Song Name: You're So Young

Songwriter: Jonathan Jackson

Copyright: 2007

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Lyrics:

YOU'RE SO YOUNG

Well she waits by the phone
And he knows better than to leave her all alone
But it's like drawing blood from a stone
Just trying to get inside her soul
And her skin is soft and pale
And she's learned how to wear it so well
She knows just what to buy and what to sell
But she doesn't know what she's feeling
She's just staring at her ceiling


You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing


She puts her faith in her coat
Every time she steps out into the cold
Yeah she trusts some foreign hands that sewed
But the ones' near she would never let hold
She puts her love into machines
And they fill her with joy in the morning
Yeah they drown out the lies that keep swarming
But she can't see what they're stealing
Time won't heal what she's concealing


You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing


It was dawn when her daddy left
And her mama cried until she went deaf
And the night sunk deep into her chest
The pain was something she could never digest
She's got a job and she's got friends
Yeah the future for her it has no end
But her heart is like a letter that's never been read
An apology that's never been said
And she can't take what he's revealing
She wants to run instead she's kneeling


You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing


No one can measure the pain in your heart
Ever since you were born you've been hit so hard
No one is immune, no one starts out numb
And once it rips through it doesn't leave when it's done
Where are you going to find that healing?


Well he waits by the door
Hesitates for a second maybe more
'Cause he knows he's never been this close before
His shadow right behind him on the floor
He knocks and says it's me
She opens the door and he can tell that she's been crying
He immediately falls down on bended knee
Says what you're looking for you won't find it in me
She wants to trust but she's still reeling
She wants to love but she's still dealing with it all


Oh yeah
You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing



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lyrics by Jonathan Jackson
c/p Fire and Plague Publishing 2007 (ASCAP)