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Jackie Morris: Music

Things You Must Not Talk About

(Jackie Morris)
Bound by a memory
Forbidden love
Things you must not talk about
Things you must not talk about
I married early
But I could not rise above
The longing of so long ago.

CHORUS:
He had those dark arms of silk and steel
A mind wider than a mile
He made me laugh and he made me feel
Like I was special
I made him smile.

Bound by the centuries
Of twisted hate
Things they never talk about
Things they never talk about
I found out early
But I learned too late
Things they never teach you in school.

We went out walking one sunny day
From the college to the town
Love doesn’t see the world in black and white
We never saw the crazy anger coming down…

Poison letters, Satanic calls
Came to the office of the dean
(spoken words: “Don’t ever tell anyone about this,
Just never walk into town together again.”)
He called me in
I was too numb to speak
I was only a girl of seventeen.

I never told my sweetheart of that day
A nightmare I could hardly face
I made excuses, but it was no use
I was ashamed of the whole Caucasian race.

Bound by a memory
Forbidden love
Things I should have talked about
Things I should have talked about
I married early
But I could not rise above
The wronging of so long ago.