[EN] A song inspired from the movie Lovely Bones which tells the story of a 14-year-old girl, murdered by her neighbour, whose soul remains in the in-between of the afterlife, witnessing her murderer as he escapes the police and seeing her family struggle to cope with their loss. The song tells of this lingering presence, absent though not gone, prisonner from the inner world of her memories and who will only be free when all danger is over.
[FR] Inspiré du film Lovely Bones qui raconte l’histoire d’une adolescente de 14 ans, assassinée par un voisin, qui depuis l’au-delà regarde son meurtrier échapper à la justice, et sa famille affronter le deuil. La chanson raconte cette présence qui s’attarde, absente sans être vraiment partie, prisonnière d’un monde intérieur issu de ses souvenirs et qui ne pourra s’en échapper que quand tout danger aura disparu.
Young Susie was just fourteen
Full of hopes and full of dreams
Fascinated with life, she’d capture
Moments before they’re gone, take pictures.
How could she have known a man
Would rob her of her future?
Lure her beneath the earth forever
To quench his thirst for youth and slaughter.
He took it all away
She’s drifting alone in her own perfect world
Where linger the echoes of her scream
The scream that no one heard.
Watching from the in-between
Each night dreaming the same dream
She sees her bearings falling apart
Glass vessels wrecked and lost and shattered
May there be a way out,
A bleak beacon in the dark?
To escape a snow-globe of sorrow
But her soft heart’s afraid, she can’t go.
She’s a draft in the rain, she’s a whisper in vain
Pictures on a wall of tears are all that remains.
A sea of light, promise of Heaven
But she can’t abide, her murderer’s watching again
Can she protect from pain?
Her sister’s his new prey.