Live by the sword
and die by the gun
broken kids from parents flung
when from first days they’re broken down
never a smile and always a frown
don’t make them cry and beg or bleed
when all they really need
is a little love and company

take all that anger
the guilt and the blame
what kind of future
within that frame
when love and acceptance
can turn a child around
redeem a child’s life
before you’re buried in the ground

live by the sword
and die by the gun
broken kids from parents flung
when from first days they’re broken down
never a smile and always a frown
don’t make them cry or beg and plead
when all they really need
is a little love and company

you reap what you sow
and how do you sleep
as parents we know
the karma we keep
the good can prevail
it’s all in the mood
the poison of a life comes from
your bad attitude