Alyssa Lies

Alyssa Lies is a fairly new song by Jason Michael Carroll. I really took the time to listen to the words today. I knew what the song was about before, but I wasn’t able to actually listen to it. And when I really heard the words today, I cried. I cried my eyes out for what felt like forever. As much as it hurt, it was good therapy for me. I have a hard time crying, but that’s a whole other post.

My little girl met a new friend,
just the other day,
on the playground at school
between the tires and the swings

But she came home with tear-filled eyes,
and she said to me “Daddy, Alyssa lies”

Well I just brushed it off at first,
’cause I didn’t know how much my little girl had been hurt
or the things she had seen.
I wasn’t ready when I said “You can tell me”

and she said…

“Alyssa lies to the classroom,
Alyssa lies everyday at school,
Alyssa lies to the teachers
as she tries to cover every bruise”

My little girl laid her head down that night to go to sleep.
As I stepped out the room, I heard her say a prayer so soft and sweet
“God bless my mom and my Dad
and my new friend, Alyssa
*oh*I know she needs you bad

Because Alyssa lies to the classroom,
Alyssa lies everyday at school,
Alyssa lies to the teachers
as she tries to cover every bruise”


I had the worst night of sleep in years
as I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew just what it was I had to do *I knew exactly what I had to do*
but when we got to school on Monday I heard the news

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
the lump in my throat grew bigger
with every question that she asked.
Until I felt the tears run down my face
and I told her that Alyssa wouldn’t be at school today

‘Cause she doesn’t lie in the classroom
she doesn’t lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
because there’s nothin’ anyone would do

Tears filled my eyes when my little girl asked me why
Alyssa lies
*Oh Daddy, oh* Daddy tell me why
Alyssa lies

I also found this video on YouTube. I’m not going to embed it because it may be too triggering. Some of the pictures in the slideshow are fairly graphic. So just be warned. If you haven’t heard the song, play the video and minimize the window.

7 thoughts on “Alyssa Lies

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Not up for the song at the moment, but I did read some about the singer, and it’s cool. I’m especially glad that he’s able to touch a lot of people with his music, and hopefully, help some more children to get the help they need in time.

  2. nadcesca says:

    Wow this song is so real. I close my eye and I see a little girl I knew in grade 2, That little girl push me at recess. Kids push and tease each other all the time. It wasn’t mean jst an accident. But still her mom came at my house that night and she beat the hell out of that little girl in front of me in our kitchen. I had forgot about that episode in my life. But the first song I just took me back in time. Take for sharing! Nadcesca

  3. Nadcesca. That is horrible what happned to that little girl and that you had to witness it.

    I wish I understood why people do those kinds of things.

  4. Samantha Stewart says:

    Hey this reminded me of one of my best friends who got of the abusive home, because I said something to the police behind her baqck and they went to check it out. I’m so thankful that I was able to speak to the police and they beleiveved me. My mom and Step dad didn’t beleive me untill after the police siad that it was true. So this song took me back to that day and time and I’m thankfull everyday that I did that cause I saved her life!

  5. Pam. Thank you for stopping by. The song also makes me cry. Those of us who have been abused can relate all to well. I wish you peace in the future.

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