This is something TeeLow has been working on since June 2015 - writing and rewriting. and rewriting.
This comes from a deep sense of love and admiration for his hometown Sandusky, Ohio and the overwhelming sadness that comes with loving such a distressed area.
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Seems like every other week I gotta read in disgust
About overdoses and what these dealers feedin to us
While we all up in arms about police we distrust
I think there's a few other issues we need to discuss
Like how all these kids are in need of a rush
And parents can't be bothered, they all out of touch
Maybe, they too, are in need of a crutch
So it's all monkey see, monkey doin too much
I grew up here it was always cool
moms never cared where I was going to
I'd be downtown all day or up at the park
And she wouldn't get worried if it was a lil bit after dark
Now the Streets becoming dangerous and the cops is watching
House on the corner sells dope, the neighbors pushin suboxone
Addicts and hustlers don't see no other option
Is it the drugs or is the money the toxin?
It's a disease, users can't be sober long
If they're broke, they'll case a store for something to pawn
If they're broke, they'll break into a place of residence
Raid a cabinet for all their medicines
I know it sucks, how life can break you
But you can't go anywhere you won't let it take you
You got hooked on the line but no one hates you
You can still come back - but only you can save you
Look, the ER is full and the EMT's are busy
If you OD it's over, your life is history
No longer front page, that news is old as you know what
It's sad that we're more surprised by people who sobered up
Add your name to that, do yourself the favor
Make your best day now - stop thinking you'll get help later
You have a few regrets, but that ain't gotta define you
You're not you right now, incase I gotta remind you
Gotta clear your head, only you can find you
We see thru your excuses, so who are you really lyin to?
I only want the best for you and yours
And I'm more than willing to show you the doors
But I gotta leave it up to you to turn that knob and enter
You gotta fight for your life and there's No Surrender