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I sit here gazing at the innocent young faces
So hopeless, So helpless, So in need
I should be protecting them
I am their father, I should provide.


Six months ago my life changed forever
Like many others, I lost my job
No work, no money, no food
I am their father, I should provide.


Went to the soup kitchen to get dinner
Lines wrapped around the building
People fighting all around us, all wanting food
I am their father, I should provide.


Selling apples on the street to earn a couple dollars
This is the only way to get money
I will do whatever it takes
I am their father, I should provide.


People dying all around me
Hunger, illness, weakness, no one to care for them
I do not want this to happen to my children
I am their father, I should provide.


The kids are at school getting an education
They will not follow in their fathers footsteps
My children will never go through this again
I am their father, I should provide.


This is the hardest thing we have ever gone through
We fight hard, we will survive
I will do whatever it takes to make them happy
I am their father, I should provide.

The more we stick together the easier things are
We are a family and that will never change
They will get an education and will sell apples
I am their father, I will provide.





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