The stench of wine lingers heavy
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As he leans in to kiss her goodnight
His daughter wrinkles her nose just slightly
And closes her eyes at the frightful sight.
He stumbles across her toy strewn floor
A curse escapes when he hears a crunch
As he wavers towards the open door
His shadow deforms his drunken hunch.
She covers her ears as the fight begins
The flying plates and hurtful words
A damning litany of his sins
Play upon her small heart cords.
After a while she falls asleep
And dreams of better times sheís had
When he didnít drink and make her weep
And wish she didnít have a dad.
"See the man with the lonely eyes, oh, take his hand, you'll be surprised." Supertramp.