Dying in its own name
the act seems to push others away
but to tolerate now means something new.
To tolerate is to discriminate against those you see fit,
I was called many things when I was growing up,
horrible names no kid should ever hear
hearing people say “you’re not welcome here”
but I stayed true to my convictions
I gave my opinions on how I see the world
but somehow I became the racist and the bigot
I protect my brother against people who call him gay
but somehow I became the homophobe and the bigot
I denounce the evils that tortured my great-grandparents
but somehow I became the nazi and the bigot
I pray for love to return to our hearts
but somehow I am full of hate.
So what made me grow up is the new wave of hate
Hidden by a different name
so now tolerance is dying
dying in the name of tolerance.