You Mean the World to Me

Album: Freya Ridings (2019)
Charted: 57
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  • The time I thought that we would have
    Was taken from red to black
    I said things I can't take back
    And I don't know how to live with that
    There's a darkness that I've known
    And it's shaken me to stone
    It kills me you might not know
    After all

    'Cause I know I don't let you see
    But you mean the world to me
    And I know that I can be pretty mean
    But you mean the world to me

    What the hell is wrong with me?
    I just sat there and watched you leave
    I am not this ice queen
    And you think I don't feel anything
    There's a fear that I've known
    And it's cut you to the bone
    And I'm so sorry I've never shown
    Just how much you hold

    I know I don't let you see
    But you mean the world to me
    And I know that I can be pretty mean
    But you mean the world to me

    World to me
    World to me

    'Cause I know I don't let you see
    But you mean the world to me Writer/s: Freya Ridings, Kieron McIntosh
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Nick Reynolds from NewportThis is a very powerful story of parental alienation. It tells of a daughters guilt even though she was coercively controlled by her mother to cut her ties with her father. This shame manifests over time as the child becomes an adult, and even though not fully realising the psychological manipulation set upon her by the alienating parent the daughter feels immense remorse that she was mean and stopped contact with her father - even though this wasn't her fault in any way.
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