friend, how did you wind up 
at the end of a barrel?

I was a young man 
out on a run
I was telling stories
in my mother tongue

at work
oh, at school 
what happened 
to make you
the form of betrayal
we are shot through 

friend, what were you thinking 
when you pressed the trigger?

look at all they get away with
my disease of despair
red ants on fire
roosters coming home
what makes you 
so easy to shoot?