21st Century World

It Ain't Cool

Charade

 

You ain’t got no inhibitions

You do just what you want to do

Bend the rules and you take positions

There ain’t nobody goin’ to mess around with you

 

You were built for discovery

Every little thing is all brand new

You want it all and you’re in a hurry

Got places to go and lots of things you need to prove

 

It’s your world now

You got plenty of time for spinning ‘round

Go ahead turn it all upside down

Cause it’s your world now

 

Your tanks been filled with optimism

Your head and heart well it ain’t been jaded yet

But you’ll find out if you just keep living

Everything you want just ain’t so easy to get

 

It’s your world now

You got plenty of time for spinning ‘round

Go ahead turn it all upside down

Cause it’s your world now

 

Will you find a way to stop the killing

Will you find a cure for the disease

Put an end to the ugliness of war

Create a world where we all can live in peace

Can you make it better, make it better, make us better

 

On your shoulders there’s the mountain of tomorrow

In the corner there’s a pair of worn out shoes

There’s a book of rules on a shelf that you can borrow

There’s an old man waiting to pass the torch to you

 

It’s your world now

You got plenty of time for spinning ‘round

Go ahead turn it all upside down

Cause it’s your world now

It Ain't Cool

 

Politicians serving the wrong masters

Greed is gonna bring capitalism down

Brought to the brink of the ever after

By imposters to the throne who ain’t got no crown

 

It’s a selfish society

Where the almighty dollar buys the rules

That’s not the way that it was conceived

And it ain’t cool…it just ain’t cool

 

Too many living in a tent city

They got no job and they got no home

On the other side of town the grass is green and pretty

Drowning in the water of the overflow

 

It’s a culture built on all about me

Where they just don’t care too much about you

That’s not the way it’s supposed to be

It ain’t cool…it just ain’t cool

 

It really doesn’t matter how you slice it up

Too many people ain’t got enough

It really doesn’t matter what side you’re on

It’s easy to see so much is going wrong

 

And it ain’t cool, it ain’t cool, it just ain’t cool

 

The teachers of our children are all underpaid

The union makes it easy for the bad to stay

Art is disappearing from our education

Creates a dumbed down cultureless generation

The voice of the people shouts in a vacuum

You can hear the echoes of their hollow screams

If you take a good whiff you can smell surrender

In a land that was born of impossible dreams

 

It’s a strange twist of analysis

A shortsighted view of a blind mans truth

It’s got the bitter taste of a Judas kiss

And it ain’t cool…it just ain’t cool

 

And it ain’t cool…it ain’t cool…it just ain’t

 

It really doesn’t matter how you slice it up

Too many people ain’t got enough

It ain;t cool

It really doesn’t matter what side you’re on

It’s easy to see things are going wrong

 

It ain’t cool…ooh, ooh…it ain’t cool

Charade

 

It's all fair game

There ain't nothing sacred

You ride the train

Don't wanna miss it at the station

Make every sacrifice

There ain't nothing that's too shameless

Ain’t no cost, what's the price

When everyone goes blameless

 

That's the sad reality

To the victor goes the spoils

Good and bad as it can be

21st century world

 

You like the shine

Your Instagram is bringing

Does it turn you blind

To the messages you're sending

Put it all out on display

So desperate for attention

But there's so much you give away

To the glorious deception

 

That's the sad reality

To the victor goes the spoils

Good and bad as it can be

The 21st century world

 

The art of manipulation

The silent transformation

The mystery of permanence and change

So many contradictions

Seduce our weaker nature

As we aimlessly go on with the charade ...

The charade...

True Believer

 

Holy gets up early

He puts on his clothes

All white and pearly

From his head to his toes

And he wears his religion

Like a sign on his back

He's a man on a mission

With a plan of attack

 

He's a true believer

He's working for his God

And there's never any taxes

In the mercy of the Lord

 

He's got himself a savior

He's a sinner not a saint

He's prone to bad behavior

With a smile on his face

He'll love you like a brother

Till he thinks you've done him wrong

Then he'll erase you from the picture

With forgiveness you'll be gone

 

Yeah he's a true believer

With the good book and a gun

And it’s all about his ministry

Let no man be the judge

 

When push comes to shove

If you don't know how to love

When love's not the easy thing to do

Then there's just not enough Jesus in you

 

Locked up in a bubble

You see through cloudy eyes

It's not hard to get in trouble

With a small world narrow mind

Life's not at a standstill

And you can't stem the tide

We're spiraling off to somewhere

You can't turn back time

 

But he's a true believer

In pick and choose your truth

And miss the greater meaning

Of how to act and what you do

 

When push comes to shove

If you don't know how to love

When love's is the hard thing to do

Then there's just not enough Jesus in you

Common Sense