MAN DOWN

MAN DOWN-B-Chickenbone Slim-Copyright 2017
Worked on the floor
for 20 odd years
plant got bought
by a gang of racketeers
took his job away
but they got paid
man down
we got another man down
Swung a hammer
out of high school
some rollers came around
stole his truck and all his tools
now he lives on the street
got nothing to eat
man down
we got another man down
Child was born
down in the ghetto
had no education
nowhere to go
wrong place wrong time
doing 25 to life
man down
we got another man down
Johnny was 18
when he joined The Corps
lost both of his legs
in a far-off war
served with pride
Took his own life
man down
we got another man down