"I see scars on my honey-pie.."

This one-line chorus by Greek post punk band Venus In Furs, which defines their gorgeous dark ballad Scars (New Horizon, 1985) instantly clicked with a series of songs that speak about a broken child (this child often being a girl...).
"You are a blue child... tell me why you look so sad" sings Rory Gallagher on his timeless Moonchild, while King Crimson described how they saw their own Moonchild "...playing hide and seek with the ghosts of dawn. Waiting for a smile from a sun child".
The Modern Lovers claim "When you get out of the hospital let me back into your life. I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes". A psycho with eyes of fire.
Sonic Youth cover the Carpenters' Superstar, a tribute to anorexic Karen Carpenter - "..come back to me again and play your sad guitar".
Christian Death claim with a broken female voice "When you die I wanna die with you" and a suffering Patti Smith weeps "A fire of unknown origin took my baby away".
Edith Piaf sings stoically, at first, "Shine another glass, make the hours pass" in the English version of Les Amants d' Un Jour, trying to forget the two love-birds that just entered the hotel room at the back of her cheap cafe... And in the end she breaks that glass in frustration.

 So, here it is: My kinky compilation of Songs for a Broken Child..

Moonchild – King Crimson       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1m1l00eaDg

Hospital – The Modern Lovers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91U4_UfhSSw

Die With You – Christian Death         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMdiJ_OsKSA

Superstar – Sonic Youth      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI

Moonchild – Rory Gallagher     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUbLtdqdg9E

Fire of Unknown Origin - Patti Smith   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_2KIUuShbM

Les Amants d’ Un Jour - Edith Piaf  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsyhabr-vUU

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