It is he that controls me; tells me how to live

Instructs me on my failure and how I will survive

Hopelessly lost without him, I am forever in his debt

Not wanting to upset him, I will silently impress

Outward praise is dangerous but I know when he's pleased

Berate my work in public eyes but reward where no one sees

You found me in my squallor, low-class plight

You couldn't buy my loyalty, as with soul I fight

Guarding you who brought me out and led me from the worst

Payment comes with everyday you show me what I'm worth

Age is not the issue, never has it been

You caught me in my younger days, talented and thin

Seeing prospect, not behaviour wretched and obscene

With my life I will repay you, giving everything