We're just kids
Defined-- By our apathy
Subjugated wiithout sympathy
But how can we care?
Whenwe're stripped of our voice
Left with no choice
But to be robots who let someone else have the control
Because we're too ignorant to have an opinion on something worthwhile, right?
And from the moment we're born
We meet expectations
Thinking, 'If I can get through
Everything that they want
Soon enough it will be enough'
But it never feels like it is
And you get so confused
Because the lines between who they want you to be
And who you are become interfused
Everyday you're told
When to wakeup, what to wear
Where to go, who to see
What to be
Repeat after me:
I am free.
But that's not just kids is it?
Because we're all slaves to society
And schools don't educate, they manufacture
I'm not a student, I'm a product
And if I'm different
I'm just a factory defect, a reject
I've tried so hard to make the grade
And I have
But I haven't
I don't even know what was on the test last week
But I got an A
Applying to colleges is taking me back to middle school
And my dream school
Is like my fifth grade crush
Do you like me?
Check 'yes' or 'no'
And all the numbers that define me
Constantly remind me that I'm not good enough
And I see the things adults can't admit,
They won't admit
Because then they'd have to admit...
That they created it