Hello Rascals


When you were a child
You were loved and watched and cared for
People knew your name
Now you’re dirty, drenched in silence
Sweating in the rain
Hating even dogs that see you

Big day or too drunk
Now stumble through the rain
Sleep in your bohemian clothes
Wake up almost dead
Watch the dawn in sick amazement

When I’ve gone to sleep
An old lady holds her arms out
Little children smile
She says “Hello Rascals
Hello Rascals”