I pray for you, deadbeat daddies
Cause when them kids get grown it's too late for you
Now you old and you getting shitted on
That Word Play!
Days will come when ‘deadbeat daddies’ will be old and helpless. In a healthy family that’s the time when your kids or grand kids look after you. Sort of inter-generation-favor-returning if you will. Repaying for the care they were given by their parents bringing them up. But when you paid no attention to your kids, gave them no love when they needed it growing up — who’s there for you to return the favor? You’re all alone…
There’s the added pun/wordplay of being shitted on, literally. Because he wasn’t there to change diapers and get shitted on when they were babies, now nobody’s around to help him (maybe when he’s in diapers and shitting on himself), so he’s getting shitted on.
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