Letter 5


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


Dear Miss,

You look a mess, Miss, truly it’s pathetic.

And I haven’t got my reply, how do you not get it?

You’ve not been sleeping cos your dreams are getting worse

Well maybe you should have written back to me first

I’ve seen your curtains twitching as you look out in the night

How many times do you want to check if I’m outside

You know how many hours I sat there in the cold

You can’t treat people like that, Miss, you need to be told


You think that I am dangerous? Don’t treat me like a stranger, Miss

I could’ve been your saviour if you put your pen to paper, Miss


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?

Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


I had a dream we were together, just like before

We were at your house, in your bed, our clothes across the floor

I brought you breakfast in bed, you couldn’t have loved me any more

Interruptions came with a knocking at the door


It was an older man, come to have an affair

His silhouette taunting me from the street light’s glare

I couldn’t hold it back, I snapped and broke his back,

You came running down after hearing the crack


I didn’t mean to kill him but he’s bleeding out

My heart is twice as fast as it’s beating now

I can feel my veins pulsing when I’m breathing out

It’s silence in my head but you’re screaming ‘help’


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


I try to muffle your screams and pin you to the bed

try to be calm but get impatient instead

You hit me and I throw you down and you hit your head

I panic as the pillows starts turning red,


Your body gives up, you hands relax from a fist

Your eyes roll back and suddenly there’s stillness

Tears roll down my face, I say, ‘I’m so sorry, Miss’

I lean in to you and give you one more kiss


The uneaten breakfast smell, is filling the room

I pause ‘cause contemplating what I must do

I go over to the tray and I pick up the knife

And just like that, two star crossed lovers, take their life


This is normally when I wake up, drenched in my sweat,

Wishing it was real so much hate and regret

I’ll be the last student who’s heart you crossed

I’d rather not have loved at all, than to have loved and lost


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?

Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


I’m the kid that no one likes, the butt of every joke

The one you laugh about, when the children have gone home

The goodie two shoes, his dad’s had too much booze

and when he come into school, you can see how he’s bruised


I’m the tramp you walked by who asked you for some change

You took pity in your head but you looked the other way


I really needed you, Miss, I’m lying in my own piss

And under all these objects, we’re really just the same


I’m your best friend from years ago who gave you all her time

You ditched her the moment you fancied a guy


Do you really expect to keep friends that way?

But you bottle it up, and tell yourself she’s to blame


I’m the girl at the back of class fighting to fit in

The boy who since birth’s been uncomfortable in his skin

I’m every student who’s ever been drawn in by your eyes

So you calculate, manipulate and fill us with your lies


And I’m your fucking Grandma, who’s at home on her own

Waiting for her granddaughter to pick up the phone

But you didn’t take her call, moments before the fall

Now you regret it cos she’s gone and you can’t talk to her at all


Bet you hate yourself now, 'cause it’s too late for remorse

And you can tell yourself, you made a mistake and you lost

And you cry to yourself, ‘cause it would’ve been so easy

To put the time aside for her, when it mattered, you’re too lazy


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?


Have you prayed tonight, Miss?

Have you prayed, have you prayed, have you prayed?