Robb Justice

The other day at the grocery store
A man grabbed twenty dollars more
Of food than he could afford to buy
Because he knew if he didn’t eat he would die

He stowed it all underneath his vest
And tried to fit in like all the rest
Of society, which he is a pest indeed
Nobody gives a damn about his needs

But before he made it out the door
A can of beans fell and it hit the floor
If he’d have only wore a tighter belt
They might’ve not known the way that he felt

He was runnin away, far from everyday
Hidin from the shame, ridin on that firetrain
Rollin through his veins, fueled by all the years of blame
And now he feels his pain

They took him down to the county jail
Thinkin’ nobody would be there to pay his bail
They said lock him up and throw away the key
So it’s easy street for the deputy

But as the sun slowly sank. to everyone’s surprise
A girl walked in with sky blue eyes
Said there’s a man I aint seen in twenty years
Someone said I might find him here

So down the hall, past the cell blocks they led
To a lonely man in his dying bed
Are you sure it’s him, your prize to claim
We gave him a number and we took away his name

He was running away, far from everyday
Hidin from the shame, ridin on that firetrain
Rollin through his veins, fueled by all the years of blame
And now he feels his pain

When he looked up and saw those eyes sky blue
He forgot about all the pain he’d been through
Then he laid his head for he felt blessed
And he went off to be with all the rest

He was runnin away, far from everyday
Hidin from the shame, ridin on that firetrain
Rollin through his veins, fueled by all the years of blame
And now he feels no pain

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