This is a quick song fic starring my OC DogTags Delancy, and a little bit of Lily Hearst (In place of Grizabella, just kind of a background character.)I thought of this as I was listening to the 2019 cats soundtrack. Victoria's song really fits in with Tags' backstory. This is my first song fic so I hope this goes well. Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Follow me home if you dare to.

I wouldn't know where to lead you.

Should I take chances when no one took chances on me?

So I watch from the dark, wait for my life to start.

With no beauty in my memory.

Tags couldn't remember every really feeling "Home". He had been on his own since he was 3. No one ever actually gave him a chance. All memory's he had from his childhood were memories he'd rather forget.

All that I wanted was to be wanted.

Too young to wander Lonely streets, alone and haunted.

Born into nothing.

At least you have something, something to cling to.

Visions of dazzling rooms I'll never get let into.

And the memories were lost long ago

But at least you have beautiful ghosts.

Tags never felt wanted. Never as a little kid and defiantly never as he got older. And Tags had to admit he was jealous of Lily. She was a Hearst. Her dad was one of the richest men in New York. She was born into something. He was born into nothing. At least she had beautiful ghosts.

And so maybe my home isn't what I had known.

What I thought it would be.

But I feel so alive with these phantoms of night.

And I know that this life isn't safe, but it's wild and it's free.

What Tags had imagined what his life could have been, was as far from as reality as you could get. But what life had thrown at him, this life on the streets as a Newsie, was something he would never trade. Not for any imaginary life he could come up with.

All that I wanted was to be wanted.

I'll never wander Lonely streets, alone and haunted.

Born into nothing.

With them, I have something, something to cling to.

I never knew I'd love this world they let me into.

And the memories were lost long ago.

So I'll dance with these beautiful ghosts.

The memories were lost long ago.

So I'll dance with these beautiful ghosts.

Life might not have been what Tags had expected. But he was a Newsie. And that means he has a family. A family who doesn't care where you came from or what you own. And now Tags knew he could let go of his past. And that now he would never have to be alone.


Thanks for reading this. I don't think I like how it turned out, but let me know what you guys think. Please comment and let me know how I can improve.

Thanks again -DogTagsDelancy