See that man over there?
He's gone through some tough times
perhaps more than his fair share.
He's committed crimes
Paid bills in dimes
and lived on the streets.
But you just walked by him, scornfully
tonight, while you eats your Swedish chocolate treats
think of him, thoughtfully.
No, he was not crazy,
buying booze and drugs with all his money
he wasn't like that.
He served in the army.
He's seen combat
when he was a kid, he walked through fire to save a stranger's cat
and yet his bed is outside
todays society is different
no one really cares if a friend died
it pays to be a neighborhood tyrant
and selflessness is rare talent.