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Songs about Child Abuse [Oct. 12th, 2003|12:55 am]
[mood |distresseddistressed]
[music |Low Sunday Ghost Machine]

I have no idea why I seem to notice these, but I thought I’d try to get them list out of my system.

  • Lush — Lovelife — “The Childcatcher”
  • Lush — Split — “Kiss Chase” (?)
  • Rose Chronicles — Shiver — “Diedre” (and much of the rest of the album...)
  • The Mission U.K. — Carved in Sand — “Amelia”
  • The Mission U.K. — Children — “Beyond the Pale”
  • Sarah McLachlan — Fumbling Towards Ecstacy — “Good Enough”
  • Oingo Boingo — Only a Lad — “Little Girls”
  • Lisa Germano — Geek the Girl — “Sexy Little Girl Princess”

And a few that aren’t quite as traumatic (and are more asking the question of where the transition to adulthood actually happens):

  • Jesus & Mary Chain — Honey’s Dead — “Teenage Lust”
  • Gus Gus — This is Normal — “Teenage Sensation”

I’m not sure when I first noticed these tracks in particular; I’d guess that the Lush and Rose Chronicles songs were the most brutal about it, and the others just fell into place.

If anyone has any suggestions, please post them. I’m sure there are many more — sadly, this is probably due to people who were abused as children who try to express and maybe even exorcise their pain through music.


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[User Picture]From: tkil
2003-10-12 03:33 pm (UTC)

10,000 Maniacs

Oh yes, that is a good one.

I also managed to forget “Deep Down Trauma Hounds” by Skinny Puppy. I’m not sure that I ever got the lyrics quite right, but there’s a prominent sample about “he fell down the stairs again!”.
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From: jinglechelle
2003-10-13 10:38 am (UTC)
Does "Luka" by Suzanne Vega count? (Does she count as an artist at all?)
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From: ex_slaanesh
2003-10-17 09:34 am (UTC)
Off the top of my head there is Tool's "Prison Sex"
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