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  1. Dark Side

From the album A New Day

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This song is an expression of my thoughts and feelings about a teen suicide. Having personally dealt with depression, it can be a dark and lonely road if you don't have a support system. To quote from the Canadian Mental Health Association website: "Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult children’s problems can be because we look at their problems through adult eyes. But the pressures of growing up can be very hard for some children. It’s important that we remind ourselves that while their problems may seem unimportant to us, they can feel overwhelming to young people. It’s important to take depression in young people seriously."

Lyrics

Dark Side – Katie Miller © 2016

He didn't know how good he had it
Always wanting a way out of it
He was a smart kid but too young to care
Tell him to jump and he would say how high
C'mon boy you can really fly
Come with us and we'll show you how it's done.

He followed them down not knowing what he'd find
Right out of the light he never looked behind.

The illusion was that everything had changed
That his life never would be the same
It was hard to tell in the state that he was in
Get me out of this town he cried
There's only one way out they replied
Come with us and we'll show you how it's done

He followed them down not knowing what he'd find
Right out of the light he never looked behind.

The dark side is his own little place
Where nobody has to look him in the face
A place where desperation is his comfort
He surrendered into his despair
He had no fear he let it take him there
The fateful hour had come and all was quiet

He followed them down not knowing what he'd find
Right out of the light he never looked behind.