I Leave The Light On

I Leave The Light On

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe
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God Bless the child with the dirty face who cuts her luck with a dirty ace...

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Read about a little boy today -his parents, monsters - beat him because he wet to bed and he was three!!!. how can people harm little ones?
How can people abuse children, elderly, one another?
What is wrong with OUR world? Please click the video you won't be sorry.
If you have a heart you may shed a tear listening to this .. so true for so many .. and too many can relate.

By Beth Hart ...


I've seen myself, with a dirty face
I've cut my luck, with a dirty ace
I leave the light on
I leave the light on
I went from zero, to minus ten
I drank your wine, then I stole your man
I leave the light on
I leave that light on

Daddy ain't that bad, he just plays rough
I ain't that scarred, when I'm covered up
I leave the light on
Yeah, I leave the light on
Little girl hiding underneath the bed
Was it something I did? Must be something I said
I leave the light on
I better leave the light on


'Cause I wanna love
And I wanna live
Yeah, I don't know much about it
And I never did - no, no

17, and I'm all messed up inside
I cut myself, just to feel alive
And I leave the light on
And I leave the light on
21 on the run, on the run, on the run
From myself, from myself and everyone
I leave the light on
I better leave the light on


'Cause I wanna love
And I wanna live
Yea, I don't know much about it
And I never did
I don't know what to do
Can the damage be undone?
I swore to God that I'd never be
What I've become

And lucky stars, and fairy tales
I'm gonna bathe myself, in a ocean well
Pretty scars from cigarettes
I never will forget - I never will forget

I'm still afraid, to be alone
Wish that the moon would follow me home
I leave the light on
Yeah, I leave that light on

I ain't that bad, I'm just messed up
I ain't that sad, but I'm sad enough


'Cause I wanna love
I wanna live
No, I don't know much about it
And I never did
I don't know what to do
Can the damage be undone?
I swore to God that I'd never be
What I've become

I leave that light…
I leave that light…
I leave that light on

God bless the child, with the dirty face
Who cuts her luck, with a dirty ace
She leaves the light on
I leave that light on











© 2011 Chloe..Across the Universe



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the pain and the anguish flowed throughout in a lyrical manner ..

Posted 5 Years Ago


wow!! This is compelling , well written, and i love the lines saying she cuts herself just to fee alive ....bathing in an ocean well....I am trying to write more descriptive and deep and you indeed my friend inspire me

Posted 6 Years Ago


This makes my heart sink and cry! Poignant piece love....as Art says, it truly is a cruel world...not only cruel but unforgivable! xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


As we hurtle along through the years... I am obsessed with the lack of anything remotely resembling progress by Sapien, and have moved them, on the ladder of Life..from top of the food chain, to the bottom.
A parasite of a truly disgusting and obscene nature, that upon deep reflextion can bring on powerful depression and apathy and anguish.
Of course, hearing a child rationalize the abuse they suffer can truly smash you in the face and heart with the cold reality.
I suppose one could say,.."..well, I am not using, extorting or abusing anyone, thus I am guilty of nothing.."
One could say that, but ultimately, it takes a village to f**k up a kid.

Posted 6 Years Ago


we live in a sad world Chloe...the mind can become a warped dimension of abusive and reckless behavior...and the one who suffers is the closest relation...it also hurts the children so much that they are emotionally hurt, damaged into a life of despair...we live in a sad world Chloe

Posted 6 Years Ago


Music is poetry times ten. I wish I had the answers to the questions as I don't know what is wrong with some people in our world. I don't get it, I don't understand and it seems I never will. I wonder if people really realize how many children live like this daily, how many of my female friends have been abused in some kind of way while growing up, the percentage is staggering as over 50 percent of my real life female friends had some kind of abuse in their life. It makes no sense to me, how is that possible. It's sad

Posted 6 Years Ago


Seems some have the idea i wrote this and am singing it ..I WISH!
These are Beth Hart's lyrics , voice and piano ..
She has soul.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Ohhhh, not sure what to type, am shell-shocked, utterly wiped-out by the song, the thoughts behind them. Like you i can't understand how anyone can hurt a small, defenceless child (an elderly person, anyone). I posted something called Peter based on one of the most evil things in recent abuse history in the UK; these words reminded me of my then feelings of horror.

Thank you for posting this, for reminding people to watch out. If anyone has any doubts to how a child's being treated .. shout and shout LOUDLY. Enough said.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I swore to God I'd never be what I've become. For me, this was the most powerful line in this incredibly moving song. I had not read the top part of the post, so I kind of hit on the song on a whim, thinking it was simply going to be read, but boom, this raspy, powerful and sensitive voice sings, and as you noted in the top, anyone who reads this MUST hear this sung, by, I am assuming, you. This is high level performance. Powerful, moving and the music is studio level. But, putting the song itself aside, this is a memorable piece of work and one of the best things I have run across on this site.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR



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Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..

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