Do Not Try To Love Me *COMPETITION ENTRY-SONG LYRICS*

Earlier in the year I got involved in an organisation called Lessons From Auschwitz and since having had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz myself, I felt compelled to share the experience. I've based my A2 Art exam on it, featured on BBC Radio Oxford to talk about it, written a blog post, written a script based on the Holocaust and here is yet another thing I made from the experience: a song. I don't like trying to sing the song because I'm not great at singing high notes, but I do play guitar when singing it, using a finger picking pattern- hence why below you'll only find the lyrics.

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1. Do Not Try To Love Me

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CONTEXT: The concept behind the song is based on the fact that I wanted to illuminate a deep and personal view of the impact the Holocaust had on the Nazis:  those of who didn't vindictively abuse others for fun, but resented being a part of it. Within this song, a young girl learns that her father was a Nazi: a Nazi who worked at Auschwitz Burkenau. Her father is on his death bed, crying out for her not to love him. All she knows about him is his kindness and commitment to his family. But he has dark secrets and as he lies streaming a ribbon of regrets she soon learns of his past. Essentially the song looks at how hard it is for the girl to condemn her father and wish that he find no peace in the afterlife when he had cared about the victims of the Holocaust and had been there for her when she needed him most; he was her father. But he never told her about his past and of his weakness to help. There is a lot of conflict going on in this song which I hope you'll find intriguing. 

 

LYRICS:

Do not try to love me, for I have greatly sinned

Said father as he lay, upon his death bed

Oh why, oh why should I, condemn such a man

With a cotton heart, and a genial smile to match

 

Pre-chorus

I have seen such horrors, and I did nothing to help

I should have faced my demons, that's the last father spoke

 

Chorus

If you could see the shadows, standing at the gates

Screaming out for mercy, when all they got was pain

And I told them it's not good enough, to treat them this way

They only shunned me aside, as more soldiers pinned them down

 

All that I remember is the image of regret

Torn across his face, as he gave his last breath

And I don't know what is better, to forgive or to hate

A man who wished for death at the hands of elapsed souls

 

Pre-chorus

I have heard such such horrors, and I don't intend to tell

I don't even know if his soul can find a home

 

Chorus

If you could see the shadows, standing at the gates

Screaming out for mercy, when all they got was pain

And I told them it's not good enough, to treat them this way

They only shunned me aside, as more soldiers pinned them down

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