His Hands - Jennifer Nettles ft. Brandy Clarke



The Experience: Silence was the only sound then, and my heart pounding... Jennifer Nettles brings us a haunting and uncomfortable song about loving boyfriend turned husband abuser.

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Meaning of His Hands: Jennifer Nettles brings us a powerful ballad of suffering. It's the story of what seemed like the perfect husband - he was my perfect gentleman, sweet like, real sweet turned abusive monster. The abuse is physical - his hands felt like thunder on my skin - and worse, deeply personal: he stops seeing her as a person and starts seeing her like an object - his eyes looked right through me and that was it. 

Ask Yourself: Can someone bounce back from tragedy in love?


LYRICS:

I remember that day when he walked up to me. 
Wrote my number down, put it in the pocket of his blue jeans. 
And I fell like a feather, yeah, just like that, we were together. 
He was my perfect gentleman, sweet like, real sweet.

And his hands felt like thunder on my skin, 
His breath hot, oh, how or how could I forget 
that his eyes looked right through me and that was it. 
Silence was the only sound then, and my heart pounding.

Told me things would be different leaving church that Sunday, 
but the only change coming was the quarters in the ashtray. 
Yeah I should have known better when the last three times he swore 
that he would never lay another finger on me but the truth's on my face.

And his hands felt like thunder on my skin, 
his breath hot, oh, how or how could I forget. 
His eyes looked right through me and that was it. 
Silence was the only sound then, and my heart pounding.

Oh I, thought that he was all I ever wanted. 
Should have come with a warning. 
Just like you, I've been there too. 
Oh I got bag and I got a plan. 
Girl you better get out while you can... while you can, while you can.

Cause his hands felt like thunder on my skin, 
His breath hot, oh how could I forget 
that his eyes looked right through me and that was it. 
Silence was the only sound then, silence was the only sound then, 
silence was the only sound then, and my heart heart pounding.

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