on the streets, it’s all static.

on the streets, it’s all static.

one day i awoke,
and i saw myself
as i truly was,
and i sank into an abyss,
and i sank into an abyss,
and i sank into an abyss.

staring at the empty of my eyes,
ringing hollow like someone’s lies.
no, i won’t mention any names,
and i realized then
that anything i could say
would just sound lame,
that anything i could say
would just sound lame
‘cause we all stand upon a stage
to which we’re mere actors-
nonfactors.
how you figure when a kid
pulls a trigger?
give me some statistics.
on the streets, it’s all static.
on the streets, it’s all static.
on the streets, it’s all static.

it’s no wonder
that the kids are all confused
when there’s no direction,
which way to go to escape
poverty and all the other stigmas
associated with being poor.
so what’s more important
that we teach you?
to learn to compete for a job
in a market or globally with china?
to be a good student, a hard worker, and good employee?
but for whom and for what and to what end?
but for whom and for what and to what end?
till the job ends up killing you?
till the job ends up killing you?
till the job ends up killing you?
till the job ends up killing you?
because you are replaceable,
because you are replaceable,
because you are replaceable,
and yeah so am i.

’cause this is just the way it is;
the way things have always been,
but can we teach you to dream?
that a new world is possible
that we can fulfill and achieve
without always dividing?
that our reality
is one that we should be creating?
‘cause all shit’s one son,
so enjoy and have fun
for these are the last days of the empire,
for these are the last days of the empire,
for these are the last days of the empire,
for these are the last days of the empire,
for these are the last days of the empire,
for these are the last days of the empire.

04.09.14.

14 thoughts on “on the streets, it’s all static.

  1. It is so hard to stay true to our values with all the messages from this corporate part of society to help the kids become a cog. Something that I read recently that has been encouraging to me is that millenials are not buying it and many have decided to forgo working for life for some big company and are working part-time so they can do work they find is more suited to them. There is hope.

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