when's daddy coming home?
by Country Girl
why's he taking so long?
four kids and a wife all alone
hearts turning into cold stone
where in the world can he be?
does he even care about his family?
he's off somewhere drinking beer
that's the reason he's not here
when he's home we live in fear
and pray that we can disappear
don't say a word you may get smacked
physically & verbally attacked
not sure exactly how to react
there are things you just can't take back
never knew if we'd have food to eat
never had new shoes on our feet
never could have friends to spend the night
cause we never knew if there'd be a fight
kept all our feelings deep inside
never let anyone know how much we cried
long ago our childhood died
a lifetime of love has been denied
that's the life we once had known
living in an alcoholics home