I wanted to watch the skies grow dark

Just once before I was dead

And so I walk the lonely streets

As the sun begins to set

Lamps illuminate the road

That I trample under me

The wind throws deadened leaves

From the branches of their trees

I wanted to watch the skies grow dark

Just once before I was dead

And so I found a park bench

And lay down to rest my head

Streetlights flicker and finally glow

Ruining the beauty of the night

Yet still I stay in my seat

To watch the glorious sight

I wanted to watch the skies grow dark

Just once before I was dead

And so I asked the sun politely

If it would go to bed

Cars fly past with zooming sounds

Throwing headlights in my face

But one slows down beside me

Crunching gravel in its place

I wanted to watch the skies turn dark

Just once before I was dead

But from the car came some men

That shot me in my head

Disappointed voices reach my ears

As my possessions are ripped from me

I can't believe they would kill

For my dollar twenty-three

I wanted to watch the skies grow dark

Just once before I was dead

And so I lay alone in the streets

As the sun begins to set

Bloody and broken I watch

As lights around me dim

My innocent wishful thinking

Turns to another's violent sin

Tonight I watched the skies grow dark

Before they found me dead