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Tom Sparks: Music

Then The Darkness Falls

(performed by Tom Sparks)
written by Tom Sparks
So early in the morning, you need some aspirin,
The warm shower water gently bounces off your skin.
You run the comb through your wet hair, do the best you can,
Trying to convince yourself that you still love your man.

Your baby boy is ready to drop-off for the day,
You find your purse, your wallet's gone, you know it's not misplaced.
Fifteen minutes late for work, doing the best you can,
Trying to convince yourself that you still love that man.

Then the darkness falls and he screams your name,
Whiskey is his friend, and he strikes again.

A cold and rainy morning, the mirror shows your surprise,
A gash along your cheekbone, a blue and swollen eye.
You cover them with make-up; do the best you can,
And you're just starting now to think you may not love this man.

Then the darkness falls and he screams your name,
Whiskey is his friend, and he strikes again.

You cry yourself to sleep at night, and hope he goes away,
But deep-down you know better, you know he has to stay.
For this coward knows but ignorance, the bottle holds his plan,
And in your heart a fire burns for you to kill this man.

Then the darkness falls and he screams your name,
Whiskey is his friend, and he squeals in pain.

Another cold, gray morning, but now things they have changed,
You pack your clothes and take your baby far from your mistake.
A new life you have started, you'll learn to smile again,
Knowing full-well that you never, ever loved that man.

Then the darkness falls and he screams her name,
Whiskey is his friend, and he strikes again.