Jason Michael Carroll - Alyssa Lies Lyrics

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"

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
I know she needs you bad


I had the worst night of sleep in years
As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
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

She doesn't lie
In the classroom
She doesn't lie
Anymore at school
Alyssa lies
With Jesus
Because there's nothing anyone would do

Tears filled my eyes,
When my little girl asked me why Alyssa lies

Daddy tell me why
Alyssa lies

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  1. Pirate 98.3

    I've heard you can watch this video on Oculus with headphones and pretend you're playing a game, then no one will know you are crying.

  2. Latoya Hammond

    that so sad😥😥

  3. Richard Espinoza

    My name is alyssa

  4. Sarah Botticello

    Did Alyssa die in this song

  5. Sandie Johnson

    I still feel the twinge of guilt why I survived and so many didn't.

  6. di ck

    God I'm a 13 year old that still cries to this song

  7. Heaven Rodriguez

    They played this when I was in 7th grade at Nimitz hr high in Texas for a listening assignment and reflection and it was the first time I heard the song and now i cant stop listening .

  8. lyzza baby

    when i was little i looked my name up and this came up and i just thought it was about a girl lying.. now i get it😭

  9. Amanda Waldron

    Sign up to be a CASA advocate and speak in court for those children in the system for abuse and neglect 💖 sign up at your local Casa agency!

  10. Henry Erpelding

    Very touching song in 2020

  11. Bill House

    I don't care who you think she is. No young child has to go through this. I did you don't wish for me to tell ya What I went through. Do you

  12. Leslie Ann-Elizabeth Holmes

    Sounds like my special friend to me when she caught my father beating me on the playground for no reason for the very first time when I came to school covered in bruises and my friends ask me why I don't know what to say cuz I don't even know what I did wrong I didn't do what you were accusing me of and I refuse to lie but that ,
    Real Life sounds like my childhood .!!. .!!.

  13. Sarah Parker

    2020 and still a great song schools need to play this song through all grades high school middle school and elementary, people now days can be awful...

  14. adam gilligan

    "give me your pain and I'll give you my comfort, give me your fear and I'll give you my peace, give me your sadness and I'll give you my Joy, give me your lonlyness and I'll give you my love. I will suffer so you don't have to"

  15. honey bun

    My names alyssa

  16. Jaymee Reidhammer

    Is it bad that I grew up listening to this song

    Sicarri Zelot !

    Why would anyone think it bad that you grew up listening to this song ??

  17. Katie McCormick

    so sad.😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😔😔😔

  18. Glendel Yarber

    I know how it feels to have to lie about abuse at home. I am one of the lucky ones to have made it through but in these situations it’s not that your lying to protect or cover up what’s going on. I made the mistake of telling my school counselor and it followed me home. Which made it worse. God be with those in this situation. As he is the only one who can truly comfort and remedy the situation.

  19. Northern Dynasty

    Every now and then, when I think my life is bad, I come back here for a sobering reminder of just how fortunate I am to have the life I do.
    This is that sobering reminder.
    Prayers for all of us who have suffered and were able to escape before those who couldn’t endured what Alyssa did.

  20. David Sheldon

    About 9 years ago a young boy probably no more than 9 walked up to us while we were waiting for a bus and asked if my brother was a police man, he had bruises on his face, he was from a family who had a reputation for abuse, I anonymously reported this to social services, found out later that the boy and his siblings were all removed due to abuse, hopefully that report helped xx

  21. Droskis

    I'm a 23 year old man with a 2 year old girl and cry everytime i hear this
    Hurts my heart something deep

  22. recycled teenager

    I do not know of any children first-hand that have been abused in such a manner but I listen to the video and the song and it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your work

  23. Love Beene

    No matter how hard I try, I can never make it through that song without crying... It's a beautiful song... But, it's also a song that rings in the ears of many children who have been through the same thing and don't know what to do. They don't know if they should keep their mouths shut in fear of something worse happening or tell someone in hopes of being rescued. A piece of advice... Never turn a deaf ear to an abused child, you may just be the one who rescues them from their abusive situation... ❤❤❤ 🙏🙏🙏

  24. Alyssa's Dollworld

    Edit-I cried while re watching this

  25. Alyssa Curtis

    Why did her dad do that

  26. Shasari

    Often, and the worst ones to try and explain, are those bruises that don't show. The ones that are on the inside. The one's that you never recover from, you just learn to cope with the memories of them. They never go away, even the hurt doesn't really fade much. This is, unfortunately, I know very well. No, I did not have any kids. The ones that are inside stay with you all your life. I'm 54 now, and memories from my childhood still hurt, I just don't think of them as often.

