". . . Alyssa lies in the classroom,
Alyssa lies everyday in school . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    "Waitin' in the Country" -
    Released February 6, 2007
  • Jason, a native of North Carolina, began singing in 2004 with a cover band performing only a few times per month. Things picked up when he won a singing competition called Gimme the Mike at a local Raleigh, NC TV show.

    In 2007 Jason took the country by storm with this powerful song about a little girl suffering child abuse. What can you do as a teacher to help create a different ending?

 

ALYSSA LIES
by Jason Michael Carroll



Lyrics:

My little girl met a new friend,
just the other day,
on the playground at school
between the tires and the swings.

But she came home with tear-filled eyes,
and she said to me "Daddy, Alyssa lies"

Well I just brushed it off at first,
'cause I didn't know how much my little girl had been hurt
or the things she had seen.
I wasn't ready when I said "You can tell me"

and she said...

"Alyssa lies to the classroom,
Alyssa lies everyday at school,
Alyssa lies to the teachers
as she tries to cover every bruise"

My little girl laid her head down that night to go to sleep.
As I stepped out the room, I heard her say a prayer so soft and sweet
"God bless my mom and my Dad
and my new friend, Alyssa
*oh*I know she needs you bad

Because Alyssa lies to the classroom,
Alyssa lies everyday at school,
Alyssa lies to the teachers
as she tries to cover every bruise"

(bridge)

I had the worst night of sleep in years
as I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew just what it was I had to do *I knew exactly what I had to do*
but when we got to school on Monday I heard the news

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
the lump in my throat grew bigger
with every question that she asked.
Until I felt the tears run down my face
and I told her that Alyssa wouldn't be at school today

'Cause she doesn't lie in the classroom
she doesn't lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
because there's nothin' anyone would do

Tears filled my eyes when my little girl asked me why
Alyssa lies
*Oh Daddy, oh* Daddy tell me why
Alyssa lies

 
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