Under my Hat (The Legend of Friedrich Mietzsche pt. II)

Song number eight from my album The Could-Have-Been King.

Andrea Christen painted the artwork. Like this:

Under my Hat

I picked you up
when you were out of luck
broken on the side of the road

You were just a child
facing the wild
and a future of horrors untold

But I took you in
we walked all the way
and you decided to stay

We shared everything
and would play all day
and never part ways

And you smiled and said:
“come, walk with me
I’m gonna show you
how life’s s’posed to be”

And you moved in right under my hat
oh my sweet little pussycat

When fate hit me
like a steam-engine train
you took my sorrow
and soothed my pain

Sometimes I’d curse my birth
and make the most bitter remark
you’d take be back to earth
and tell me ’bout proper scars (and healed my raging heart)

And you smiled and said:
“come, play with me
I’m gonna show you
how life’s s’posed to be”

And you moved in right under my hat
oh my sweet little pussycat

One day I found you all alone
in the garden by the backdoor
you had tried to call for help
but I couldn’t help you no more

You could barely breathe
couldn’t move your little feet
there was nothing I could do
nothing to help you

It was time to say goodbye
there we lay, you and I
and I could only cry and watch you die

And with your last breath you said:
“why – don’t be sad – be glad
we’re spending these last moments together
promise: always remember the good times we had!”

“Remember the sweetness
remember the laughs
remember the being
the bond and the scars”

And you smiled and said:
“now you will see
that I have shown you
how life’s s’posed to be”

And you moved in right under my hat
oh my sweet little pussycat

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