Started as a Whisper - Susan Ashton


She slipped into church
She sat on the back row
Cause she thought she'd find a little comfort there
A mother to be... she was just a child herself
And alone it was an awful lot to bear
And all she wanted was
A friendly hand to help her through
yeah yeah

Looking around
She felt an uneasiness
From the eyes of condemnation staring back
Cold Hellos
judgemental overtones.
As the hope within her heart began to crack.
Faces draped in doubt, ushering her out

Started as a whisper, spread into rumor, turned into lies.
A blemish in the picture
upsetting the scene in their eyes
Started as a whisper
Subtle remarks of disapproval
Poor little sister
It started as a whisper
but she got the message loud and clear.

She picked up her coat
She fumbled with her dignity.
Then she grabbed her pride and headed for the door.
Conclusions were made
And notions were preconceived
For her reputation she could not restore.
Stealthy is the tongue
Oh the damage done

Started as a whisper, spread into rumor, turned into lies.
A blemish in the picture
upsetting the scene in their eyes
Started as a whisper
Subtle remarks of disapproval
Poor little sister
It started as a whisper
but she got the message loud and clear.

the Chance we have today just may be gone tomorrow
and when it comes down to the soul
Time may not be borrowed


Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick
http://www.christianmusic.com/waynekirkpatrick/albums/

Susan Ashton's biography.
http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/ashton_susan/bio.jhtml