Advice for nieces & nephews (don't be an a**)
The idea for this actually did come out of a conversation.. tho I'll point out that I have several nieces and nephews and none of them are even remotely 'a**holes' in any way! (they're all great kids/young adults)
anyway, a quick iPhone recorded demo of this....
marked NSFW tho the semi-title phrase is not that much of a 'bad' word, is it?
You'll hear your parents give advice in a never-ending stream
Understandably some fraction you'll ignore
But being an Uncle, I'm in a different position
Though at risk I know of being a bore
Don't be an asshole I must insist it's true
don't be an asshole my best advice to you
It may sound somewhat vague but here's my intent
First don't presume you know it all
The temptation at your age is to say "got it figured out"
That may work now but not so much in the long-haul.
Here's a few examples of what I talk about
Don't fall for stereotypes or easy solutions
Idealism's good but compassion is even better
Incremental change more common than revolution
There so much that you've learned but so much to learn as well
It's a process that won't end at 26
The more I live the less I know with youthful certainty
About love and life and even politics
© M. Skliar
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.