JOAN BAEZ lyrics - Crack In The Mirror

JOAN BAEZ
"Crack In The Mirror"
(B. Elders)

You say you can't remember this man she can't forget
You say that it's been too damn long time to bury the hatchet
And if it made a difference well you would say you're sorry
It really makes you wonder why you should even bother

There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
All fall down

She was just a baby (seems so long ago)
Left a little crazy (seems so long ago)
Sleepy little southern state (seems so long ago)
Never heard of segregate
Never heard of segregate
Never heard of segregate

He was just a hired hand (no one's left to blame)
Daddy was a working man (it's a dirty shame)
Work took Daddy far from home (no one's left to blame)
Better hide the evidence (of a dirty little game)

There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
All fall down

No one in that big, old house heard the baby cry
Hide your guilt in ignorance so no one has to lie
No one in her daddy's house heard her make a sound (now there's)
Blood on everybody's hands
Blood on everybody's hands
Blood on everybody's hands
(Gonna come around again)

He was just a hired hand (no one's left to blame)
Daddy kept him on again (it's a dirty shame)
For ten long years he watched her grow
For ten long years he watched her
Nobody would ever know the places that he touched her

There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
All fall down

Now you say don't remember this man she can't forget
You say that your life must go on time to bury the hatchet
And if she was so damned afraid you're sure you would remember
Children will exaggerate
Children will exaggerate
Children will exaggerate
Children will exaggerate

There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
There's a mirror in the house at the edge of town
There's a crack in the mirror
All fall down

No one can find me

No one will find me now