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INSIDE THE LINES: “No Son Of Mine”

A quick description of what Inside The Lines will be before we get into it:

Our illustrator at OogeeWogee, Michael White, has a gift at bringing ideas and visions to life in a tangible way where we can see, on paper (or on screen), what was merely a thought a short time before. With that said, lyrics has a way of painting vivid pictures and images with mere spoken word and as critical listeners of the art, many of us tend to visualize these lyrics and can literally see what these rappers are saying.

 

 

No Son of Mine” is the first single by the British rock group Genesis from their 1991 album We Can’t Dance.

Think about general abuse in your family. No matter if its physicaly or mentally… its abuse. The song’s lyrics tell the story of a boy who runs away from his abusive home, and—after some reconsideration—attempts to return, only to be rebuked by his father.

 

Well, the key to my survival
Was never in much doubt
The question was how I could keep sane
Trying to find the way out

Things were never easy for me
Peace of mind was hard to find
And I needed a place where I could hide
Somewhere I could call mine

I didn’t think much about it
Till it started happening all the time
Soon I was living with the fear everyday
Of what might happen at night

I couldn’t stand to hear the
Crying of my mother
And I remember when
I swore that, that would be the
Last they’d see of me
And I never went home again

They say time is a healer
And now my wounds are not the same
I rang the bell with my heart in my mouth
I had to hear what he’d say

He sat me down to talk to me
He looked me straight in the eyes

He said:
“You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
You walked out, you left us behind
And you’re no son, you’re no son of mine”

Oh his words how they hurt me
I’ll never forget it
And as the time, it went by
I lived to regret it

You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
But where should I go
Please tell me what should I do
You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
But I came here for help
Oh I was looking for you

Well the years they passed so slowly
I thought about him everyday
What would I do, if we passed on the street
Would I keep running away

In and out of hiding places
Soon I’d have to face the facts
We’d have to sit down and talk it over
And that would mean going back

They say time is a healer
And now my wounds are not the same
I rang the bell with my heart in my mouth
I had to hear what he’d say

He sat me down to talk to me
He looked me straight in the eyes

He said:
“You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
You walked out, you left us behind
And you’re no son, you’re no son of mine”

Oh his words how they hurt me
I’ll never forget it
And as the time, it went by
I lived to regret it

You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
But where should I go
Please tell me what should I do

You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
But I came here for help
Oh I was looking for you

 Genesis - no son of mine

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