Sunday, September 22, 2013

We Aren't What We Are

Doggerel and nonsense drawn from a New York lamp post.


What shall we be, When we aren't what we are?
Shall we pretend that we aren't what we are
People need to stop telling us that we aren't important or we aren't what we are
When we are what we aren't; when we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are; we're what we do.

We aren't what we are perceived to be
Culture struggles to make us think that we aren't what we are
In fact, we aren't what we are; saying we are doesn't make sense
But we aren't what we are; indeed seeing that is just the opposite
No, we aren't what we are, afraid of the consequences
Relax. We aren't what we are.

What we aren't what we are passionate about then...
We aren't what we are; independent
Without fundamental rules we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are, because of other people's believing
Which we aren't what we are doing
We aren't what we are really watching.

We aren't what we are passionate about
We aren't what we are will naturally gain ground
We aren't what we are saying
Until we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are going to be
We aren't what we are advertised to be
Without him in our heart, we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are today.

We aren't what we are because we are apes
What shall we be when we aren't what we are?
We aren't what we are; overwhelmed with the chaos of the world around us
Apart, we aren't what we are together
We aren't what we are willing to settle for either.

We aren't what we are today without you out there
What we need is humility to realize we aren't what we are, and neither is Freedom
What will we become, when we aren't what we are?
We aren't what we are, and what we can become
So that we don't have to live like animals doesn't mean we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are giving up that thin cookie
We aren't What we are distributing rumors.

We are what we aren't and we aren't what we are
Peaceful protest shows that we aren't what we are made out to be
We aren't what we are; in a state that is hurting, badly
Without her in our heart, we aren't what we are

I know we aren't what we are but at least we are not what we were
Well, you can stop puzzling: we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are stuck with

Accept that we aren't what we are trying to be
Something deep inside us knows we aren't what we are supposed to be
People pretending we aren't what we are or we are what we aren't and then scratching their heads
We don't have time to pretend we aren't what we are
We aren't what we are asking for
What if we aren't what we are now?