I'll be careful, the young girl said

Her cherry lips the darkest red

Her innocence a halo round her head

As she steeped into the night.

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I'll be careful, the young girl called

As cunning men oiled round the floor

She never one did look towards the door

Her dress was all of white.

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I'll be careful, the young girl cried

As she swayed her hips from side to side

The vultures looking onward sighed

As she stepped into the light.

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I'm being careful! The young girl screamed

As he ripped her dress from seam to seam

The crimson blood is hardly seen

It's just another night.

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I thought I was careful, the young girl moaned

The cold night chilling to the bones

He's gone - he's left her all alone

To the mercy of the night.

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I tried to be careful, the young girl sighed

Her innocence torn and scattered wide

She felt a kick from deep inside

As she prepared to lose the fight.

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No more being careful! The young girl yelled

As from the rafters down she fell

Her unfurling life caused eyes to well

As she plummeted out of sight.

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And that young girl now

Though she was brave

She met an early end

For now she rests inside her grave

For her broken innocence to mend.

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And the cruel young man

Though he never held the knife

Had ultimately killed the girl

And stole away her life.

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And now he lurks, his dagger poised

To destroy another light

His victim laughs, she's unaware

She'll not survive the night