I know you’re there
I know you’re hiding in the dark
Because you’re scared
You want the pain to stop
But no one cares
You tried to tell the one you love
But they won’t believe
The cross you bear
The mask you wear
The hurt that makes you cry yourself to sleep
When will someone see?

It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Please hear my words
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
You can run to me
I’ll put my arms around you
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child

We hear your prayers
We know you’re crying in the dark
But someone cares
We want the pain to stop
Please don’t be scared
Find the strength to find someone
I promise you that someone will believe
The cross you bear
The mask you wear
The hurt that makes you cry yourself to sleep
Somebody will see!

It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Please hear my words
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
You can run to me
I’ll put my arms around you
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child

My Darling Child
We’ll put our arms around you
We’ll keep you safe
Your wounds will heal
Your pain will fade
A beautiful tomorrow’s at your feet
You have to find the strength

It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Please hear my words
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child
You can run to me
I’ll put my arms around you
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt
It shouldn’t hurt……
to be a child