In the shoes of a man
Who loved me when you didn't have the courage to.
When he swallowed glue and patched up the cracks in the dam that held my
Tears back when you let the rivers flow.
Feelings don't drown easy for foreigners, he knows that. Being an immigrant to being a father you should have understood that when you stole the love I had for you and left.
He paid for my sadness and didn't even flinch when I mentioned the taxes on me, all the baggage I had to bring. He paid off the debt you left to me and put the extra carry ons in the closet.
The title belongs to the man who didn't have to ask for it. Who didn't beg me for forgiveness but made up for it by not betraying my loyalty.
King is the man who loves everything he was given and soldier is the man who defends it. Father is the man who was proud enough that when I fell kneeled next to me.
Manhood stood in the shoes of a man who earned the love of someone who doesn't easily give it.