Somebody got his face smashed
A poor young girl was raped last night
I was asked to make a comment and put it down on tape

It happens in our own town
We raise an eyebrow but we don't frown

Even here some people live in cardboard boxes
While those residing in their own Fort Knoxs
Think it's silly that they occupy the sidewalks

"Cuz they are scum and loitering
Plus I can't see a fucking thing
Into the decorated display windows
Which I have earned the right to
Working so damn hard for you
Paying taxes you lazy bastards"

I'll be coming home for christmas
I pray the city stands its ground
I hope there's room in there for everyone
And that my family is still around

I hear they're burning bridges now
It's no longer only goats of straw
They're building stacks of tires
Making quite respectable fires
Every exit lost in smoke

But me I left in time so I still have myself
I took my chances, made my choices
I placed myself in the winning track when life was slipping from the pores

When I left people were freezing
They had no no place to call their own
Staying tempered with alcohol
And sweaters that somebody'd outgrown

"But they put themselves there
This is karma, this is fair
Santa only sides with those who have been nice
And with that I have not said
That I'd like to see them dead
I'd just rather not pay for shelter you fucking drunks"

I'll be coming home for christmas
I pray the city stands its ground
I hope there's room in there for everyone
Everyone
Merry Christmas everyone


Lyrics submitted by MartinPS

Scum and Loitering song meanings
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