A small town girl recalls a horrendous incident in her past and longs to escape from the town so she can be herself.
My (Am) Uncle Joe said "Come here girl
and (F) sit upon my (C) knee
Now (Am) we're alone I'd like to chat
a(G)bout your tendency
I've (F) seen you looking at other girls
with de(C)sire in your eyes
Well, (G) sit you down here and I'll cure you
Re(F)lax, here (G) comes your (C) prize!"
(Am) Until now, I've never told a soul
`Cos he (F) threatened to take my (C) life.
But I'll (Am) never forget when he finished
He said "I'd (G) make a real good wife"
(F) What he did made me more determined
Didn't (C) change how I was inclined
And a (G) thought rose up within me
I've got to (F) leave this (G) all beh(C)ind
There's (F) got to be somewhere over the hills
Where I can (Am) be who I want to be
There's (G) too many know me down in this valley
With their (C) rules; I could never be free.
There's (F) got to be somewhere out there
Where I (Am) don't feel I am unique
Where I'm (G) just one girl amongst the crowd
And (F) not the (G) local (C) freak.
I've been (Am) waiting for the moment
for the (F) day I that I can (C) go
And I (Am) don't feel the least bit guilty
For (G) spying on Uncle Joe
(F) I know where he hides the key to his safe
And (C) where he stashes his gun
Next (G) time he's out I'm gonna sneak right in
Take the (F) money and the (G) pistol and (C) run