Breathing

by Down Memory Lane

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The grand geniuses of modern days Look around, beware of new slang terms A complete gibberish for us old timers Abbreviations or made up words Verbal sloth by screenagers Are they trying to prevent arthritis or severe cases of wrist tendinitis? Anything to save a click With tight schedules like theirs there's no time to waste YOLO, savage, bae, high-key, low-key Enlighten my way cause I lost it Phrasing's obsolete since they hashtag what they do or say stay woke, can't even, goat, hundo p Such nonsense, still need decoding When in Rome...let me try once #whatthefuckisgoingon? Words that no one really understands but keep saying them cause it's the latest trend Thanks to West, Drake and Bieber's sayings The grand geniuses of modern days Using smart combinations of words and tell the world it's some kind of subculture "Z's" find it cleverly fun but if you ask me I find it pretty stumb! (The combination of stupid and dumb) "Wassup" is being reduced to "sup" Netflix and chill means; cuddle and fuck "Bye Felicia" is for "go, I don't care" Not understanding get me laughed at I tried and tried but failed this task but #notasinglefuckgiven Look around, beware of new slang terms A complete gibberish for us old timers Abbreviations or made up words Verbal sloth by screenagers The ever-evolving bastardization of the written and spoken words and phrases Caused by the idolatry of unintelligible celibrities
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White House 02:12
White house Dear mr. President, I don't know where to start Lately, I've been concerned about your wherabouts Despite the bodyguards, enhanced monitoring I have this sinking feeling your health and safety here is at stake These four walls are the only things you're allowed to see Your oval office looks more of a square to me The debriefing room is a field of broken dreams Your meals are half-food, half-pills This white house is not the same No one wants to run this 4 year mandate To end up on the wall of fame We're all surely be presidents of a white house someday Another day goes by Another king's been crowned Another stretcher's rolling Another presidential funeral Please sir, try this new suit or should I say a gown Never in my life have I seen a scepter with tubes and wires With so many fellow-citizens circling the drain We nominate new candidates here every day Those events might never get on the news So they'll start again with someone new
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Picture perfect Back to square one Does not seem like a bad choice When all you say or do ends in a fight So being apart tend to be the sanest one Yet you decide to endure this alone But that tone, that look in your eyes I've seen this countless times before Transparence is your cry for attention Two kids, a house, a dog, a car The picture-perfect kind of life How could there be trouble in paradise? Confliction, neglection Eternal discontent Frustration, acceptance Humans are their biggest foe They rather be miserable than alone Blue in the face Your heart's in the right place but someday you'll have to think for yourself "I'm totally fine" "We're just having a rough time" Who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself? Let's not mix things up here It's commitment not co"maid"ment Don't you feel taken for granted? Your absolute best's not enough Is it time for you to come off Remember: till death do us part Does it apply if you're dying inside?
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Pandemic lullaby Dear friends from around the world How do you feel? We've all been warned so many times but now this shit is getting real Exhausted by anxiety confined in a prison cell called home One for all and all for one Let's stay united in this mess There's no more borders anymore Only brothers on every shores Now it's time to open your eyes Never too late to realize and learn from everything we've done wrong So here we are This is not a test this is not a war Egocentricity's gone too far No one dseems in charge anymore We have to hold on tight and give humanity another chance to prove that unity can win the fight Let's try to make the best of this And put the light on what we've missed A simple gesture might become A bette future for someone Stop mourning about what we've lost We need to learn how to win Back each other's trust Now it's time to open your eyes Never too late to realize and learn from everything we've done wrong (So here we are) This is not a test this is not a war Egocentricity's gone too far No one seems in charge anymore We have to hold on tight and give humanity another chance to prove that unity can win the fight Dear friends from around the world How do you feel? We've all been warned so many times but now the shit is getting real The shit is getting real (One more time) This is not a test, This is not a test this is not a war this is not a war The egocentricity's gone too far This is not a test
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Global Warning You've stopped eating meat and you’ve bought a bike, you’ve banned plastic bags from your life Don't bother me if you supported a cause and change your lifestyle just because Your narrow-mindedness start to change your speech as your goal seem harder to reach You’ve turned your back on me The day I refused to share your philosophy Why don't you put your trust in someone than yourself I will never pretend to be someone I am not, (I'm not a fraud) I've never fight for a cause or raised my fist against the laws It doesn't mean that I don’t care If you don’t see me out there Handcuffed in the back of a police car I'm sure you don't feel smarter now you won’t change anything that way So you begun to question yourself The day your gilrfriend make the choice To stop wearing bras and quitt shaves her legs She’s follow lifestyle just because Your open mindedness is started to changed your speech When you've found your goal won't be reached You called back at me the day you decide to end your stubbornity You start to put your trust in someone than yourself I will never pretend to be someone I am not, (I'm not a fraud) I've never fight for a cause or raised my fist against the laws It doesn't mean that I don’t care if you don’t see me out there Handcuffed in the back of a police car I'm sure you don't feel smarter now You won’t change anything that way
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The log 03:57
The log Don't get me wrong, you're still as great as you always been But something's odd, you've changed in ways I cannot fully understand Lift it up with blinders on while in your own backyard, the whole world falls apart Why don't you let go for once that damn log, this burden that no one but you cares about Don't get me wrong, you're still as sweet as you always been But something's off, I somehow feel like dropping from first to second place There will always be lending hands Why not let one arm free to reach them It's ok to show you're strong but you're not fooling anyone Baggy eyes, massive weight loss Hissy fits, anger, teardops Endangering your health because of your constant fear of being judged You're not a failure, you're just tired So drop the log and don't be a martyr
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The Tyler Durden way Don't say a word unless you say: I'm sorry Your puppy eyes aren't working on me anymore I won't let reason being soothed by pity I won't be manipulated by your charm You had us more than once but now you got exposed Is there anything in life more interesting than you? (Your pedestal's high enough) Feelings and empathy are foreign words to you (It's either get down or fall) Don't run away if you don't know what to say Truths or lies, do you even know the difference? Don't run away if you don't know what to do Stories don't always have to be about you We all know the old recipe to this overconfidence Add willful blindness A scoop of arrogance A pinch of "strutting" It's the "Tyler Durden way" We know everything there is to know about you (You know nothing about us) Always serving us embellished truths (Most times you were there with us) Don't hesitate to nod or ask some questions It's what we call a "conversation" We all know the old recipe to this overconfidence Add willful blindness A scoop of arrogance A pinch of "strutting" It's the "Tyler Durden way"
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