-Verse 1-
If simply I could say it and then see it done
I probably would've spoke it when I'd just begun
If life is just as awful as they say it is
How come everybody bargains when their time has come?
Every day I see it more and more
Children wondering, what is their existence for?
Innocence to animosity, intesified by poverty
They're caught up in their fathers wars
Evil is something taught, it's not innate
They plant the seeds in youth and then the children grow to hate
Kills others for the words, some ancients scribbled on a slate
and orphans of the war will never make it to see eight
and us, we're taught to look the other way
while children die by bullets that some other child made
and that's just another day...
we're more concerned with something that some starlet had to say
We trade comfort for the truth
cause it's just too damn unpleasant to investigate the root
Divided by imaginary lines
We kill the other side as if somehow they're maligned
We overlook the people in our streets
And look down on the one's who ask for help when they're in need
A homeless family dies and nobody even blinks
but god forbid you change the volume of our weapon's magazines
Me? I'm not a soldier for what it's worth
My only worth is in the order which I choose my words
Value the living over death
I'll speak for peace until they take my breath
I just want to save a life
Just the way, I was saved
I have finally found my light
And this will be my alchemy
-Verse 2-
A father hits a mother while the children watch
As he stumbles in the house after seven shots
Another bruise that's another lesson taught
All the while the children desperate to see the violence stop
The son  grows up confused, exactly what's a woman's worth?
The one you choose to love is the one you love to hurt
The older daughter grows to know to never trust a man
While the younger one never understands
Fifteen and all alone, the siblings left the home
It's getting hard to cope, she thinks of letting go
Starts drinking like her father, hoping to escape
Has too many at a party a victim of a rape
And when she finally finds the courage to stand up to what's wrong
They have the nerve to scrutinize the clothes that she puts on
I will stand up to those that don't respect a woman's choice
I'll keep on speaking for those who don't have a voice
-Verse 3-
Why can't we all evolve and be something more?
And leave the world better than it was before
It's been two thousand years, we're not so simple minded
Our suits are different, I'm more concerned with what lies behind it
Love everyone, Love "Love" itself
Learn to value human life over human wealth
You can't fight for peace, it just compounds the problems
Only accepting this will any of us start to solve um
We are one people, under one sky
One destiny, confined to such a short time
This is a renaissance, it's not a revolution
Let our generation catalyze an evolution
I am no crusader let me make it clear
And my words will likely fall upon a deafened ear
But I'll keep speaking up for what I feel is right
In the hope someday that I can save a life