  27. Mackenzie Maraugha

    What happend

  28. Jéssica Simplício Reis

    Eu tenho picos de depressão profunda... Por causa do bullying que eu sofria na escola kkk choro de vez enquando ,mas ninguém tem nada a ver com isso se eu morrer ninguém vai notar

  29. Kearstin Williams

    I was Alyssa like Alyssa only I survived I had to save myself from my ex who tried to kill me I hid my bruises from my mom my teachers and friends with long sleeves and makeup it was the hardest thing I ever had to do was lie to my momma everyday by the grace of God I was saved and had the strength to walk away thank you lord

  30. Jéssica Simplício Reis

    Taca bolinha de papel na cabeça da Jéssica kkk

  31. Chelsea Hudgens

    2020 anyone?

  32. hellhound wacker

    2020 anyone

  33. deranged insanity

    To the three thousand people that disliked this video, you need search further in to this song because it's a true story and little girl died because she was abused everyday and no one wanted to help her.
    PS. It's ok to cry that just means you're human.
    Learn to love everyone.

  34. Mackenzie McDonald

    2020 every since i was 16 ive been listening to this

  35. Kamri Alexis Vlog’s

    My momma showed me this a couple months ago 🥺🥺

  36. Stephany Orocio

    my name is alyssa this song makes me feel weird

  37. Ronald McDonald

    Alyssa is a teenager today because I fought that piece of shot when he needed it.

  38. jim macnamara

    these songs and the meaning of them goes on every day at school, so sad , teachers can't reach out and help . So unfair for the teachers and students alike

  39. raymond crenshaw

    If I found that out about a child I would beat the f*** out of their parents they would hope and pray for the cops to put them in jail because every single day they were out I would beat the living s*** out of them there is no reason to abuse a child. I do believe in discipline but there is no reason to abuse a little kid

  40. Anny Disotell

    my name came from this song

  41. knk4ever83

    Um Alyssa's teacher is a mandatory reporter.. wonder why she didn't report it? This song hits me in the heartstrings..

  42. Jéssica Simplício Reis

    Isso é bullying

  43. BAM 24

    This was my dad as a kid. Im 36 and just found out just how evil, vile, nasty and abusive BOTH his parents were to him. Stuff u just cant wrap ur mind around how how a parent is capable of such things. He had kept it in and held the burden of the lies for half a century! I wish i had known growing up...i would have made my disgust in them known by spitting in their old faces like the garbage they were. But instead I gave hugs because i had no idea..the lie was a blanket that covered it all. It took their deaths to happen b4 my dad released the horrifying memories. What i wouldnt give to be able to bitch slap them both out of their graves. But im sure they're getting what they deserve right now in the pits of hell. Fukin assholes

  44. Timmy Cowick

    R I.P Zahra Baker

  45. Jéssica Simplício Reis

    Deve ser pq eu uso óculos desde a infância

  46. Jéssica Simplício Reis

    Bullying e terrível eu sofria MT bullying na escola

  47. Dylan

    If anyone wondering about the church sign @3:38
    Matthew 15:4 New International Version (NIV)
    4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’

  48. najeeb alkozai

    this is the best.... I cried :(

  49. Jesika Moua

    At thee end of 2019 and still watching this. 😔😢❤❤❤

  50. Margaret Barbour

    That song hits me real hard


    I'll be honest I have a sick mind but to abuse kids and rape them etc it's not on. If I met anyone I'll befriend them then torture them for months

  52. 111sienna

    Sorry but i put the blame on the ignorant immature parents who had the child. So many unfit parents having babies and can't even get their own life straight. This happens way too much. Wish there was a test to pre screen.

  53. Darren Roller

    I remember watching this video when it first came out on CMT and I was young at the time and it had a huge impact on the person I am. I've never been one to fight but if I ever seen something that was morally wrong I've always been the first to stand up for someone who couldn't do it for themselves and it hurts my heart to see people and children in this situation. I watched this videos and to this day I still cry over it. So beautiful and moving.

  54. Carlton Morrison

    One of my mom's favorite songs i cry every time i hear this beautiful song

  55. Darin Spicer

    i tried to sing this once with my band in public. I couldn't do it

    Really Tired 64

    I can relate. I've done this a couple of times in karaoke. I'm ok up to the "Alyssa lies with Jesus" part. Then the log jam closes up my throat

  56. Mrs Judith

    First time hearing this song 😢😭😢😭😢😭

  57. Tina Garcia

    I crying

  58. Alexis Weaver

    I feel soooo bad

  59. Anthony Smith

    I ask all who knows someone is being abused to make it your business to be their keeper. Don't hope that the next person will do something about it. It could be to late.

