Greg Lambert
Marianne
 
Lyrics
Marianne
© Greg Lambert

So near to life's beginning
A life came to an end
And I was just thinking she'd have a name
And what it would have been
Oh Marianne!

We made a tough decision
One that we could defend
There was this pressure to get ahead
And it was sink or swim
And we gave in

Chorus

No lies, no crying
Nobody feels the pain
Nobody's dreams will ever be shattered
Time and time again

So near to life's beginning
We chose the parent plan
A safe termination of human life
Performed throughout our land
By healing hands

Instrumental

So near to life's beginning
We had the right to choose
While the right of our daughter to be secure
In her Mother's womb
Was refused

Chorus

No lies, no crying
Nobody feels the pain
Nobody's dreams will ever be shattered
Time and time again

Forgive us Lord we've sinned
Forgive us Marianne
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Greg Lambert
Music Credits: Greg Lambert
Performance Credits: acousticvocal.com
Description
Short Song Description:
Because of financial curcumstances, a couple make a tough decision to abort their child,regret it later, and give her a name: Marianne
Long Song Description:
This song is about regreting a choice which was made mutually by a couple under pressure to choose to abort their child. The tone is non-judgemental, and not preachy; it is sung from the man's point of view at a time of realization that they would have had a daughter, and that she would have been named Marianne.
Story Behind the Song:
How things might have been if a young couple decided to have their child, and giving her a name after the fact: Marianne
Metadata
Song Length: 4:28
Primary Genre: Folk-Religious
Secondary Genre: Country-Americana
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Sorrow
Subject Matter 2: Spirituality
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Peaceful
Similar Artist 1: Mumford & Sons
Similar Artist 2: Johnny Cash
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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