In the house where nobody laughs And nobody sleeps In the house where love lies dying And the shadows creep A little girl hides, shaking, With her hands on her ears Pushing back the tears, 'til the pain disappears
Mama says some ugly words Daddy pounds the wall They can fight about their little girl later Right now they don't care at all No matter what they say... No matter what they say...
Everyday people Everyday shame Everyday promise Shot down in flames
Everyday sunrise Another everyday story Rise from the ashes A blaze of everyday glory
In the city where nobody smiles And nobody dreams In the city where desperation Drives the bored to extremes
Just one spark of decency Against a starless night One glow of hope and dignity A child can follow the light No matter what they say No matter what they say...
If the future's looking dark We're the ones who have to shine If there's no one in control We're the ones who draw the line Though we live in trying times We're the ones who have to try Though we know that time has wings We're the ones who have to fly