He Used to Have a Name

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He could be somebody’s father,
I know he’s somebody’s kin.
I know that somewhere sometime,
Somebody must have loved him.

He said hey mister how about it,
You spare a nickel or dime,
Ain’t gonna use it for liquor,
I haven’t eaten in a long time.

I know there’s somebody in there,
I saw that look on his face,
That little song I was playing,
Was a time and a place,
When things weren’t quite so hopeless,
When he wasn’t alone,
When he had him a family,
When somewhere was home.

Chorus:
He used to have a name,
Once upon a time he was still in the game,
He used to have a family,
But happy ever after simply wasn’t the plan.
He used to have a friend,
He had a dollar to lend.
But he never ever should’ve had to start all over again.
Start all over again.

Verse 2:
He used to have an apartment.
A decent job paid the rent.
Two weeks vacation in April.
He earned as much as he spent.
He never saw what was coming.
This kind of thing is a shame.
He got to work as they were closing.
His pension went down the drain.

He said this can’t be true.
His eyes were filling with tears.
They just can’t do this to me.
I’ve been here twenty five years.
He tried to find a new job.
Ended up at the bar.
Lost his family his friends.
Don’t even know where they are.

(Chorus:)

He could be somebody’s father.
I know he somebody’s kin.
I know that somewhere sometime,
Somebody must have loved him.

Copyright, Mark E. Firehammer