I Want My Innocence Back
Emilie Autumn Lyrics


I want my innocence back
And if you can't give it to me
I will cut you down
And I will run you through
With the dagger you sharpened
On my body and soul
Before you slit me in two
And then devoured me whole

I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back

I want my innocence back
And if you can't pacify me
I will break your bones
You think I'm bluffing just try me
I will never forget
The words you used to ensnare me
Till my dying day
You'll suffer for this I swear

I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back

And I demand
You put my heart back in my hand
And wipe it clean
From the mess you made of me
And I require
You make me free from this desire
And when you leave, I'd better be the innocent
I used to be

I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back
I want my innocence back

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Written by: EMILIE AUTUMN

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Kelsey Weise

I love this song. It portrays the dark, evil side that people don't see from sexual abuse. I was raped multiple times and it scarred me for life. This song is so beautifully dark, and shows just pure, raw, emotion. No way to describe the emotions felt.

Beatlesque

OMG, +R H ... I am so sorry for the horrific trauma and abuse you have been subjected to. Nobody deserves such a hellish childhood! I pray that you will be able to find your own path to healing and recovery (assisted by EA's amazing songs, of course).

Sneasel

This is true, although the way I interpret it, it can also be about a situation that is traumatizing but not necessarily about sexual abuse (even though that is what she is talking about.)

Even though I've been raped (as an adult, though, but that's how I lost my virginity, so the song could still apply to me in its original context), this experience was less traumatizing than the physical and emotional abuse my mother did to me as a child, and to me, this song is about her and the abuse that she put me through. And how she shattered my innocence during my childhood, which is supposed to be a happy time. How she shattered our lives by destabilizing us and moving us to a shitty country for her own selfish purposes, and how I will never be that person again. That's what the song is about for me.

Aleksi

It's so much easier to listen to a song like this where it's filled with anger and spite, rather than a song that's full of sadness and despair.  They're about the same thing, but somehow, one that's angry seems to almost invigorate you and help you feel like you can keep moving on.  It helps to get through the pain.

Ultra Instinct Kashia Miller

@Aliezah Juarez
True😁

Ultra Instinct Kashia Miller

@nora hagberg1997
I totaly agree and don't forget her amazing voice is empowering aswell

Amanda Christine

Anger is a higher vibration than sadness. Do a Google image search of "map of consciousness levels".

D'Alisha Harris

Aliezah Juarez
True😁

D'Alisha Harris

Alex Rose
+Lemquennel Too true.

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Violet 923

This song use to scare the shit out of me when I first heard this almost 10 years ago. I was still a teenager then, I was very innocent, incredibly naive and still a virgin.
It's scary bc once you get older you change, like you can't help it, It's just how nature takes care of us. I loved my innocence. It was ME. I was known for as the girl who was rare and so innocent bc of how pure my heart was back then. I didn't smoke or drink or have sex I was so sweet to everybody too.
I lost my innocence at 20 when I discovered how cruel and dirty the world really was. Once you see the harsh truth there is no going back from it. You eventually have to face it as you become old enough and you no longer have that choice to hide from it.
People think virginity is what makes you innocent but not necessarily. I think you lose your innocence once you no longer see the world through rose colored glasses. This song just hits me in so many different ways. I miss my innocence.

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