GenNextThe Grit

I will try not to lose my cool.
I'm on the edge of it.

Oh Lord, do we live in a glorious time?
Are we one generation away from elevating all of our minds?
Will we teach our youth the universal truth?
When we reach the tipping point of tolerance, my people,
Then we have evolved.

What I say, you say.
I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
It's much better to land on your feet.

We live in a world where it's all "hush, hush";men got all this face to lose.
If show me 4 girls, I feel we must, must show that one who has been abused.
We look the other way, it must be just lust;you know that them boys will be boys.
But that's far from ok, that's fucked up, we gotta show we can make some noise:
If it walks like rape and talks like rape then there's no other way that it can't be rape.

What I say, you say.
I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
It's much better to land on your feet.

"It's all her fault, she's just a slut, slut when she's dosed on that roofie pill."
All the adults make me wanna throw up when i read about Steubenville.

[[Let me just stop this right here and be all done with the fancy speak, all done with the metaphors.
I've got a son and I've got a daughter and i won't just brush this aside.
I've gotta be real direct when I teach my son.
If i gotta be blunt, then let me be frank and tell you how it really is:]]

No, it's not okay to rape her.
No, it's not okay just to be watching that.
It's not okay to take some pictures of it and then go post them on the internet.
It's not okay to abuse her.
I don't care if she's dressed provocative.
And it's sure as fuck not okay to piss on her face if she's full of intoxicants.
And it's not okay if we live in a town that doesn't align with the victim.
That's when we pack our motherfuckin bags, son, and we switch up our microsystem.
Because that's some caveman shit, that's some caveman shit.
Me and my fam, we are above that shit.
That's some caveman shit, that's some caveman shit.
Me and my fam, we have evolved from that shit.

No, no, we just cannot erase the past tense,
So, so we gotta pay attention.
Go, go!Educate our kids.
Flow, flow in the right direction.

Take that bull by the horns and shake it,
Break that state of the homeostasis.

I will try not to lose my cool.
I'm on the edge of it.

Oh Lord, let's live in a beautiful time.
We are one generation away from elevating our minds.
Please teach our youth the universal truth.
We will reach the tipping point of tolerance, people,
And we will evolve.

What I say, you say.
I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
It's much better to land on your feet.

Words and music by Jonny Sonic