You just sit down, reading or watching tv
drinking beer, thinking about your bills
and the stress your family gives you
you just wanted a moment of peace
no murder on the news no gunshots or sirens in the streets.
You get drunk, remembering back in the day
when life was simple and you knew it all
Back then when you left home,
telling everyone you got big plans.
One by one everyone just left.
Victim of chance, who knows but they're gone
Last you heard, your ex was married 2 kids
So you drank your beer, and wished her luck
And your freinds one by one were happy,
while you just left one place for another
until finally you just sat down in your chair getting drunk
Wishing you were someplace else.
The years, marking their passing,
on a haggard leather face,
Your hands never clean, full of dirt and grime
Too afraid to clean away the tears.
You knew there were winners and losers
But too late, did you realize,
the courage it took to get up every day
and start it all again.