(Disclaimer: I am not writing this to offend any religious
people, I'm just seriously annoyed at zealots who try and use their
religious beliefs as an excuse for hate crimes, even when abusing
people like that is clearly against their religion. )
(locker combinations spinning out of control
graffiti exposition will one day take its toll)
guards, guns, chain link fences
imprisoning us to protect us
first graders are ostracized
for celebrating the wrong holidays
labeled before you're even born
heard of that type of thing before?
they're too busy spitting on the foreign kid
who cares that he's innocent?
can't even keep your "disparaging slang" straight
it rushes through my mind in another migraine
i knew i shouldn't admit it, but i did anyway
i thought you'd leave me alone, i was too naïve
an apology and an awkward question
isn't enough, i want an explanation
yes, I made some reckless choices
spoke out against the only voices
that we ever hear in this place
they don't tell us this isn't an isolated case
you know, last time i heard
equality was not a curse word
times change, get your history right
listen up, i've got an alibi
i wasn't alive a few thousand years ago
i don't want pointless fights, and that makes me cynical?
"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation"
but apparently guns are an exception
you've censored your history into oblivion
you won't admit that the present's occurring
someone please stop and think
you've pushed so many to the brink
how can any of us be free
if history repeats eternally?