those who have eyes lyrics – anasarca

[based on “those who have eyes to see will see” by willie christopher tucker]

eight months pregnant.
homeless crack addict
from the south side of town.
angel all alone.

can’t decide
if to confide.

caught in a lifestyle
for which she knows no relief.
day after day,
night after night,
utterly impoverished
surrounded by filth.
depressed,
and wishing she were dead.

low self- esteem,
only seventeen.

been molested,
been raped,
been beaten to the ground
been molested,
been raped,
by the men that promised
to keep her safe and sound.

low self- esteem,
only seventeen.

forced to sell her body
and tormented soul –
depressed,
and wishing she were dead.

talking to her unborn child –
no one else listens to what she says.
“how long god must i suffer this way,
please don’t force me to endure another day”

angel is pregnant –
baby, one month due.
i remember her say –
those who have eyes to see
will see.

in what she said
i surmised
that look on her face –
with tears in her eyes.

to escape her pain
she decides life ain’t worth livin’.
angel walks into the path
of the marta train,
the nine forty- five.

/ anasarca lyrics