Desperate Man

Music and Lyrics by Dougie MacLean
Published by Limetree Arts and Music (MCPS and PRS UK)

It's cold in the alley and it's cold upon the stair
But he's got to keep on running, he knows he'll never get there
The long night is cruel, he can never go home
And he's out on the street and he's feeling so alone

Oh Lord he is a desperate man
They've used him, abused him and fooled him again
Oh Lord he is a desperate man, Oh Lord he's a desperate man

Three kids between one and five and another on the way
And his poor little lovely, she looked older every day
Think of all the chances that he lost upon the way
Opportunities that vanished like a needle in the hay