Turning The Shoulder

Crying on my Saturday

Cause my back ia up against the wall

Guess it's one of my better days

No, at least I did not hit the floor

When I looked away

He was turning the shoulder

And my mother is saying

Just remember what he told you

Fight your wars

He will not fight yours

No, she said, Oh your daddy is a great man

But he will not fight for you

Oh his battles are the ones he can win

Not the ones he wants to

Pull me out into the crowd

Cause you think I should be more like them

And I don't wanna let you down, no

But I don't think that you quite understand

When I looked away

He was turning the shoulder

And my mother's ashamed

Of the life I have chosen

I fight my wars

That they won't fight for

She said, Oh our family has a great name

But it will not stay with you

I fight my wars

That they won't fight for

And, she said, oh your daddy is a great man

But he will not fight for you