Seeking Clarity

Seeking Clarity

[chorus]

I’m writing with tears in my eyes

Seeking clarity under the seams

To make it to see 25 without a felony

Is a dream

I’m writing with tears in my eyes

Seeking clarity under the seams

To make it to see 25 without a felony

Is a dream

[verse 1]

We’re stuck in the illusion

That class-ism doesn’t attribute to us losing

Battling hypocrisy daily

Not seeing public school programs excelling

Moving so salient

Because we have to pay the rent

Diapers, bottles, formula and groceries

We have to be at our best

As the ninety-nine battling against the one percent

So

I’m out on the battlefield

Needing more than minimum wage to pay the bills

I’m doing this for my kids

As a man I have duties to fill

As a man responsibility is real

Like HUD housing downtrodden daffodils

As a woman responsibility is real

Like HUD housing downtrodden daffodils

[verse 2]

Industrial jobs are no longer here

They no longer value

Working with your hands

 

My ed opportunities ran out of grants so

(Ironically still) I 1st started working at a plant

But happens if you don’t water your plants?

They whither and erode like the Grand Canyon

My raise was literally worth two cents

Giving me dreams of riding the bus instead of a Bent-ley

Gassing us up talking about job training

But the ABC’s of windows is not what we were thinking

Unsafe conditions and the lack of supervisors

We wanted to trade up (a promotion) to change our conditions

But I guess moving up was just the Jeffersons

Because at the Christmas Parties they’re treating us like one of them

Cheers – not knowing I have to work the night shift at Sears

Stealing tools out their tool shed

Building up like an Aviator

Because there has to be a place that’s even greater

I’m real weary because I was the last one hired

Real dreary because I’ll be the first one fired

[chorus]

I’m writing with tears in my eyes

Seeking clarity under the seams

To make it to see 25 without a felony

Is a dream

I’m writing with tears in my eyes

Seeking clarity under the seams

To make it to see 25 without a felony

Is a dream

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