What you took from me
Was the notion
That tomorrow can be a better place
For anyone who strives

What you took was belief
That people will
Be judged by who they are
Not by what happened to them

You voided the hope
That time could dilute
The horror of the past

That which I did
And that which was done to me

You robbed me of my place
In this world
My place

That I had hewn
Year after desperate year
From unyielding stone

I pity you
When it's payback time

copyright 1994 c d'angelo

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