You Could See

Tears stream down as he lays on the cot
His name was on many headlines
You could see by his face he fought.

He fought to have a normal life
Had the gang as his fallback
And even though he carried a knife
You could see he never wanted to use it.

And he didn't have family, other than
Dally, Pony, Darry, Soda, Steve, and Two-Bit.
He smoked to get things off his mind.
Johnny explored the world through fantasy
You could see he wanted to leave.

He got into some trouble
With a few Socs
He didn't mean to
So he staggered away
If they didn't get jumped
You could see him standing here today.