Sally Never Cries - a song about domestic violence

Asetha is a singer and songwriter that has also worked as a writer, knowledge mobilizer and research/policy analyst for many federal government initiatives related to homelessness and housing instability. She is most proud of her part in helping to create The Homeless Hub. She believes the website can be a catalyst for a major shift in how homelessness is understood and addressed.

Through both her professional and personal life, Asetha has come to understand that life can deliver unmanageable circumstances to anyone at any time. Through her music, Asetha wishes to convey the universal precariousness of life and the simple importance of taking care of ourselves and each other. To hear more of Asetha's music, or to purchase her CD "Child of Rhyme", please visit

I. Sally's children play with clothes on the line
Their lives are not simple when tears fill their eyes
Mommy's hurtin'
Daddy's cold as beer
His best friend is misery and God's his fear

Sally never cries
Her babies have his eyes
They're the riches she's deserving of
They're all she'll ever need of love
Sally never cries

II. Sally Suckers in her puckered mouth
Her gifts from Jesus are sleeping sound
She eases her bones
In the bathwaters heat
Remembers her mother sayin' leave things be

Someday when he comes through the door
His steak won't be ready and warm
Her girls won't be what she's become
Her boy won't be hurtin' no one

Asetha Power - songwriting, vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason LaPrade - production, dobro, bass Rosemary Phelan - harmony


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