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  1. Make You My Lover

From the album Ghosts & Lovers

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This song was inspired by the story of the Cleveland man, Ariel Castro, who kidnapped those 3 girls. He had them in his basement for ten years! Such a horrific story and the one girl had his baby. It's so horrifying that people like that live amongst us. If you don't know the story, look it up - it's terrifying. I wanted to sing this song from that killer's point of view. How could he think what he was doing was right? Did he think he was saving them? Did he think he was doing the right thing? The chorus is back and forth from him to her point of view. I can't imaging how those girls will ever get over it and get on with their lives.

Lyrics

See you through the window
I know you’re alone
I’m thinking about you about bringing you home
I’d make you see how happy we’d be
I would make you my lover.

I would keep you a mama raising all of our girls
You’d show all the strangers
I buy you the diamonds and pearls
I’d make it be true and you would see too
I will make you my lover.

You say it’s the way – you say you’re here to stay
You know I’ll make you mine it just may take a little time
Is it a game, this love that you proclaim
The fear that’s in my eyes is that love that you recognize
From the eyes of your mother?

You say it’s the way – you say you’re here to stay
You know I’ll make you mine it just may take a little time
Is it a game, this love that you proclaim
The fear that’s in my eyes is that love that you recognize
From the eyes of the others?

I know I could help you turn your black heart to red
I could point you to Jesus turn you righteous instead
Of living unwed just a whore in your bed
I take you as my lover.

I don’t want to hurt you but you’re love’s gone astray
These hands are just God’s hands showing you the way
And we all must obey or we’re all gonna pay
The price of my lover.