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Camela Widad: Music

My Turn

(Camela Widad)
Camela Widad
My Turn
(c)(p) Camela Widad 2013

V1 - School’s out it’s 3 o’clock she’ll jump on her bike and bolt across town
It’s time to play Barbies and make believe, cuttin’ up and cool dance routines
But she wonders why her friend’s Mom
Smiles so big and this house feels like love.
Brownies baking in the kitchen
When she talks here, they listen.

When she lays down to sleep
She dreams of arms that know her
They hold her until the sun
Peaks on the horizon
But the only shoulder she’ll cry on
Is the cotton beneath her face
And she prays, ‘Oh God if you’re there,
I’ll be patient I’ll be good
kinder than I should
If you’ll show me
When it’s my turn.

V2- When her friend says her parents never hit her
She wonders what that would be like.
Messing up doesn’t bring a world of pain.
Guess getting hit is just something you accept
After a while you learn to expect it
But could there be something better?


V3- She was 10 minutes late getting home from that play date
She didn’t know her Dad was home
She could hear him storming up the stairs
Hid in the closet hoping she’d be spared
Last thing she heard was that door knob turn

Bridge - When police were called to the house
Their hearts broke at what they found
Her broken body lying on the stairs
Her eyes full of love, she was gone too young

Now she’ll lay down to sleep
And feel the arms that know her
They hold her until the sun, rises
Now she’s got a shoulder to cry on
And she sings, ‘Oh God I know you’re there,
I’ve been patient I’ve been good
kinder than I should
So show me
That it’s my turn.