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  1. Wanted

From the recording Wanted

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