Show me the prison
Show me the jail
Show me the prisoner
Whose life has grown stale
And I'll show you a young man
With so many reasons why
There but for fortune
Goes you or I

Show me the alley
Show me the train
Show me the homeless
Who are left out in the rain
And I'll show you a young man
With so many reasons why
There but for fortune
Goes you or I

Show me the whiskey
Stains on the floor
Show me the drunken man
Who stumbles out the door
And I'll show you a young man
With so many reasons why
There but for fortune
Goes you or I

Show me the country
Where the bombs had to fall
Show me the ruins
Of the cities once so tall
And I'll show you a young land
With so many reasons why
There but for fortune
Goes you or I
Or I


Lyrics submitted by Eamon

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