Bruises and Beautymarks

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

2012StageIt Show #14 - 10-24-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2006Making Up TimeStudio Album
2006Making Up Time (Japanese Release)Studio Album
2001The Demo CollectionDemos

 

Lyrics


She was raised with the touch
To cover her bruises with beautymarks
And her boyfriend, he was tough
Tough enough to tear her apart
When he's pissed, he hits her
His temper swells up like a blister

As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started 
As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started  

From father's tongue, from father's belt
They're not bruises, they're beautymarks
When he kissed her on the mouth
Blood and tears stained the sheets 
When daughter's bad, she's good 
She's old enough to know he shouldn't 

As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started 
As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started

In her dreams of cold quicksand
Down she sinks, pulled by his hands
She feels his breath, chased by her heart
She cannot hide the deepest scars 

As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started 
As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started  

All her friends have never known
That they're bruises, not beautymarks
When her boyfriend is not home
She shares her secrets with the mirror lark 
She can't hide behind bright colors
Like a sad carnival clown does 
Still she tries hard not to face it
Under skin deep flesh-colored makeup

As this sideshow carries on
She forgets just how it started 
As this sideshow carries on
She forgets about it