Why Are You Leaving?

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Because my mom worked all those years
Because my dad climbed all those hills
Because I had no group of peers
Because we’re on the outside, still

Because our child deserves better
Because we can’t get there from here
Because Land’s End and a letter
Because no one wants to hear

Because I often sing
Because we seldom have any fun 
Because “I’ll let you know if I hear anything” 
Because they gave it to the boss’s son

Because the price went beyond reason
Because monetized and under-funded
Because I stopped believing
Because the haunted and the hunted

Because they say we’re the wrong people
Because the right people are in the wrong place
Because Hotel California
Because such a lovely face

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