  60. nemesisgenius

    This song made it to #5 for Jason Michael Carrol in early 2007, but this should have spent 3 weeks at #1. Very heartfelt song that none of today's crap on country radio can match up too. Such a sad song that will melt a heart of stone, even on a cold winters night.

  61. Beth Johnson

    Care I do

  62. Kevin Brodzansky

    My life is ruined he took my life away at 5 I’m not 36 and he is still winning he took my life and I wish I was strong but I wasn’t and I am not

  63. Joannie Hall

    Yes it should be played in school

  64. Joannie Hall

    This song breaks my heart 💔💔💔 and Everytime I hear it I still cry 😢😢

  65. Kathy Cline

    this song makes me want to cry 😭

  66. Savage Sooner

    Tear jerker song!

  67. coorslightcowboy

    This song just destroys me. How can anybody hurt a child?

  68. MrHefe

    That ending got me so hard 😥😥😥

  69. Heather Fugate

    This reminds of my stepmother Perry she was abusive she killed herself with drugs

  70. Marisa Wiggins

    I lied from the age of 5-9. Then she stabbed me with meat shears, and though I didn't contradict her in the exam room, I could no longer cover up for her. The next day was a school day and I TOLD. Then it started a process of evidence recovery; I suffered 3 more years, but when she stabbed me, I realized I was more afraid of dying from the abuse, rather than from her rage if she discovered that I "betrayed the family", by reporting her to the school nurse, a teacher, or therapist. In fact, when I was rescued in 98, that summer I went to the nearest Red Lobster with my foster parents; I saw that same school nurse a few tables away when I was looking around the restaurant. My foster parents gave me permission to go say hello; I gave her a huge hug and said "thank you; you saved my life. I'm safe now".

  71. c. j.

    Profoundly poignant, beautifully presented I'm glad I found Jason Micheal Carroll . Truly talented.

  72. Delores Spivey

    Dear Mr Jesus. Shanda Sharers Murderers. Mary Tackett and Toni Lawrence. Was Mentioning This Along with The other Four. They was going to Do Something And Become Famous

  73. Skye Dejager

    This hit home as I site here cry I keep telling my self my husband Is more important then to go down the tracks , it's been 15 years since i last sow my dad 15 years to the day on Thanksgiving

  74. Alyssa Weisz

    I was named after this song😢

  75. Maribel Gonzalez

    I Just Heard This Song A Few Days Ago And I Can't Stop Listening To It Because I've Been Physically, Mentally And Emotionally Abused But Feel Like Noone Cares Or Listens To My Side Of The Story And That Hurts Me Every Day Inside 💔 Why Have Kids If You Just Want To Abuse Them!!! It's Not A Game, It's Someones Life! 😡😡😡

  76. Richard Long

    As a Badly Abused Kid By a Drunken Drug Addled Mom & Her Boyfriend of The Week, I will and have the right to say that more needs to be done to find and help these kids in crumby life's and get them out of these homes and to a better safer place to many are left to suffer because the parents are great Liars when CPS "Child Protective Services" comes a knocking and I am sorry but this is why if you have a kid with bruises you should have to take a polygraph or goto jail as if you are guilty till you do to many kids Die at the hands of their parents or from suicide due to this stuff going on and nothing getting done and it is our fault as a society as well cuz to many people just say oh poor kids and never do as much as file an anonymous report "You know who you are out there (You See It But Do Nothing) SHAME ON YOU" and group homes and foster homes need to be looked into as well much closer as I suffered Abuse in some of them as well "My cousin was molested in a foster home so while we are talking about the parents let's not forget to look at the People who are licensed and supposed to care for these kids and the Agency who allows this to go on.... MABEY JUST MABEY WE CAN SAVE SOME YOUNG PEOPLES LIVES.... IF WE JUST DO THE RIGHT THINGS I KNOW WE CAN ! ! ! ! !

  77. Clarry Moffitt

    Have always resisted abuse in all it's forms - so was does America accept abuse from their President?

  78. Doug Winegar

    Saddest song ever written

  79. Dean Rose

    Love this song I listen when I was little now I’m 15 and still listen too it

  80. Leeann Haddock

    I latterly cry every time I hear this song and I heard it all my life

  81. AshlynnKay Hall

    Seeing that girl walk out absolutely broke me 😭😭😭😭

  82. Travis Carr

    Bullies always pick on the weak n scared who can’t defend themselves. Behaving that way won’t build your self esteem any but it might just result in an unexpected ass whooping for the bully.

  83. Daniel Sheppard

    It was sad that his daughter friend was killed by a abuse dad and people who beats on kids should have to be punished for what they did and been done the same way so they can feel how their kids was going though and no kid should not be abused if it happens on your State please call police on it

  84. Andrew Dressler

    As a former prosecutor, this song gets me every time.

