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Dear Society (We Will Overcome)

written by: OurSacredHonor

Dear society
Why do you exile me
And all of my peers
After all of these years?

We went to school
And got good grades
We graduated
And learned our trades
Now we can't find jobs
Or make a decent wage
And we'll be taking these
Loans to our graves
We can do what we hate
Or hate what we do
But what would you choose
If you were in these worn out shoes?

Where was the world for us?
Where are the chances we were promised?
You write us off as spoiled kids
Yet our convictions are the strongest
I'm not saying we're not grateful
But we most certainly were lied to

Dear society
Why do you punish me
And all of my friends?
Must we suffer ‘til the bitter end?

We've watched our health fade quickly
As those around us all get sick
We ate healthy and exercised
We did as we were told
Then tell me why must I
Watch my friends die
Before they have the chance to grow old?
Worse than that, those left behind
Asked to carry on still
We stand strong to help them through
This torturous test of will

Where was the world for us?
Where are the chances we were promised?
You write us off as spoiled kids
Yet our convictions are the strongest
I'm not saying we're not grateful
But we most certainly were lied to

Dear society
You've taken hope from us
But we will not be broken
In our dreams we trust

Now we'll take the world for us
Take all the chances we were promised
We'll buy houses and raise kids
Our convictions are still the strongest
We are eternally grateful
And we're most certainly through being lied to
We will carry on because we're strong
And just to prove you wrong
We will overcome

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