Have we been reduced to this?
Nonsense without consequence,
Black X’s on our wrists?
Scoreboards and turkey leg stands
Hot dogs on flaming grills
Sticky, cotton candied hands
Cheap alcohol and sloppy spills
Are you really beautiful after all?
The news tells me all that’s wrong in this world
But test scores say I will trip after I fall
My education is faltering
My IQ cannot compare
Hey China, Japan, Korea,
What are you teaching them over there?
Have we become the trashiest elite?
Our roads are populated by cookouts
Whilst other populations riot in the street
And young ones become not so young
In the presence of loaded guns
And in the shadows of constant terror
Is where they too raise daughters and sons
Don’t tell me that I don’t understand
Bet it’s dishonorable to reconcile
That you paved a not-so promised land