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SCARS

Written by: Barry P. Foley
Copyright © 09 JANUARY 2007

I got scars on my body, from when I was a kid
From riding crazy ponies and some stupid things I did
Those wounds healed in time, they left an ugly mark
But they don’t cross my mind, even  when my days are dark

I’ve got scars on my tongue, from not saying what I should say
Biting my lip and keeping my cool, just to make it thru the day
Not telling the boss how dumb he is, foregoing a bad cliché,
He can’t handle the truth and another scar is made

1st CHORUS
I’ve got scars on my brain, from watching the TV
Life’s great injustice is played out for all of us to see
The starving kids in Africa, are praying for their next meal
While the fat cats in Washington finding new ways to steal

I got scars on my heart, they may never heal
And my distrust for fellow man, I may never reveal
With age comes wisdom, as friends may come and go
But scars from my enemies continue to grow

2nd CHORUS
I’ve got scars on my brain, from watching the TV
Life’s great injustice is played out for all of us to see
22 Veterans die every day, by their own hand
The war is still going on in their minds
and our leaders don't give a damn