The power of lyrics

I was walking home earlier today from the gym, it was already dark and I head my earphones in my ears – you know, that “music on – world off” feeling. The streets were empty, the only source of light was the amber light of the street lamps, it had quite a mood. And then this song came on, I’ve heard it before, but I have never paid attention to the lyrics – until now. I was stunned when I realized what this song is actually about, and how valuable these words are. (I even thought about quoting some lines in my paper but I don’t know whether a song could be counted as a credible source…)

Don't die a copy!We become so numb to what we’re saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don’t have acceptance for ’em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself

This song has a really powerful message. Pay attention to people around yourself, and don’t condemn somebody just because they are different from you. Everybody has the right to be handled equally. Spread love and kindness and not hatred and don’t ever be afraid to be yourself! You are unique, there’s nobody like you in this whole wide world, so don’t try to be like anybody else – there’s only one you.

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