There’s a cage around my home town
That’s supposed to keep us safe.
They built it high and wide and tall
So nothing could escape.
I found a way outside though,
And I thought I’d try and leave,
‘Cause nothing could be worse than here,
A place I cannot breathe.
Their stares are all but scalding,
Their words to me are hissed.
Each day I’m told worthless,
And shouldn’t here exist.
So, be sure I’ll take my chances
With the things that out there lie,
Than let them beat and mock me
Until I rot and die.