I can’t stay right beside you all the way,
I have to leave you now,
Sorry, but you can’t always depend on me.
I was there in the beginning before you even knew your name.
I was one of the first to hold you,
I was even the one who named you.
They told me you were my little brother,
I was supposed always be there for you.
Make sure you made it through the hardest times,
Be there at the sound of your every cry.
Our mother died after she birthed you,
So there I was at seven, giving you your bottle.
Our father was a rolling stone,
He abandoned us and we were always alone.
I hadn’t minded being there by your side,
For more times than I could possibly count.
But I’m a grown man now,
And I have to move on in my life,
Which I neglected for your sake.
I can’t stay right beside you all the way.
I have to leave you now.
Sorry kid, but you can’t always depend on me.