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We’re excited to share the next track from the Voices compilation. Today we’re premiering ‘Bruise’ by Kyla Mainous. Kyla’s soulful, acoustic song dives into the thoughts of a victim and comes out the other side with a positive, uplifting sense of healing. From the sense of falling and ‘bottoming out’ comes the upswing where the song changes from being about ‘you’ to ‘me.’ I think that’s the powerful shift for not only this song, but in the lives of a lot of victims of rape and sex abuse.
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You can listen to the song and read the lyrics below. Let us know what you think in the comments, too! And if you like what you hear, or just want to help support A Voice For The Innocent we have the Voices compilation for sale for only $8 for a limited time only! Pre-order and save, because after the official release the prices goes up to $10! If you don’t have the cash to spare right now, that’s cool, you can still help by sharing these songs with your friends and family, and by liking us on Facebook.

Bruise lyrics by Kyla Mainous

I’ve been trying to get rid of all these nightmares
Been losing sleep for weeks
Caught up in the fear I’ve found
You took everything I thought I could hold onto
You didn’t think of me
You didn’t think of anything but you

And now I’m bound and bruised
Scarred and left confused
Growing colder here
Lying on the bathroom floor
I couldn’t get away
Now there’s nothing left to say
I can forgive but I won’t forget

You stole a part of me that wasn’t welcome to you
You tore my soul into a little pieces
I’ll find a way to hope again
I’ll find a way to trust again
But you, oh you will never bruise me again

I felt my spirit burn down into a spark
Where there once was a fire
Now just a flicker in the dark
I never thought that I would be here in this hell
But look at what I’m left with
Look at where I fell

And now I’ve come unglued
Scarred and left confused
Growing colder here
Lying on the bathroom floor
I might be weaker now
But I’ll grow strong somehow
I can forgive but I won’t forget

You stole a part of me that wasn’t welcome to you
You tore my soul into little pieces
I’ll find a way to hope again
I’ll find a way to trust again
But you, oh you will never bruise me again

There will be love again
There will be healing
And I’ll rise above the damage that you’ve caused
There will be morning
There will be something
That saves me from myself

You stole a part of me that wasn’t welcome to you
You tore my soul into little pieces
I’ll find a way to hope again
I’ll find a way to trust again
I’ll find a way to love again
But you, oh you will never bruise me again

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