I knew this kid named Alberto
Funny style cat and his girl looked like a turtle
Not Lisa Turtle, just a turtle
High school track he ran the hurdle
His peers shed tears in senior year when he got murdered
Now Alberto was your average A student
Participated in class and never came late and never chewin
His family was picture perfect, his older sister was prom queen
His dad a decorated vet from the Vietnam scene
His mother was dear Abby, an ordinary housewife
Like clock would always have dinner on the table at five
But Alberto had a monster that he kept under his bed
And instead of lettin it out he just got a girlfriend instead
She knew somethin was funny she could tell by his behavior
Or the way he flamboyantly shook his hand when he would wave to her
She thought nothin of it and just shoved it in the closet
Until the day word dripped out like leaky faucet
Alberto was homosexual, I ain't had nothin against it
But little Ronny Johnson and all his football player friends did
They'd always pick and nag call him fag and such and such
And couldn't wait to get to gym so they could really bust his nuts
They gym teacher never cared he just joined in on the action
Make silly gestures and compare him to Michael Jackson
Alberto couldn't take it he just stopped showin up
And whenever he walked them halls he just felt like throwin up
And at night he would cry and cry and ask God why
Like God, why the fuck I had to be born this way?
God would reply, "Son, you gotta show em you're more than gay"
See he had dreams to be a track star
Until the wonderful night the gay jokes went way too far
Ronny begged for his forgiveness and invited him to a party
Cause his parents went away and left him plenty of Bacardi
Alberto kindly accepted, he was finally accepted
Except it was all deception and nothin while unprotected
There was a plan Ronny had scammed to get him in the right place
Verbally degrade him and rearrange his pretty face
The plan would go swiftly, they started callin him sissy
One punch turned into fifty they beat him till he was dizzy
Now Alberto lie in blood while his peers looked on in fear
He took his last breath and passed away his senior year

Needless to say it was one big tragedy
And how was Ronny gonna explain to his family
While they were on vacation takin in sights
He got wasted, killed a kid that night

Don't be a slave and behave the way they do
Just utilize the gifts that God gave you (4x)

I knew this girl named Maria
Bright and talented, with aspirations to be a big super star
What a great idea, until she fell off and started listening to her peers... oh dear
Now Maria was your typical obnoxious analytical
Headstrong rebel flippin off the principal
Single mother home structure, she looked after baby brother
While moms worked two jobs just to buy supper
Pops was a strugglin musician, troubled man
Jugglin family and heroin addiction
He overdosed and left a notice of eviction and
A crate of records on the table in the kitchen and
A little angel with a keen sense of sound
Who sought solace in the records she found
And she would stay up late at night reciting songs to herself under pale moonlight
Righting wrongs that her pops made
Promised her mom she would never go the same route, turns out
Carrie-Anne had other plans
Her and her man Ronny most popular
Second best to nobody
Homecoming queen versus ugly duckling, and the story ends the same way, okay
Ronny's parents went away for a couple of days and told him no drinkin
What the fuck was they thinkin?
Maria was oblivious that her boyfriend had already been invited
So when Carrie-Anne asked she got all excited
Like "Damn, now I got somethin to look forward to"
Or so she thought
Maria kindly accepted, she was finally accepted , except it was all bullshit
Now pay attention
Carrie-Anne hated Maria cause she could sing
So she scored a bag of heroin but the craziest thing
Was Maria never touched drugs, she did that night
And when her man was gettin beat she was nowhere in sight
Now her boyfriend lie in blood and she had no idea
Alberto passed away and she got hooked her senior year

Needless to say it was one big tragedy and
I hate to break it but it doesn't end happily
A warm day in May the sky was so beautiful
Carrie-Anne died in a crash leavin the funeral



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