Sorry Gemma

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These lyrics are based on the book Stolen by Lucy Christopher, and the corresponding music is “When The Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish. The piece is an overview of the plot of the book as well as the emotions embedded in the book. 

“Sorry Gemma”

Verse 1

I stole you, but not from the night

I got you with my charm, you weren’t so bright

I stole you from the airport, away from your family

I didn’t mean to betray you, but I just had to drug you

You were mad, tried to get away

I try to forget that day,

You tried to hurt yourself,

Get sent away,

Now you’re a castaway

(Chorus) 

Come back Gemma, I didn’t mean it

Be careful don’t go to the Separates,

Sorry, Gemma, I’ll be back soon 

You have to understand, I love you

Verse 3 

Were in the desert, 

Somewhere hot and safe

Don’t worry I’m not a total nutcase 

I grew up here,

But when things got bad,

They stole me away,

I wasn’t glad

(Chorus) 

Come back Gemma, I didn’t mean it

Be careful don’t go to the Separates,

Sorry, Gemma, I’ll be back soon 

You have to understand, I love you

Verse 4

You tried to run,

Out towards the Sun,

But I let you,

Figured you’d come back,

But you were strong,

I underestimated you.

I had to round you up,

You just let me,

Realizing there was nowhere to go,

You put up a fight though,

I’ll show you, this place’s beauty 

Just give me your hand, and let me hold it. 

(Chorus) 

Come back Gemma, I didn’t mean it

Be careful don’t go to the Seperates,

Sorry, Gemma, I’ll be back soon 

You have to understand, I love you

Verse 5

Dear Gemma, what did you do?

Laying on the ground, should I go near you?

You got bit, right on your leg

I tried to protect you. 

We were getting close now, but now you’re so far away.

Maybe I will see you again some day.

I took you in, got you help. 

I’ll see you in court dear, no need to be in fear.

(Chorus)  x 2

Come back Gemma, I didn’t mean it

Be careful don’t go to the Seperates,

Sorry, Gemma, I’ll be back soon 

You have to understand, I love you

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Alicia Hillmann is a freshman at Clayton A. Bouton High School.