Kid Gone Astray

He waits every evening outside schoolyard gates

Dealing death whoever wants to pay

Hide your tears act much older than your years

Can’t you see it’s building up this way?

Just another kid gone astray

Hey momma, did you know just where your baby’s gone

Do you know she walks the streets at night

Emergency, but you can’t believe just what you see

Read the news it happens every day

Just another kid gone astray

Don’t bite the helping hand

That reaches out to understand

We all need a little time

To put the reason tot he rhyme

Everybody has their day

But sooner or later we’re all gonna stray

Gone astray

Just like a loaded gun, finger on the trigger

And having fun

Nobody’s gonna stand in my way

Don’t lose touch, slip through my hands

And out of reach

Come on back, we’ll work it out someway the stakes are high, but you can’t gamble

With your life can’t you se I need you here today

Just another kid gone astray