flags flying high
Your possessive tendencies
I thought were signs that you loved me

V2
With this ring, our bond's complete
But, promised love turns bittersweet
By your hands, my heart bleeds
As you raise your fist to me

Chorus
I pray, this is the last time
You raise your hand to me

No more purple bruises
Bloody noses
No more broken bones

No more silent screams
Shattered dreams
No more casting stones

I pray, this is the last time
You raise your hand to me
And then promise that you're sorry

V3
I know that look in your eyes
I've seen it a hundred times
Drowned in too many drinks tonight
You've come home to pick a fight

V4
You won't see fear in my eyes
Even though I'm paralyzed
I know where this is leading to
There's nothing I can say or do

Chorus
I pray, this is the last time
You raise your hand to me
No more purple bruises
Bloody noses
No more broken bones

No more silent screams
Shattered dreams
No more casting stones

I pray, this is the last time
You raise your hand to me
And then promise that you're sorry

Bridge
There's a fine line
Between love and hate
Last night you sealed our fate
I've been saving some money
Hidden in a tin of tea
Last night was the last time
You ever raise your hand to me

Chorus
I say, this is the last time
You ever raise your hand to me

No more purple bruises
Bloody noses
No more broken bones

No more silent screams
Shattered dreams
No more casting stones

I say, this is the last time
You ever raise your hand to me
And then promise that you're sorry

Outro
Goodbye to every last time
You ever raise your hand to me
Goodbye to every last time
Today



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Comments

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

Wow, this is powerful and heartbreaking and strong. It's so hard to break the cycle, and this offers a glimmer of hope that the narrator can find release from the abusive situation.

richaaaay's picture

I sincerely hope this is not written from personal experience. So tragic to know that this stuff happens. Your lyrics hit square. Very powerful. A sad topic though…

colgoo's picture

This one hits really close for me….I have a sister trapped in a very toxic marriage and the family who live near her feel powerless to help. It doesn’t need to be broken bones or bloody noses to be in a situation that is way too abusive to be raising six children in….

Sunfire's picture

Powerful stuff. It was good to read the bridge and I liked reading and imagining that the character in the writing made it out alive & got out of there. Very well written.

AndreaB's picture

I believe that victims of abuse can get out if they take the steps to do so. It isn't easy, but can happen.

coolparadiso's picture

Lots of excuses given but there really are none! A terrible blight on our society! It needs discussion and this is a good vehicle! Well done.

greengrassgirl's picture

Very powerful, Andrea. Maybe your song will give hope to those in this horrible situation.