Lyrics

November 8, 2016

We started out in celebration

How'd it come to this?

Punctures in our perfect bubble

Our ignorant bliss

Now we all hold on to one another

Shocked, dismayed, afraid

Demagoguery and division won today

And if you're not mad, then you're not paying attention

Everybody's got something to lose

Pundits on the playground all pretending

What they say is truth

Alive and thriving

Charlatans are here to steal your glory

Flashing, screaming screens and pages

Fucking up the story

Greatness is an aspiration

Not something behind us

So this is where we live now

This is where we live now

And if you're not mad, then you're not paying attention

Everybody's got something to lose

Pundits on the playground all pretending

What they say is truth

And if you're not mad, no, not mad, irate

At the prejudice, at the blatant hate

At the lack of talent, the lack of skill

At the lunacy of the people's will

At the ignorance and contempt for good

If you're not scared for your neighborhoods

For the people of color, the Muslims, the Jews

The women and the immigrants and refugees too

For the les, the gay, the bi, the trans

The poor and disenfranchised, our fate's in the hands

Of these people who don't give a fuck about you

Or worse yet who hate you for just being you

If you're not shocked and confused and afraid

Then no one can help you, your bed's been made

But if you're like me and you feel disrespected

And enraged about the demon elected

If your voice goes unheard, raise your hand up high

If your plight goes unseen, raise it up to the sky

Stop, look around at all these raised hands

You are not alone

And if you're not mad, then you're not paying attention

Everybody's got something to lose

Pundits on the playground all pretending

But this is not truth