My bedroom door cracked open to reveal Safire’s jarring face and the sound of ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ ringing through my room with Mum’s warped vocals ruining it.
His Eye is on the Sparrow is one of the songs that feature in Chapter One (Escapism) of Once Bad Intentions. Whilst the protagonist, Stephanie Johnson, who is eleven at the time, is frustrated by her mother’s gospel music selection. These are the songs that subliminally influence her conscience and later journey towards redemption.
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