song lyric – Dark Connection

Dark Connection

by Mary Jacob,  November 2009

Saw a little girl in the street
Saw a little girl looked just like me.
Something dark behind her eyes,
something bleak you can’t surmise.

There’s a boy stood out there, too,
and that young man, he looked like you.
Ragged shirt and tangled hair,
singing like he just don’t care.

Out in the howling rain how can they stay alive?
Must need some dark connection in order to survive.
Must need some dark connection to keep yourself alive.

That young woman told her story to me, that young woman told her story to me
That young woman told her story to me, and this is what she said:

One man hurt me, said he’d love me forever,
Another man hurt me, said he’d love me never,
Third man hurt me though I said, ‘Not ever.’
Took what he wanted though I said, ‘Not ever.’
Took what he wanted though I said, ‘Not ever.’

That young man told his story to me, that young man told his story to me
That young man told his story to me, and this is what he said:

Age of fourteen, thrown out on the street,
Didn’t have enough to eat,
Hard to find a safe place to sleep
Don’t know where to go, got nowhere to sleep,
Nowhere to go, got nowhere to sleep,

Saw a little girl in the street
Saw a little girl looked just like me.
Something dark behind her eyes,
something bleak you can’t surmise.

There’s a boy stood out there, too,
and that young man, he looked like you.
Ragged shirt and tangled hair,
singing like he just don’t care.

Out in the howling rain how can they stay alive?
Must need some dark connection in order to survive.
Must need some kind of protection to keep yourself alive.

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One thought on “song lyric – Dark Connection

  1. These lyrics are brilliant, Mary, and like with the other one I read it’s nice to think about the words more by reading through them in print. I like the way this seems to tell your own story through a picture of an external situation, or other people reminding you of your own situation. I like the dark and slightly ominous atmosphere of the portrayal too, and also the little twist at the end where the last line of the repeated section is changed from ‘connection’ to ‘protection’.

    This doesn’t do much to dispel the myth that there aren’t many happy love songs out there, does it! Never mind, the tragic ones tend to be the best ones anyway.

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