John Pounds - The Musical

I don't need you

I don't need him

Look at him, sitting there,
His skin as rough as leather
He is rough so very rough
Then why am I bothering?

So why should I care
I can stand on my own two feet
I can hold my head high
as I'm walking down the street

He behaved like my father
That's something that I've never had
And the one thing that was missing
I could never call him dad

His body is bent and broken
And his back is brawny and thick
And when he had a mind to
He would know how to use his stick

He used it on my back once
And it made me cry with pain
Then I'd shout and swear and scream at him
And that made him hit me again.

My life was such a struggle
When I was very small
And I thought that shivering in the winter
Was to make tough and tall
When I saw the rich kids
Wearing their comfy shoes and hats
I believed it to be sissy
HA! I didn't need that.

I was found by the dockside
The Camber was my cold bed
And when they found me
They said I was nearly dead

Who was he to know
That I put my life in his hands
And my life had a meaning
My life soon became grand.

If I was left to myself
I would surely have run amuck
Just living from minute to minute
Relying on nothing but luck

On the streets of temptaion and danger
I know I would have gone wrong
He saved me from my certain fate
With a love that made me strong

Look at him, sitting there,
His skin as rough as leather
He is rough so very rough
Then why am I bothering?

Why am I bothiring I don't need him

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