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i wrote this after watching some documentary called 'american teen' about a bunch of cliques at a high school, filmed around 2005, and recognized in it the kinds of teenagers i idolized when i was 8 years old. then had a crisis about the 8 year olds that are currently idolizing me and my peers.

i watched them in their polo tees
and stupid baggy light washed jeans
they sang about their problems
to electric guitars
but eight years later everything
isn't what this time should bring
we're hipsters with DSLRs
and i still can't drive a car

and all the criminals and basket cases
princesses and brains
even all the jocks
shove on these big thick glasses frames
they think themselves so nerdy
as they drive away with friends
they're having fun
they're playing fun.
so sing along
youth never ends

eventually you'll realize
that it's all the same
for the princesses, criminals
basket cases, jocks, and brains
but when you were an 8 year old
you thought you'd be alive
once you entered high school
like the teenage of 2005

but I cannot take it seriously
the things that they condone
saying hey homedog what's up
on a rounded silver flip phone
an existential crisis
in a stupid polo tee
i'd be way too busy laughing
i'd be on the floor laughing at me

so you can hate the phonies
or the plastics or the gays
but since everyone's an asshole
there will not be better days
you can wear a dumb red hunting cap
or think you're really funny
but you will be a moron
til the day that you turn twenty

and when you see a happy flapper
you can't help but be quite sad
cause you know the great depression
came along took all she had
and when you see a happy child
in a photo from the 50s
he might have died in vietnam
or overdosed on lsd with hippies

i hope i'm not a poster child
for economic collapse
or maybe of a shark attack
or of WWII perhaps
maybe in a hundred years
they will look back on us and sigh
"it's a shame they had to die
in that tragedy that's not yet specified"

and now I'm rambling against
an ambiguous rhyme scheme
maybe it's just angsty runoff
because i'll soon be sixteen
sure my thoughts are messed up
but there's one thing on my mind
why'd i think today would the same as in 2005


from don't call on me, released November 12, 2015


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