I listened to your advice
On the doís and don'ts;
The righteous way of life.
Dad always said;
If they catch ya,
youíre gonna wish you were dead.
Death is honorable oposed to their way.
Well this time Mom, I didnít get away.
I did bad Mom,
I donít think Iíll be coming home.
But what I did
I did for you and Dad.
Two things Dad often said to me and Billy;
Be brave and always stick up for your family.
He always thought so much of us kids.
He made us tough. He made us real men Mom.
Just like he is.
But this small town.
Everyone in your business,
Always poking around,
and giving hell to us kids.
All we asked was to be left alone.
We weren't and disrespect was shown.
It was a mess that we couldnít avoid.
Mom I swear Iím sorry but they gave me no choice.
They kept pushing me,
Then they cornered me in.
You know me Mom,
What they did to Billy,
Wasnít going to happen to me,
NOT HERE, NOT AGAIN.
This time I got em Mom- I really got em!
Right between the eyes I shot him.
Billy was my brother, Billy was my best friend.
This was the only way Mom,
this letter could ever end.
Don't be mad at me,
he's still the same ole Billy.
Mom, I wrote this note yesterday.
On a piece of paper about to blow away.
I thought how ironic if it were to find you,
Since I wasnít going to be able to.
Mom, don't cry but I had to die.
I stood with courage
and not a drop of fear in my eyes.
To ensure your happiness with my life,
to me is fair.
I just wish me and Billy could be there.
Just like Dad taught us;
If youíre gonna fight,
make sure the gains outweigh the losses,
and everything else will be alright.
Hey Mom, me and Billy are gonna go have a drink;
He says Hi,
We're gonna go talk about the good times,
and forget about the bad that's now passed us by