Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark
12/09/2013
Dana Clark

Lyrics

The Pleasure of My Pain

He didn't mean to hurt me. He's under so much stress.

And then the kids disturbed him when he tried to get some rest.

He doesn't mean the things he says; he speaks before he thinks.

I'm really not afraid of him, unless he starts to drink.

There must be something wrong with me.  He can't help but complain.

I know he loves me. He surely finds no pleasure in my pain?

I know he loves me. How could he find pleasure in my pain?

Some days it seems like everything I say or do is wrong.

I stay as quiet as I can, and I try to get along.

But every time he needs to win, he makes sure that I lose.

I give him what he wants. It's so much worse if I refuse.

I make excuses for him, but I live my life in chains.

And I'm starting to suspect he finds some pleasure in my pain.

I'm starting to suspect he must find pleasure in my pain.

I work to make him happy, but it's to no avail

For he works even harder to make certain that I fail

I'm ready to admit I might be better off alone

But does that really matter when my children need a home?

My family says I shouldn't leave, but how can I remain?

Now I know that he's addicted to the pleasure of my pain

I know that he's addicted to the pleasure of my pain

I've found a safe place we can go. I know what I must do.

I've put aside some money, and my friends will help me, too.

He always told me if I left him I never would survive

But now the kids are older.  I know we will get by

Then he won't hurt me anymore and I won't be ashamed

For no one has a right to the pleasure of my pain

No one has a right to the pleasure of my pain

No one has a right

No one has a right

No one has a right to the pleasure of my pain

No one

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by James Sanders of Location Sound Design, San Antonio, TX. Dana Clark: Vocals, piano, guitar, flute, Lakota flute. Kevin Lewis: Guitars, bass. Julie Newberry: Drums and percussion.