When I knew him first
He was so sweet to me
I knew the two of us
Were meant to be
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

As I got to know him
I quickly saw
The anger was building up
More and more
but I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

He got treated badly
At ev'ry turn;
Whenever he reached out
His fingers were burned
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

Eventually he
couldn't hold it no more
The floodgates broke
He knocked me to the floor
but I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

I thought I could change him
I thought I could save him
I thought he'd get better
If someone forgave him
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried.

And it wasn't his fault
He hit out in the night
And it wasn't his fault
That nothing went right
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried.

I felt sorry for all the pain I could see
And I thought it would help if at least he had me
But I can't cry any more tears he can't see
And I gotta go
I gotta go

I don't think I'd'a gone
E'en if he hadn't asked me to stay
I don't think I'd'a been able
To leave him anyway
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

I kept wanting to leave
But I kept staying here
And it wasn't his fault
I wanted to soothe his fears
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

Although once I did leave
I turned around and came back
It wasn't his fault
He beat me blue and black
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

And even tho now I
Am dead and he lives
As far as I'm concerned
There's nowt to forgive
cos when I stayed
I forgave
and I died

And so I'm asking you now
When it's his judgement day
To realise it ain't his fault
so please don't make him pay
I wish I'd stayed
But I forgave
and I died

It's not his fault
Tho he may seem to be bad
It wasn't his fault
When I made him mad
so I stayed
I forgave
and I cried

And I guess what I'm askin
Is if I forgive him
Then shouldn't you be able to
Absolve his sin
let him live
and forgive
don't make him cry

just cos he pushed me don't mean
he was the reason I died
Just cos he hit me don't mean
he was the reason I cried
He was good to me, he was honest
He was true, he never lied.
I stayed
and forgave
and I cried
But he was not the reason why.