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Skid Row - In A Darkened Room


Skid Row - In A Darkened Room - Meaning of the song


The song is about child abuse. The band are questioning why God would allow something so horrific. Unless you were sexually abused as a child you have absolutely no idea how abandoned you feel by God. Skid row got into the mind of the abused and poetically expressed the feelings they experience.


"the innocence of a child is bought and sold"

"Tell me when a kiss of love becomes a lie That bears the scar of sin too deep

To hide behind"

"All the precious times have been put to rest again And the smile of the dawn Brings tainted lust singing my requiem"


Everything about these words scream of the unforgivable crime of molestation.


In A Darkened Room - Lyrics


In a darkened room Beyond the reach of God's faith Lies the wounded, the shattered remains of love betrayed And the innocense of a child is bought and sold In the name of the damned The rage of the angels left silent and cold Forgive me please for I know not what I do How can I keep inside the hurt I know is true Tell me when the kiss of love becomes a lie That bears the scar of sin too deep To hide behind this fear of running unto you Please let there be light In a darkened room All the precious times have been put to rest again And the smile of the dawn Brings tainted lust singing my requiem Can I face the day when I'm tortured in my trust And watch it crystalize While my salvation crumples to dust Why can't I steer the ship before it hits the storm I've fallen to the sea but still I swim for shore Tell me when the kiss of love becomes a lie That bears the scar of sin too deep To hide behind this fear of running unto you Please let there be light In a darkened room


Skid Row - In A Darkened Room - Live


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