How can you ask me to be there?

When I represent everything that is wrong?

But that doesn't mean that I don't care

Cuz Brother, you've meant so much for so long

I've lived here, in this pit

With girls and drugs and drink, for so many long, long years

Brother don't you see it?

I spiralled down to the bottom, where live the deepest darkest fears

So I huddle and shiver, cold and all alone

Surviving, struggling by myself

So yeah, my addictions may have grown

But you said it yourself;

I was given my hand in life

And it didn't look the best

Filled with betrayal, anguish and strife

But brother you could never guess

Exactly how bad it is down here

In the deepest darkest pit

When everything is magnified, each tiny little tear

And every anguished scream, oh brother if you could hear it

But what hurts me the most is you think that I don't care

Because I don't help your family, your wife and your kids

Well, I'm sorry brother if I struggle to see all the way up there

And what if they were to copy everything that I did

Do you want your child to be an alcoholic?

To be a druggie or a fraud?

To have me near them, oh Brother it defies all logic

Their uncle who has fallen so far, the circus freak, they'll be awed

But how can you ask me to be there?

When I represent everything that is wrong?

But that doesn't mean that I don't care

Cuz Brother, you've meant so much for so long