Walls

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The kids inside the walls become adults

While The kids outside the walls become adults

And The kids inside the walls wash their guilt away with vodka and rum

So they don't have to feel 

While the kids outside the walls spit fire for a couple cents

And loose their capacity to feel 

And the old people smile as they sit in the coffee shops, because they remember a time with hope

While the college students shake their heads because they've all lost theirs

And the tinted windows of the bullet proof cars flood the streets

While the street vendors try not to get hit

And the police are nervous

Because the villains win more than the heroes

And the line between hero and villain is thin 

when everyone is addicted to breathing and allergic to lead

black and white laws

Turn a corrupt shade of gray

And the kids inside the walls cry at night

Because their parents haven't been proud of them in years

And the kids outside the walls cry at night

Because their parents haven't shown up for days

And the kids inside the walls choose to become adults so they can forget the kids outside the walls who were forced to become adults

And everyone pretends this is normal

Everyone pretends not to see

Because they know that only the wall divides them

And everyone has lost their hope

Because we have become adults who can't feel

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