Wanted

06:09
Heather Layne
2013
Heather Layne

Lyrics

“Wanted”

By Heather Layne

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Little girl, she tried so hard but nothing seemed to please

Mom and dad, too young and too tied down it seemed

They’d lock her in her little room at night, go out on the town

Through her tears, she learned to pray, “Lord I lay me down”…

“And God, there’s just one more thing…”

Am I wanted?  A mistake?

Some days I feel like a throw-away

Somewhere inside, I try to hide

There’s bound to be a reason I’m alive

Am I wanted?

Seventeen, her broken heart lay bleeding on the ground

He beat her down, he walked away and never turned around

On that crowded street corner, she didn’t seem to care

Just fell to her knees, prayed right then and there

Am I wanted?  A mistake?

Some days I feel like a throw-away

Somewhere inside, I still hide

There’s bound to be a reason I’m alive

Am I wanted?

Thirty-three, life sure takes its toll out on the streets

Justice came, a crime she’d tried to bury, still unpaid

They booked her in and locked her in a dingy prison cell

And just like that little girl in that little room, to her knees she fell…

Am I wanted?  A mistake?

Some days I feel like a throw-away

Somewhere inside, I still hide

There’s bound to be a reason I’m alive

Am I wanted?

She fell asleep and had a dream in that lonely prison cell

Dreamt she tied some sheets and took a leap, bid the world farewell

Then suddenly the sweetest face appeared without a sound…

And those nail-scarred hands so strong and sure

Gently took her down

And He said to her…

You’re wanted, I don’t make mistakes

Accept my love so I can heal every broken place

Reach deep inside, it’s your time to rise

There’s a very good reason you’re still alive

You’re wanted, you’re wanted, you’re wanted