I know this is a really long song but it's actually not when your saying it in your head, it just looks a whole lot longer than it is. Also, this is not a true story...it's just something I wrote. :)
Dad, why do you hurt mum?
Dad, why do we run?
Why do we hide when you're on your way home?
Why does mum takes sides when you're on the phone?
Dad, why do you hurt mummy?
Dad, when can we stop running?
This song is for kids all around the world
Kids that make the most of what they have, themselves
Even if they didn't ask for it, they still have it
Even if they didn't want it, they're stuck with it
Alcohol abuse or any other kind is selfish
Even if their reason being 'they can't help it'
It's all lies, it will happen again starting now
Throw in a kid and it turns upside down
You knew he was abusive but you chose to stay
You had his baby and wonder why he's still the same
Oh that's right, because he told you he would change
He told you he would be a man for the baby's sake
But listen up all the mothers that can't handle it
You all deserve a nice guy and you can all have it
Don't go thinking that you have to be rich
To get the perfect man of your dreams
A little boy named Zachary grew up in a house of three
He had two younger brothers but he seemed to be
The favourite of his mums new chief
The man, the stranger led into his home
Made him feel prisoner and left him so alone
Chief liked him too much and his mother knew about it
She knew what went on behind her back when it did
In fact she took place in a place so sick
It wasn't right, but little Zach didn't know this
When you think, he's only a twelve year old kid
All he knows to be right is in his home of three
And this is what he grew up seeing
He spent half his life watching his mum get beat
The other half of his life was spent listening
Even when he hid
There was nothing he could do to get rid, of it
He used to create a tent on his bed
Using the covers, he used to pretend
He used to fly away to a place so safe
The darkness of the room as someone covers his face
He was taken away from a place so safe
Little Zachary isn't little, he's now a teen
And at seventeen, he's seen all he needs to see
He's ready for change in his home, so he
Got angry and one day he said
'no longer will they use me and mess with my head'
'no longer will they keep me at their arms length'
'all I ever wanted was some love'
'just some affection from my mum, with a hug'
'but if she can pick a man over me then forget it'
'because one day she'll be wishing that she didn't'
'and that one day is today'
'I'm ready to be a criminal, okay'
So he grabbed a knife from the kitchen block
Before his mum and the chief got home
The chief steps in, comes towards in
Searching for the power he has lost in him
Then Zach pulls out the knife and shouts
'power isn't something you can choose to have'
'God chooses who to give it to and I have it now'
The chief stares and is clearly on edge
Zachary laughs to himself and says
'wow look at you squirm'
'every inch of you is shaking at each word'
'well you know what, I'm ready for my revenge'
'I'm ready for your life to come to an end'
'and I'll be the witness that witnesses your death'
So he shines the knife in the light
Stares straight into the chiefs eyes
Every inch of hatred and anger left his mind
Because to see him squirm was worth more than a dime
And with that, he dropped the knife onto the floor
The man looks confused and watches on some more
Zach shoves past him and stops at the front door
Backpack packed and on his back
He looks back and has one last shout
'ha, look show's got the power now'
The police raided Zachary's old home in Hampton
And his fight for justice nearly never happened
Because he never believed in criminal justice, but this had to be
His brothers were sent to another member of the family
His mum and chief were prosecuted and turned up at court
Little did they know that Zachary was quite smart
And at seventeen he had a mind made of gold
The hidden camera in his room had everything they needed to know
It was the hardest thing for him to show
But he showed it in the court and justice was shown
16 years jail time for the man
10 year jail time for the lady he called mum
10 years for her because she took place in their wicked fun
Zachary could have gone down the deep dark road
He could have killed him off and left him but he has a soul
And a conscience of his own that is connected to the soul
Because one man dead would leave another man sold
Sold to the Devil and the world would never know
But he didn't go that way and he didn't end up
Inside the Devil's palm
It just shows that you never need luck
You just have to be tough