If I could change anything,
Anything in the world,
I would change what society is inputing into our minds,
How our future job is our number one goal.
Society, you're bringing us up in a way
That puts our career before our cares
The thing is, we don't know where to start
And to you, you see it fair.
We try our hardest to do what is told
Through late nights, caffeine, and stress
That's where an part-time mind
Blows up into a full-time mess.
Struggle is definite in our eyes,
You see it every day
Sometimes struggle builds character,
But it isn't right to shift waves already at bay.
Society, society, what have you come to?
Tell me, what have you done?
You sit there criticizing, dismissing, rejecting
And brainwashing our minds until we have none.
Can't you see that we're tired?
Can't you tell that we're mad?
How will a calculus equation
Give us what you think we should have?
Instead of living in the future,
We should live in the now
We should acknowledge our youth while we're in it,
And when we do work, proudly wipe the sweat off our brow.
You can't force us to think like an adult
When we haven't even reached that age
Would you send out an ill-prepared performer
To go recite a monologue in front of an audience, in front of a stage?
If I could change one thing about you, society,
It would be what you're telling us students to learn
Building structures and plans for us
When we each have our own different turns.
Our lives won't be structured,
Our lives won't be planned,
So why are we readying ourselves
For something too wavering to stand?
Show us how to live in the present,
That's where we are now, right?
Show us how to admire the world around us,
How not everything has to be won with a fight.
My future shouldn't be a competition
Even if others are headed the same route as I
Society, society, get your head out of the clouds,
Come back down so you won't be blind.