Ever since elementary it's been the way
To change things, to obtain things, to let them hear what you have to say
Whatever the need, with a silent salute
One could become significant, for a moment or two
So hand raised, I have a question, n' I hope you have an answer,
Listen, be prepared, you might get shook, belly dancer
You see me sitting here, I'm not out, I'm in this place
I'm about to challenge you, elephant in the room, turn around...about face!
My hand is raised, but why do you choose to ignore?
Sitting here has got me frustrated, them too?...Right foot, left,...door
I know its difficult, really, I understand,
Life is off schedule, just hasn't gone as planned
So I just can't wait, no I WON'T settle now,
School is meant for questions so where, why, how?
An answer fit into a lecture, for me, is not enough
Cause then we move on, continue to read, write, listen, just playin', school stuff,
But why, just why can't we be organic, open, you know, ...REAL?
Talk about our purpose, our deep desires, not just limit it to how we feel
Or think for that matter, because that has remained stuck too
Any thought outside the expected, or accepted, is taken, and then cast into the blue
We try to bury it, forget it, and quench it....(heavy sigh) college
Even though I'm heading to graduate, in the end, will I really have knowledge?
You can try to send me to another class, hmm...maybe philosophy,
Na, not there, can I teach you, let's switch, reciprocity
See what I value, is what matters in the end,
That's some teaching I would be willing to spend,
on, because the value of an education today almost isn't worth it
Don't get me wrong, I like school, but I know now you, me, we, we have awesome purpose
So until then my hand will be raised,
Maybe you won't answer, but He will, He's worthy to be praised