Monday, February 03, 2003

i think sometimes we become desensitized to the bad things that happen everyday... I came across these lyrics and it made me think about our crazy modern world where we just walk around in a little bubble. So many of us have it a whole lot better than gazillions of people all over the world, but you know, complacency is not the way to go. It's good to be thankful for all the things we have, subhan'Allah...but ignoring the bad stuff, or blatantly denying that bad things even occur, is just messed up and sad. And what's sadder is that all of us, myself included, have been guilty at some point or another of ignoring the negatives just because they don't fit in with the rest of our perfect little bubble-enclosed world.


Don't wanna read the paper
I don't like bad news
Last night a man got shot
Outside the house of blues
I'd like to ignore it
I'd like to just pretend
That the reason for it
Is something I can comprehend

I don't listen to the radio
Last time it made me cry
Two boys went crazy
Fifteen kids died
And I don't know their families
I don't ask 'em how they're going
They're on the other side of the world
But it's way too close to home

I've got something to say
And I thought it might be worth a mention
If you're not pissed off at the world
Then you're just not paying attention
And you can turn off the TV
And go about your day
But just cuz you don't see it
It don't mean it's gone away, hey

We don't talk to our neighbors
They've got funny-colored skin
We see 'em out on the sidewalk
But we don't invite 'em in
We only eat when we're hungry
And we throw the rest away
While babies in Cambodia
Are starving everyday

We risk our lives
We hit our wives
We act like everything is funny
We hide our pain
While we go insane
We sell our souls for money
We curse our mums
We build our bombs
We make our children cry
We watch the band
While Vietnam
Just watch their children die

::Kasey Chambers::