Downhill Climber


You meet him in the morning on your way out

When you woke up, he finished his last drink

The smell of bar still lingers in the air when you walk by

But while hoping he finds home, your compassion is infiltrated by contempt

 

Cause you can’t help the feeling you despise him

Leaving all the honest work to you

And you become someone who chases moral everywhere you go

This one stands there watching while you push and shove

 

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

Who needs whose blessing, who is to blame

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

This one stands there watching while you push and shove

 

Legs crossed, she is sitting on the corner

Begging for coins in a cardboard cup

The badly written sign says she is a cripple, but you’ve seen her walk just fine in a glimpse when she stood up

 

And you can’t help the feeling you despise her

Leaving all the ethics up to you

And you become someone who won’t spare even the stuff you have too much of

All this begging while you push and shove

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

Who needs whose blessing, who’s to blame

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

Who needs whose blessing, who’s to blame

 

 

You can’t help the feeling you despise them

Projecting all this weakness onto you

And you’ve become someone who keeps on walking, eyes on the ground

 

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

Who needs whose blessing, who’s to blame

Who bears the greater shame

Who should be more sorry

Who needs whose helping hand

Who needs whose blessing, who’s to blame















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