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It’ Not All Right, It’s Not OK

It’ Not All Right, It’s Not OK

Build that wall – keep them out
Angry people they scream and shout
How did we come to be like this?

I’m right, you’re wrong. My God is good
Yours don’t belong, it’s understood
How did we come to be like this?

People dying ’cause they drove too slow
Raging drivers sinking to new lows
It’s not all right. It’s not OK
It doesn’t have to be this way
How did we come to be like this?
It’s got to stop. It’s not OK

Terror lives – it’s at our doors
Killing kids while fighting holy wars
How did we come to be like this?

Defacing Mosques, hating gays
Bullied kids who believe death pays
How did we come to be like this?

Men raping women when they told them no
Child brides living in a horror show
It’s not all right. It’s not OK
It doesn’t have to be this way
How did we come to be like this?
It’s got to stop. It’s not OK

Better don’t mean everyone
It always means worse for some
How did we come to be like this?

The haves are good, Have not’s are bad
When did compassion become disgrace?
How did we come to be like this?

Korea shooting missiles at Japan
World peace threatened by a crazy man
It’s not all right. It’s not OK
It doesn’t have to be this way
How did we come to be like this?
It’s got to stop. It’s not OK

Violence at home, violence at school
Whatever happened to the Golden Rule?
How did we come to be like this?

Shielded by the Internet
Cruelty runs amuck unchecked
How did we come to be like this?

Does where you stand depend on where you sit?
It’s all-good so long as Wall Street profits?
Eroding rights & civil liberties?
“The news is Fake!” screams the twitter feed
How did we come to be like this?
It’s got to stop. It’s not OK.

© Vicki Scotti 2017