She hears the glasses breaking, and out comes the little girl inside, She searches for a place of safety; somewhere she can hide. Her stomach gets all twisted and her eyes they fill with tears And suddenly she’s reliving her childhood fears. She's captured in the moment and there’s no breaking free, She hears all the shouting and wonders is this how it’s always gonna be. She thought she had escaped this but now it’s back again Except now that she’s older, her understanding causes more pain Her father has her mother to the floor by her head She hears her mother’s screams as she’s lying in her bed. She wishes she could help but her father would be too strong, Surely this household is not where a six year old should belong. She hears as he threatens to set the house alight, But her mother won’t let it happen and so she puts up a fight. She takes all the names and the punches in her stride, But her children know that really she is desperate to hide. The noise begins to clear and the images they fade, It’s ok she whispers to herself; it’s just memories replayed It was just the neighbours, but it triggered her mind, And now she has to act like nothing happened; she has to put it all behind.