What happens around you
May not affect you
But then you realize
Stories are true

Your friend's just shot himself
Your other friend got raped
The third is pregnant
Stories are true

Statistics show facts
That your friends are not unusual
But you stand there and think
Stories are true

Teen mothers and fathers
Early deaths and criminals
Drunks and addicts
Stories are true

You sit in your room
Unaffected by the world
And contemplate why
Stories are true

You've never drank
Never smoked weed or nicotine
Never done cocaine
Yet the stories are true

And they're happening right in front of you.