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.
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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.