  85. Rickey Mack

    I knew the girl at 1:23 Louisiana highschool


    Rickey Mack how is she doing now

    Rickey Mack

    @Musicxtu92 idk I can't get ahold of her


    Rickey Mack how about last time you got in touch

    Rickey Mack

    @Musicxtu92 after I moved away I never got in touch with her


    Rickey Mack hope she’d ok

  86. Schneider Palcsik

    I think any "Man" who hits a child or a woman should be deballed at minimum. Better yet,.. he, even she, should be brought to me and that will be the end of that. There will NOT be a body to find.....

  87. brennantg7

    I dont get it...

  88. james douglas

    for all you fuck.ing ass.holes who beat your kids remember this video and remember there is a jail cell with your name on it! R.I.P to the many children lost from abuse and to those who face it be as strong as you can and expose it all no matter what because you do have a voice and you will find someone who will listen

  89. Nastassia Chapman

    I'm a suicide survivor 4/25/19 I'm here if anyone needs to talk heres my Facebook and my WhatsApp
    Nastassia chapman

  90. Dallas Taijeron

    It doesn't matter how many times I hear this song. I cry EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

  91. Ken Ma

    I just saw this video for the first time..
    Before I go into my story and why this touches me so deep, I will tell you the story of Donna.. I was 19 living in an apartment complex and was friends with Donna she was 16 at the time.. She would tell me of the things her step-dad had done to her... I always promised her if anything happened to call me and I will be there...
    The one time he was trying to break into her bedroom to rape her as he had done previously, she called.. A good friend of mine and I went to her Apt and she climbed out of her 2nd floor window and my buddy and I took her to another friends house 40-miles away.. she was hidden there.. Next day police came to my Mom's apartment as her step-dad and called the cops and told them I had drove her away and she was now missing..
    I told the cops why and ended up down at the police station explaining her situation.. I would not give up the place we had her even though the cops at first were threatening me with being arrested and put in jail.. I still would not say anything until the cops promised she would not be forced to return to there.. I was followed to the house by the cops who brought a counselor to talk to Donna.. End result was the step dad was arrested, her Mom hated me for him being taken away from her.. But Donna was finally safe, she was allowed to stay where we had her hidden and the direct family was never notified of where that was.. The counselor would visit her quite often and give her any help she needed.. About 4 or 5 months later she reconnected with her Mom..
    At a point a her Mom forgave me, once everything came out in court and all..
    I would do it all again in a heartbeat.. It was because of my past that I put myself in that place..

    So I will add some of my Past..
    "Whats the Matter here" by 10,000 Maniacs is another song about child abuse.. It is more closer to the childhood I lived.. I grew up in the 60's.. My fathers way of controlling everything was through me and the beatings I would endure.. There was a time I went to school and I had welts all over my legs, could barely put my pants on, in spots I bled through pants from the welts.. I got yell'd at in class because I was not sitting properly in the class, I told the teacher it hurt to sit down, I was sent to the nurse, who saw all the bruises and instead of doing anything to protect me, told me I must have been a bad kid at home.. then proceeded to call my father at work and have him come and get me and take me home from school.. needless to say, it was not a good day..
    If my Mom was 5 minutes late coming home from work, he would beat me and then tell my Mom it was her fault because she was late from work and dinner was not on the table.. Most of this occured from the time I was 6 to 10 years old...
    I used to hide under my bed in the farthest corner against the wall where it was hard for the stick to hit me.. The bed was very heavy because it was an oak bunk bed, so it was my safe spot..

    I would hide with my transistor radio, little reel to reel player and old polaroid camera .. those were my three possessions that mattered most to me..
    In the 60's there was no place to turn, no place to hide.. just had my spot under the bed..
    My radio with my earphone was always my escape from the reality I faced on a day to day..

    The 10,000 maniacs song, it hurts to hear it as it tells my story in a much more lucid way...
    Behind closed doors there lies the evil that your blood/parents is supposed to protect you from.. When that fails you and the evil haunts your everyday, where you have no place to hide, you live your life fearful to trust anyone... And you never trust anyone completely ..

    ---If something doesn't look right, doesn't "feel" right in what you are seeing.. You probably need to get involved in some way to see what is going on.. If things are what they seem, you need to step in and do the right thing..


  92. William Dempsey

    Ill kill that mother fucker.

  93. Alexis Kinsey

    This is a very very sad video & it makes me cry & this video needs to played in schools

  94. Claudia kiss

    I wasn't abused physically but verbally emotionally sexually and totally neglected too. This guy "home" for me too. How many people have lost their lives to child abuse? Speak out!

  95. Shane Wilder

    Who is cutting onions

  96. Isaac Smith

    Why the dislikes