Donít Take It out on the Children

Your life may stink
you may be looking at the world
through dark tinted glasses
you may be more grey than the average grey masses
you may feel inferior to all
and you may think that youíre bound to fall

But donít take it out on your children
they didnít ask to be born
but now that you have them you need to be true
and they need your loving so they donít turn out like you

You may be ugly and fat
it may be that everything you touch
turn to shit
your lover may abuse you and you may let him do it
maybe youíre right that youíre worthless
and maybe youíre killing yourself with stress

But donít take it out on your children
they never did you any wrong
theyíre not dead set against you
they donít try to prevent you from the things you want to do

You may be a failure
maybe nobody ever gave the chance
that you needed to make it somewhere to you
maybe people always misinterpret everything that you do
maybe thereís really no meaning to your life
maybe living to you is just bitter and futile strife

But donít take it out on your children
theyíre not there to add meaning to your life
they only need to find their own place
and you need to give them all the required space

Maybe you need a bottle
or a needle to see you through the day
maybe youíre helpless and afraid to be alone
maybe lifeís harder than you could ever have known
maybe your parents hated you and they never hid it
maybe they loved your brother better and let you know they did it

But donít take it out on the children
whateverís wrong with you is not their fault
they need your support in everything they do
and they need your loving so they donít turn out like you