Raised In America
Pretty straight forward rock tune. It ended up boiling down about everything I could comment on about coming up and drudging through modern American life.
I know plenty of people are living the good life, and mine's pretty sweet, but I also know it's a messed up country for lots of reasons.
Hiding from issues don't make them go away and whether problems affect you or not, they still exist.
If hearing protests and hearing the fight for power annoys you, then you're probably part of the problem and at best, aren't helping anyone but yourself.
Of course you have that right when you're....raised in America...
Raised In America Soliloquy Intro - Charles Bedraggled
Raised in America / Raised in America - Kids don't have a chance when they're raised in America
Raised in America / Raised in America - Look down at the world when you're raised in America
Raised in America / Raised in America - Slaves to the dollar when you're raised in America
Raised in America / Raised in America - Something's got to give for the raised in America
Verse 1 - The Kids
And what can you say in America, When teenagers get Hysteria
Pastors at church give them gonorrhea, Don't know if their classmates carryin'
Can they hold down a GPA, or will they get mowed down by the AK?
Will they live long enough to graduate, when you need Kevlar to get through the day
They got snap chat, instagram, tik tok and what's app,
Self shots by naked girls, cyber bullies breakin all the rules
STD's from group sex, Suicide from group texts,
Study groups for big tests, get group rates for percosets.
Culture shocked and obsessed, over worked over stressed,
Marketing overt sex, dulling their alertness
Fiver year olds on aderal so doped up they can't add at all,
American dreams are the root cause, because every body wants it all
Verse 2 - The Money
Shopping Malls with discounts, gotta bling bling with my wrists out
Gotta lay away at the checkout, 'cause I can't afford this right now
Buy today, pay tomorrow, credit cards, beg & Borrow
Get the bill, feelin' sorrow, closet's full but I'm feelin' hollow
Modern times go us feelin' sick, gotta talk to the therapist
Can't get in without full insurance, marathons take less endurance,
Grab the bottle, turn it up, drink it straight from solo cups,
Need the weed just to get to sleep, been gave up on countin' sheep
News casts in every ear, got anything you want to hear,
Pick your channel, pick your poison, choose your side, your path is chosen
They tell you what to think, they tell you what to say,
I hope we all wake up before it's too late,
Verse 3 - The Police
Racists cops beatin' kids, shootin' up the innocents
In danger if you're not white if you're caught out at night,
Hell they'll shoot you in daylight, plant the evidence on sight,
Miss a month of work, still get paid, in the ground's where the victims lay,
At work snatched by ICE raids, Families forced to separate
Kids come up in the foster state, the cycle gets to reciprocate
We can spend a billion dollars just to build some missiles ya'll
But can't provide the things the kids and teachers need at school in Fall
From California to Mississippi, all the way up to New York City,
All aboard if you're comin' with me, we're here to fight the hypocrisy,
Fight for those that don't get a chance, BAND YOUR HEAD IF YOU CAN'T DANCE
Stand for those that can't stand, KNEEL WHEN THEY PLAY THE ANTHEM
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