A name is called

A child steps out

The crowd takes a last look

At the tribute they'll one day forget

A mother starts to weep

A father begins to yell

But there's nothing they can do

For the darling child

They're about to lose

The capitol all cheer

As each one is paraded around

And then suddenly

They all hold their breath

Because it's time for some death

Someone starves

Another runs decapitated around

One even decides

To end it for themself

And then suddenly it's all over

Another winner announced

A little girl

Afraid as a mouse

But don't be upset

It'll happen again

Just you wait and see

The blood that has yet to be shed

May the odds ever be in your favour