Pat Benatar - Hell Is for Children Lyrics

Pat Benatar Crimes of Passion cover art
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They cry in the dark
So you can't see their tears
They hide in the light
So you can't see their fears
Forgive and forget
All the while
Love and pain become one and the same
In the eyes of a wounded child

Because hell, hell is for children
And you know that their little lives can become such a mess
Hell, hell is for children
And you shouldn't have to pay for your love
With your bones and your flesh

It's all so confusing this brutal abusing
They blacken your eyes and then apologize
"Be daddy's good girl, and don't tell mommy a thing"
"Be a good little boy, and you'll get a new toy
Tell grandma you fell from the swing"

Because hell, hell is for children
And you know that their little lives can become such a mess
Hell, hell is for children
And you shouldn't have to pay for your love
With your bones and your flesh

[Repeat: x3]
Hell, hell is for hell
Hell is for hell
Hell is for children

Hell is for children
Hell is for children

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Treat Me Right
  • 2 You Better Run
  • 3 Never Wanna Leave You
  • 4 Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  • 5 Hell Is for Children
  • 6 Little Paradise
  • 7 I'm Gonna Follow You
  • 8 Wuthering Heights
  • 9 Prisoner of Love
  • 10 Out-A-Touch


  • Credits
    publisher: ©CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP INC
    writers: Neil Giraldo, Patricia Benatar, Roger Capps
    album: Track 5 in album Crimes of Passion
    release date: 1980-8-6
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Hard Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 4:53
    producer: Keith Olsen
    drums: Myron Grombacher
    engineer: Keith Olsen and Chris Minto
    bass: Roger Capps
    background vocals: Neil Giraldo and Roger Capps
    guitar: Scott St. Clair Sheets
    guitars & keyboard: Neil Giraldo
    lead vocals & background vocals: Pat Benatar
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075585127510
    script: Latin