Ah.. So this:
[You'll never know what you've done
For this poor mother's son
A thirsty man just got a
Cold cup of water.]
Is actually the original lyrics while all the rest were changed to reflect her point of view?
How come this one is not changed..:(
Actually you are quite rite. In it's simplicity the meaning is exactly this. Simple : "poor man begging in the streets for money". However, sang by a woman and with the changed lyrics, I had another idea about the deeper meaning of the text. And it makes a lot of sense for a guy like me not familiar with the writer or the singer.
I can swear for me the hidden meaning was stronger then what the text was really saying.
I wonder if the writer did this intentionally or not?