CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY

He read his lines right on cue
He had perfect time
But who would think that in his life
He would turn to crime

They said it must have been an act
The role he had to play
A stage too far the spotlight glow
He chose to throw way

Twilight fills his narrow room
The memory of sweet perfume

And you can't take that away
You can't take that away
There's one thing in life
That you do best
Just do it well and
You can't take that away
No, you can't take that away
There's one thing in life
That you do best
Just do it well and
You can't take that away

Now that he is forced to choose
And find something to do
Scraping walls with verse and rhyme
To help him to get through

But still the thought of who he was
Sneaks into his head
Between those dirty sheets
He's better off alive than dead

Looking back on better days
He tries to understand
Why he never asked someone
To lend a helping hand

The price he paid was governed
By the grass that was so green
The headlines hit the world
And wiped him off the silver screen