When I was 13 I bought a scally cap Looked up to the older guys who drank at the Rat Couldn't wait to grow up just to drink with the crew Put my name on the map and have a social few. I recall when I was small I thought I'd be a legend soon But that was then and this is now A harder road could not be found Don't get me wrong good times were had Sometimes the fun outweighed the bad But all in all now said and done I can recall more bad than fun. It's killing me - the answers here, it's plain to see It's killing me - I'm half the man I thought I'd be It's killing me - It's taken years but now I see It's taken years but now I see I'm not the man I'd thought I'd be. I'd fight them all big or small, Angel dust and bud tall Collars up and fists the same Protect your friends and family name Had my lumps, received a few But not near what I deserved Some say this life's my punishment Some say this life's my justice served. Barracudas-scally caps, Barrell fires-sings alongs Down the park where I belong, Bar room brawls and Irish songs.