Songs, Video Recording

Song: The Broken

The Broken

This song came tumbling out last Saturday morning in a matter of minutes. I didn’t plan on writing a song like this. I was still waking up when I heard the first line in my head, “I guess you’ve got to treat me wrong, before you treat me right,” and everything followed from that.

It’s a brutal song, and it may be hard to listen to, especially if you’ve suffered abuse at the hands of a loved one.

I haven’t experienced that. But I’ve read that one of the most terrible and unfair things about such abuse is when the victim feels it must be their fault, that there must be something wrong with them. That they’re broken in some way; that they must deserve it.

My hope is that this song shines a light on that aspect. And show that such thoughts are normal, even when they’re not true.

If you need it, help can be found at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The website is https://www.thehotline.org/ and the toll free phone number is 1 800 799 SAFE (7233)

Lyrics

I guess you've got to treat me wrong, before you treat me right. 
I guess I earned a lick or two, somewhere in the night.
And if this bruise don't heal by morning, well that's what makeup's for.
And I will learn to be worthy of your love.
That's how I'll learn to be worthy of your love.

If I weren't so fat and old, you might be sweet to me.
But I've got blessings I should count, at least I ain't lonely.
And if you break my child's bones, well kids play rough, doctors know.
And I will learn to be worthy of your love.
That's how I'll learn to be worthy of your love.

Everyone's got a breaking point, everyone but me.
Cause I'm already broken, dear, and that's why you chose me.

So keep the smiles plastered on, don't ever raise my voice.
Keep the beers coming fresh and cold, don't dream of another choice.
And if you don't come home for weeks, well that's just God's relief.
And I will learn to be worthy of your love.
That's how I'll learn to be worthy of your love.
Someday I'll learn to be worthy of your love.

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