• Once upon a time there was a girl
    In her early years she had to learn
    How to grow up living in a war that she called home
    Never know just where to turn for shelter from the storm
    Hurt me to see the pain across my mother's face
    Every time my father's fist would put her in her place
    Hearing all the yelling I would cry up in my room
    Hoping it would be over soon

    Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
    And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
    Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
    Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

    And I'm OK

    I often wonder why I carry all this guilt
    When it's you that helped me put up all these walls I've built
    Shadows stir at night through a crack in the door
    The echo of a broken child screaming "please no more"
    Daddy, don't you understand the damage you have done
    To you it's just a memory, but for me it still lives on

    Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
    And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
    Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
    Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

    It's not so easy to forget
    All the marks you left along her neck
    When I was thrown against cold stairs
    And every day I'm afraid to come home
    In fear of what I might see there

    Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
    And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
    Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
    Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

    And I'm OK
    I'm OK Writer/s: CHRISTINA AGUILERA, LINDA PERRY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Lilly from Chester, United Kingdomthis song is really sad as you wouldnt think that this happend to christina would you
  • Naomi from Sydney, Australiashe recorded this song in one go & broke down at the end on the floor crying. The crying in the song is real.
  • Gracie from Canastota, Nythis song was very heart wrentching and sad.i cried,but its very sad how people have to go thru this and live their lives this way...
    ~OxL
  • Gracie from Canastota, Nyit was very moving..i loved it.it was heart wrenching and sad..beautiful job..
    ~OxL
  • Emma from Hamilton, CanadaWhen i first heard this song, i cried it touched me. That song has a strong meaning, im going thru sum rough stuff, but i kno it dont talk about the stuff im goin thru but, but it talks about something serious in the song, and it suld touch every soul, and its a very meaningful song. Very Good :)
  • Kim from Gillette, WyThis song is probably the only song i have ever heard that has had that much heart and soul in to it. And what makes it even more powerful is how Christina feels about it. Remarkable.
  • Laura from Skelmersdaledoesnt mean it aint sad!! have some heart.
  • Daisy from Ikast, DenmarkYeah but many people go through it...
  • Genesis from San Diego, Cawow...sad stuff
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