She's pretending tonight
She's a shining little mermaid
Where everything is right
Because it's all a masquerade
With the fish and the whales
Sinking all the pretty sails
Painting pink seashell nails
Where beauty never fails
She's pretending

But in her sad reality
There's so much more we can't see
All the things that she tries to hide
With rough hands and cracked lips
Salty tears and a man's hard grip
Tonight she dies a little more inside

She's pretending today
She's a lovely little princess
Ideal in every way
In a sparkling ruby dress
With jewels and gold
Riches so untold
Her own castle very old
Where adventures unfold
She's pretending

But in her sad reality
There's so much more we can't see
All the things that she tries to hide
With rough hands and cracked lips
Salty tears and a man's hard grip
Tonight she dies a little more inside

She's just can't pretend
Because in the end
It always happens anyway
With a kiss and a shove
With hate without love

It's happening again today
And as she keeps trying to pray
For God to send her away
From this place from this Hell
From the abuse and the motels
She screams at him why
Why He won't just let her die
But in the silence all she can do is cry

But in her sad reality
There's so much more we can't see
All the things that she tries to hide
With rough hands and cracked lips
Salty tears and a man's hard grip
Tonight she dies a little more inside

She's going to die tonight
And no one cares
No one even cares
She's going to die tonight
But I care
I still care
I care