Alyssa Lies

Album: Waitin' In The Country (2007)
Charted: 64
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  • My little girl met a new friend
    Just the other day
    On the playground at school
    Between the tires and the swings

    But she came home with tear-filled eyes
    And she said to me, "Daddy, Alyssa lies"

    Well I just brushed it off at first
    'Cause I didn't know how much my little girl had been hurt
    Or the things she had seen
    I wasn't ready when I said, "You can tell me"

    And she said

    Alyssa lies to the classroom
    Alyssa lies everyday at school
    Alyssa lies to the teachers
    As she tries to cover every bruise

    My little girl laid her head down that night to go to sleep
    As I stepped out the room
    I heard her say a prayer so soft and sweet
    "God bless my mom and my dad
    And my new friend, Alyssa
    I know she needs you bad"

    Because Alyssa lies to the classroom
    Alyssa lies everyday at school
    Alyssa lies to the teachers
    As she tries to cover every bruise

    I had the worst night of sleep in years
    As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
    I knew just what it was I had to do
    But when we got to school on Monday, I heard the news

    My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
    The lump in my throat grew bigger
    With every question that she asked
    Until I felt the tears run down my face
    And I told her that Alyssa wouldn't be at school today

    'Cause she doesn't lie in the classroom
    She doesn't lie anymore at school
    Alyssa lies with Jesus
    Because there's nothin' anyone would do

    Tears filled my eyes
    When my little girl asked me why
    Alyssa lies
    Daddy, tell me why
    Alyssa lies Writer/s: Jason Michael Carroll
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • George J. Eckel from Lynchburg V.aI was abuse as a child to I am trying to get. My live together. I go to talk to a doctor wine a week it is hard. For me. To go though live bad dreams bad .sometime I need help a lot.i know how they child feed at time. It is hard in live so just tell the Chilean go and side a pray and ask God to watch over them .an take one day at a time with their live a God bless them all thier are in my pray at night .
  • Chloe from KankakeeWhy. Is. It. So. Sad
  • Ariel from LouisvilleI am crying so hard I am 18 my mother abused me almost my whole life I would cry myself to sleep but if I told anyone she would beat me more I had countless therapist only one figured out and called the police they came to they house and because it was kept nice and looked expensive they said I got it good and to stop lying I am wasting their time their was three people who tried to help me but things got worse I wanted to die I tried to kill myself 2 times and cut my legs to pieces and then I finally turned 18 I left the house and even though I stayed homeless for 2 months after I left I was just happy she couldn't hurt me anymore this song just made me cry so much especially the ending
  • S. from New York City, Ny@alyssa, georgia: Have you called the police? Have they helped you? If they haven't, I think I have to do something!
  • Ana from Seattle, WaMy momma was abused as a child. Everybody thought her dad was a good person. when she tried to tell the cops they didn't believe her.
  • Dan from Bedford, InOur Great and Grandparents Support Group in Bedford, IN. have been working with legislators to get a committee meeting at the State House to review WHY child abuse victims were left to die in abusive home settings. I survived my broken bones as a child abuse victim who simply grew up and left home. These dead children never got that chance. This song really touched my heart when I first heard it. The committee meeting are going to take place in August through September of 2012. These children were associated with a Department of Child Services process and not helped by this system. They were left to die. Visit this link to understand some other thoughts by professionals. ( This doctor resigned. Thank you for this song and I wish stations would play it more often. Schools do try to make a safe place for kids yet the children have to go back home. Neighbors can do more by calling 911 if they know a child is being beaten to death. Spanking or scolding a child is one thing but severely beating and breaking bones is criminal. Please - if you know something is wrong - then do something right. Dan - Indiana.
  • Shelby from Frenchville, PaI love this song but its really sad. I don't understand why people do that.
  • Kelsey from Sandusky, OhI really like this song but at the same time i dont because it is a very sad song and when i see or hear the video of the song i feel like breaking down in tears. for another who in the world would every think of child abuse because when someone finds out when u do stuff like that u will have to pay time for the crime and it is sad because she didnt get to finish the rest of her future in a good way. that is what i think of this song in particuler.
  • Nicole from Renton, WaI think that everyone (at least with heart) will cry the first time they hear this song. It really gets too me. I know a friend whos name was Alyssa and I heard rumors and even saw a few bruises. I heard this song and I was like Man, I need to tell someone about this because I dont want Alyssa ending up like the Alyssa in this song. Turns out it was a good thing I did. She is safe now and I am glad I did. So everything for her is great now. :D
  • Alyssa from Jacksonville, FlThis song breaks my heart. Child abuse is so cruel. Who would do that to their child? Its awful. I cry whenever I hear this song. M name is Alyssa, and the first day it came on the radio everyone was calling me and crying telling my to listen to it. I cry everytime. Its so heart breaking.
  • Anne from Hanover, MiThis song is so true and I don't think people do enough to prevent child abuse. I also think the child agencies don't do enough either. But remember mental abuse lasts forever.
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThere was a man that heard this song on the radio for the first time while he was driving in his car, and he had to pull over to cry and called the local country radio station up and told them how much the song means to him.
  • Alyssa from Georgia,my name is alyssa too. this is a really sad song. it was weird because i heard it the day i moved out of my dads house. he was abusive which is why i moved.
  • Tonya from Sharon Grove, Kythis song made me cry the first time i listened to it but i was very very very sad and crying after i saw the video
  • Mister P from Magnolia, TxDarrell....if the country had parental licenses years ago your folks would have had theirs revoked.
  • Alyssa from Forney , TxI like this song
    Its really sad though when you decide to do something to late
  • Darrell from EugeneMark of McHenry, you just read the writing of a 63-year-old fascist who would like to run the WORLD with an iron hand.
  • Bob from Bobtown, CaI just realized, this songfact was posted by someone named Alyssa.
  • Mark from Mchenry, IlA license for parenting? Talk about a drastic overreach of governmental control!! Childbirth and parenting are natural things and far predate any form of government or licensing. Just because some people screw it up doesn't mean we need to do something as ridiculous as this. What good is a license going to do anyway? Every single activity that requires a license has people doing that activity who screw it up, sometimes with deadly results. This is a nice song with a sad story, a story that sadly reflects some of life's real incidents. But it's still nobody's business who has or does not have children, when they have them, or whether they have a clue what to do after they've had them. Most people figure it out and do it reasonably well.
  • Darrell from Eugene, United StatesThe lyrics of "Alyssa Lies" describe the reason that I believe that all new parents should have a license. After all, you wouldn't let an unlicensed caregiver or a convicted felon care for your incapacitated 90-year-old great-great-grandma.
  • Bob from Bobtown, CaThis song depresses me.
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