Tim Be Told on Sex Trafficking and Military Child Abduction

A prostitute in Amsterdam waits to solicit "business"

Tim Be Told wrote this amazing song about two hugely important injustices present in our world today. I think it’s beautifully written, and I highly encourage a listen:


Tim Be Told – Just Another Man

She’s only twelve and sells for thirty dollars
And that man is old enough to be her father
He holds her down while darkness takes her over
And he steals her soul

On a concrete floor she lays her head
She doesn’t dream ’cause she’s already dead
While the kings and queens in their feather beds sleep so soundly

All the world’s a hole and I am falling
Too deaf to hear her calling
I wish that I could set her free but I’m just another man
There’s nothing I can do

He’s only five; A child and a soldier
They will make him kill his people when he’s older
And late at night he calls out for his mother
But he took her life

He’s pretending to be brave instead
But his family’s already dead
I cover up my ears and I turn my head
While he screams so loudly

My heart is open but my hands are hiding
Afraid I’ll feel you dying
I wish that I could touch your soul but I’m just another man
There’s nothing I can do

Father, hear our broken cries from a world so fallen!
Help us see that in one Man our hope will never die
And His people call Him Savior Jesus, Love Abounding
Give me strength to do all that I can
I am not just another man

Two child soldiers



Posted by Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing in the Black Box for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.


  1. Esther

    : ) I really like this post as these are God's passions for me! I also like the song and it's ultimate message in bringing these two complex issues to light. Very much needed !

  2. Maktesh

    This is one of my favorite songs. It breaks your heart to listen, but it just overflows with redemption. I found this article while searching for something else on Tim Be Told. They're one of the most incredible bands I've ever heard. There other stuff if just as good, too.

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