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For the Real Gangsters

PrettyGoPale
Mar 26, 2008, 4:31 AM 0

“SON OF ‘TOMMY GUN’”


“’Shotgun’ Calzone -- they say

died in an alleyway

clutching his 12-gauge like a child.

He was a pawn -- they say

back in the mobster days

when things were lawless and wild.

 

He had a son --

they nicknamed him ‘Tommy Gun’ –

he grew up hard and stone-cold.

One night on a moonshine run,

bullets flew -- he was done.

Dead at just 30 years old.

 

I am the son --

son of ‘Tommy Gun’.

Third generation.

Same destination.

I will die young --

the son of ‘Tommy Gun’.

 

Outside of the liquor store

I feel chilled to the core --

baby shoes hanging in the van.

But just as my dad’s blood poured,

and just like his dad before,

I’m no better of a man.

 

I am the son --

son of ‘Tommy Gun’.

Third generation.

Same destination.

I will die young --

the son of ‘Tommy Gun’.

 

Now, I lie on the reddening tile --

alarm ringing all the while.

And think of my boy home in bed.

I’ll miss his sweet, little smile --

my son -- my only child.

Soon his dad will be dead.

 

I am the son --

son of ‘Tommy Gun’.

Third generation.

Same destination.

I will die young—

the son of ‘Tommy Gun’.”


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