Eight Days

Eight days straight
Strapped down to a hospital bed
Cause you took spray paint
And scribbled Peace on the walls of the city
When policemen came
Not a quiet surrender was what you gave, oh
When they brought you home
You tore off your clothes
And danced in the garden
Singing hallelujah, oh
When they brought you home
The poems you wrote
About a brave young girl
And the snake that swallowed her whole
Your mother cried
When you told her
You were Bernadette Peters
She was terrified
Called me up pleaded
Wont you come see her?
And upon arrival
You ran outside
To cartwheel down the drive
When they brought you home
You tore off your clothes
And danced in the garden
Singing hallelujah, oh
When they brought you home
The poems you wrote
About a brave young girl
And the snake that swallowed her whole
When they brought you home
You tore off your clothes
And danced in the garden
Singing hallelujah, oh
When they brought you home
The poems you wrote
About a brave young girl
And the snake that swallowed her whole

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