Transparent Lies

Looks like hope has lit up the path

but it isn’t true, please just do the math.

If one and one equals three,

then the system has done a grave injustice to you and me.

Don’t be fooled by the bright lights and the American Dream,

for nothing is at all what is seems.

Success comes to the few, not to the many

while most of us are scrounging trying to save up our pennies.

If we work hard and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps

then wouldn’t we still end up right on our backs?

We’ve been brainwashed from the beginning

and they’ve been doing all the winning.

Do what you love even if you don’t make much

rest your cares on me, we can always go Dutch.

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