Dear Mother
Cant you hear me whining?
It’s been 3 whole weeks
Since I have left your home
This sudden fear has left me trembling
Cuz now it seems that I am out here on my own
& I’m feelin so alone

Pay attention to the cracked streets & the broken homes
Some call it slums some call it nice
I wanna take you through a wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise

A gunshot rings out at the station
Another urchin snaps & left dead on his own
It makes me wonder why I’m still here
For some strange reason it’s now feelin like my home
& I’m never gonna go

Pay attention to the cracked streets & the broken homes
Some call it slums some, call it nice
I wanna take you through a wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise

Dear Mother
Can you hear me laughing?
It’s been 6 whole months
Since I have left your home
It makes me wonder why I’m still here
For some strange reason it’s now feelin like my home
& I’m never never gonna go

Pay attention to the cracked streets & the broken homes
Some call it slums, some call it nice
I wanna take you through a wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise
Paradise….