Lily – Alan Walker

Lily was a little girl
Afraid of the big, wide world
She grew up within her castle walls

Now and then she tried to run
And then on the night with the setting sun
She went in the woods away
So afraid, all alone

They warned her, don’t go there
There’s creatures who are hiding in the dark
Then something came creeping
It told her, don’t you worry just

Follow everywhere I go
Top over the mountains or valley low
Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
Just let me in

Everything you want in gold, be the magic story you’ve been told
And you’ll be safe under my control
Just let me in

She knew she was hypnotized
And walking on cold thin ice
Then it broke, and she awoke again

Then she ran faster than
Start screaming, is there someone out there?
Please help me, come get me
Behind her, she can hear it say

Follow everywhere I go
Top over the mountains or valley low
Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
Just let me in

Everything you want in gold, be the magic story you’ve been told
And you’ll be safe under my control
Just let me in

 

There is just something about this song… and the video… that I think, touches a chord in all of us, especially if you are female.

How many times have you been warned “don’t go there”, “it’s dangerous”, “you need to be careful”, and so many similar things?

From the time you are old enough to understand words, you are taught, consciously and subconsciously, to be afraid of the world, of what’s out there, of what will happen to you should you not follow the rules and decide to go your own way.

Then there is the flip side, and the monsters that come into your life dressed as friends and family and lovers, promising the world and everything you ever dreamed of, as long as you give yourself over to them and follow without question.

And then…. when you try to break free and run…. who is there to help you, to guide you, to lift you up… and start your life again?

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2 thoughts on “Lily – Alan Walker

  1. Relevant to all females who have ever been the victim of violence and abuse, whether physical or emotional or mental…. #MeToo

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