Arts and Domestic Violence and Family Court

This song by Alela Diane has been selected by a survivor mother, which represents her experiences and feelings about fighting for her child in family court.

July 6, 2022

This song by Alela Diane has been selected by a survivor mother, which represents her experiences and feelings about fighting for her child in family court. The mother was accused of 'parental alienation' - evidence of father's abuse from police, GPs & school was removed from court bundles repeatedly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0F4f7ZPiSI

Lyrics: Lady Devine by Alela Diane

When the day, when the day falls to the light
At the end, oh the end of my time
I call to the dark take the bones off my back
And I chant to the black you were my lady divine

'Cause my children are in hiding
Mortor and pestle they grind

Those songs whistled through white teeth do scuff the days
With songs for children to sing
Those songs whistled through white teeth do scuff the days
With songs for children to sing

When the chairs are tucked into the fading song
And the silver of their pours has grown long
Oh, they call to the dark, take the bones off my back
And they chant to the black you were my lady divine
And they bloat like a bitter wine in their bellies

'Cause the bones have been removed
From their hunched over backs
And their children are all grown now
Mortor and pestle they grind

Those songs whistled through white teeth still scuff the days
With songs for children to sing
Those songs whistled through white teeth still scuff the days
With songs for children to sing
Those songs for children to sing

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