Sarah


“Sarah” was written while I was thinking about the premise of trauma informed care and trying to care for humans who, themselves, are multidimensional and their apparent medical diagnoses multifactorial. I a person that would present to an emergency department with wounds indicative of abuse and how that person would look in their private lives. The prison they may experience every day without respite and how they may try to take back control. It is a melancholic song about the realities around us and the ending indicative of the common outcomes we will see as future physicians.

Lyrics:

    Sarah’s got a boyfriend and he’s like 30
    When he comes home, he’s kinda dirty
    But that’s when he comes home
    Sarah’s got a boyfriend and he’s like 30
    Comes home around 2:30
    Spends his time at the bar
    Sarah’s got a boyfriend and he’s like 30
    She’s curious but feels unworthy
    Can’t question him at all

    [chorus]

    She wants to say no but she can’t
    She doesn’t know, where to draw the line
    She reads the bible every day
    That’s the price she’s got to pay
    Behind the bars within her mind
    Sarah’s got a boyfriend and he’s the one
    That calls her out when she’s having fun
    One look is all it takes
    Sarah’s got a boyfriend and he’s the one
    She’s scared, she grabs the gun
    Shots ring out and now he’s gone

    [chorus]