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Maybe If Only

there's a single mom
she will walk the streets tonight
had a 9 to 5   
tried to do things right
but she got laid off
and now she feels lost   
everywhere just shuts her down
all she really needed was a chance
nowhere to turn to now   
she still has mouths to feed   
will do just about anything   
and just about all her pride she swallows
this uncertain gloom lingers still
praying, maybe if only
  
downtown is where the normal people go
never second guessing   
the tears of those who are broken   
they never had to feel such hurt
so they just keep moving without a thought
  
  
a boy will fight for his country
seeing things that no person should see
returning to a place he doesn't recognize  
never will things be the same   
because he’ll quit his job
runaway from his family
end up homeless on the streets
drinking his nights away to kill the pain
if someone would have just tried
took him to see the right people 
but now he's the one that has to scream
maybe if only 
  
downtown is where the normal people go
never second guessing   
the tears of those who are broken   
they never had to feel such hurt
so they just keep moving without a thought
  
  
a sister and brother cry   
their resentment grows inside   
hearts painted black
their once loving father leaves them   
this time it's for good   
a mother cries   
filled with regret and loneliness   
lost hopes and no more phone calls
the children lash out
sister can't take it and leaves this would
brother gets hooked on bad habits
thinking to himself
maybe if only
LadyKilla
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