Delicate child, a pretty face
A fractured shell but full of grace
Each day her mask applied just so
All dressed up, nowhere to go
So tell me why you are crying...
Life is hard, the rules aren't fair
shield against reality's glare
one girl's plan is another's death
Your heart and home no longer mesh
your dreams are multiplying...
Broke the lock on the garden gate
Just sweet sixteen but couldn't wait
For dad to give away her hand
she shed her skin and made a stand
And now she feels like flying...
Choices made with no doubt in mind
Mother fate is no longer kind
Days and nights go quickly past
a fragile youth is fading fast
are you sure of what you're buying?
When babies come, their fathers go
the screams resound "I told you so!"
Regret pours down like heavy rain
one child's loss is wisdom's gain
in the night time deeply sighing...
Baby sister wants to follow
Leave her mother pale and hollow
don't venture down the well worn path
she never sees the aftermath
I see a dream slowly dying...
When did the answers fade away
life's decisions go astray
shiny future becomes the past
who is that in the looking glass
Are you aware of what you're trying?