When Daddy’s Drunk

Don’t be provoking him
When Daddy’s drunk
You shouldn’t be courageous
Unless you want your heart sunk

I’ve seen him choke Mama
And he’s hit me hard a few times
He’s been on the Evening News
For committing violent crimes

He’s done time in the jailhouse
But we don’t talk of it these days
I keep thinking he’ll leave us
But instead, he drinks and stays

So go hang out with friends
When Daddy’s drunk
It’s not likely that he’ll ever
Get out of his outgoing funk
When Daddy’s drunk
When Daddy’s drunk

I’ve seen him slap Sissy
He’s also fired his gun
After a bender, he won’t wake
Until we see the burning sun

He knows what he’s doin’
He said that he won’t stop
911’s on speed dial now
In case we need a cop

He’s done time in the jailhouse
But we don’t talk of it these days
I keep prayin’ he’ll leave us
But instead, he drinks and stays

So go hang out with friends
When Daddy’s drunk
It’s not likely he’ll ever
Get out of his ongoing funk
When Daddy’s drunk
Oh, it’s not likely he’ll ever
Get out of his ongoing funk
Just don’t ever be home
When Daddy’s drunk
When Daddy’s drunk
When Daddy’s drunk
Oh, when Daddy’s drunk

August 30, 2020

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