Youth of The Nation P.O.D

 

Last day of the rest of my life 
I wish I would've known 
Cause I didn't kiss my mama goodbye 
 
I didn't tell her that I loved her and how much I care 
Or thank my pops for all the talks 
And all the wisdom he shared 
 
Unaware, I just did what I always do 
Everyday, the same routine 
Before I skate off to school 
 
But who knew that this day wasn't like the rest 
Instead of taking a test 
I took two to the chest 
 
Call me blind, but I didn't see it coming 
Everybody was running 
But I couldn't hear nothing 
 
Except gun blasts, it happened so fast 
I don't really know this kid 
Even though I sit by him in class 
 
Maybe this kid was reaching out for love 
Or maybe for a moment 
He forgot who he was 
Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged 
Whatever it was 
I know it's because 
 
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We are, We are, the youth of the nation 
 
Little Suzy, she was only twelve 
She was given the world 
With every chance to excel 
 
Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell 
She might act kind of proud 
But no respect for herself 
 
She finds love in all the wrong places 
The same situations 
Just different faces 
 
Changed up her pace since her daddy left her 
Too bad he never told her 
She deserved much better 
 
Johnny boy always played the fool 
He broke all the rules 
So you would think he was cool 
 
He was never really one of the guys 
No matter how hard he tried 
Often thought of suicide 
 
It's kind of hard when you ain't got no friends 
He put his life to an end 
They might remember him then 
 
You cross the line and there's no turning back 
Told the world how he felt 
With the sound of a gat 
 
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Who's to blame for the lives that tragedies claim 
No matter what you say 
It don't take away the pain 
 
That I feel inside, I'm tired of all the lies 
Don't nobody know why 
It's the blind leading the blind 
 
I guess that's the way the story goes 
Will it ever make sense 
Somebody's got to know 
 
There's got to be more to life than this 
There's got to be more to everything 
I thought exists 
 
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