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Inspired by the book The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
Delicate and vulnerable, the live debut of this song elicited the whispered comment from the audience “that was disturbing”

lyrics

What if I'm not normal? What if I'm not built that way
All the stars align just right then one decides to stray
Is it always how it's written? Do the heavens get to choose?
When I get to win and what I have to lose
Run baby run - Hide baby hide
Cover your tracks - Cover your eyes
Six years old and turning red because everyone can see
That the scars go so much deeper than the lines left on my knees
Nine o'clock on Friday and everybody waits but I am silent, silent, silent
Afraid to open up those gates
Chorus
I am not my mother's daughter, not just my father's girl
But I can't escape their eyes in the way I see the world
From the shadows and the fringes I get a glimpse of hope
Like flowers from a summer dress beneath a worn out winter coat
Chorus

credits

from I Read Your Book, released June 1, 2013
Marshal Rosenberg on percussion

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