Why is it that great songs are often about deeply depressing. madly maligned or truly tragic topics? In keeping with the theme of child abuse (from Suzanne Vega’s Luka), here’s a wonderful but disturbing song from the fantastic Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs: What’s The Matter Here?
But who gave you the right
To do this to your own flesh and blood?
And instead of love and the feel of warmth
You’ve given him these cuts and sores
That don’t heal with time or with age