Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Lyrics - The Direction That We're Going

Another first pass at some new lyrics that I started a few days ago and just got back to today. The first two verses and the first two lines of the third verse are pretty much the way I came up with them last week other than shifting the order of a few of them. The rest came out today. I kept going until I felt I had said all there was to say on the subject. There may be more coming later though. Just a feeling.

I have to wonder at the direction we’re going
About the choices we have to make
Zero tolerance for kids playing children’s games
Soon enough you’ll send them to fight your wars
What kind of twisted message are we sending
Do you wonder why they’re so confused
The lessons being pressed upon them
In the name of holy social appearances

This is no longer the land of freedom
It’s become the land of everyone offended
Why do you want to put your adult fears
On those that just want to be young
So quick to look and place your blame
Never thinking of the consequences
What kind of people will grow from this
Do you think this will really affect change

I grew up in the land of the free
It’s become the land of free to do as you’re told
The land of not responsible for your own actions
Place the blame and play a political game
Attack the branches yet never the root
The problem keeps on growing sprouting anew
You can’t see because of the blindfold you wear
Hiding from the sight of common sense

A five year old schoolchild isn’t a terrorist
A six year old doesn’t always mean what they say
They come from a place of total honesty
No ill will intent in the language they use
Get rid of the one size fits all policy handed down
Stop reading the press release and take a stand
Use your brain stop relying on what someone else says
Use your brain, use your brain, use your brain

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

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