eidolon

shifting mists
2001-09-18 06:18:42 (UTC)

the armchair ...

... bigotry ... racism ... what is it called ... i can't
think of the word ... but i am referring to the persecution
of the innocent in response to the actions of a few guilty
...

it angers me ... how because the possibility of some
terrorists wearing turbans could bring on the hate crimes
occurring now to people who are innocent ...

She's an ugly girl, does it make you want to kill her?
She's an ugly girl, do you want to kick in her face?
She's an ugly girl, she doesn't pose a threat.
She's an ugly girl, does that make you feel safe?
Ugly girl, ugly girl, do you hate her
Cause she's pieces of you?

... a black man rapes and murders a woman and so that proves
all black people are savages and must be destroyed ...

... a long-haired Caucasian man overdoses on heroine at a
rock concert and so now all long-haired men and people who
listen to rock music are drug addicts or dealers ...

She's a pretty girl, does she make you think nasty
thoughts?
She's a pretty girl, do you want to tie her down?
She's a pretty girl, do you call her a bitch?
She's a pretty girl, did she sleep with your whole town?
Pretty girl, pretty girl, do you hate her
Cause she's pieces of you?

... a lawyer gets off a killer who is guilty of massacring
many ... and so now all lawyers are the enemy .. are without
morals ...

... where does this end? ... how do we stop this? ... and i
don't understand ...

... my father ... he is a closed minded bigot .... a closet
racist ... a segregatist ... whatever ...

You say he's a faggot, does it make you want to hurt
him?
You say he's a faggot, do you want to kick in his brain?
You say he's a faggot, does he make you sick to your
stomach?
You say he's a faggot, are you afraid you're just the
same?
Faggot, Faggot, do you hate him
Cause he's pieces of you?

... he sits there in his armchair spewing hatred as he
watches the news ... ranting and going on about "towel
heads" getting what they deserve as he watches reports about
the hate crimes ... reports of sacred buildings being burned
or vandalized and people brutally beaten simply because they
wear a piece of cloth on their head or are slightly
different than the "majority" ...

You say he's a Jew, does it mean that he's tight?
You say he's a Jew, do you want to hurt his kids
tonight?
You say he's a Jew, he'll never wear that funny hat
again.
You say he's a Jew as though being born were a sin.
Oh Jew, oh Jew, do you hate him
Cause he's pieces of you?

... and i sit and watch him ... listen to him with barely
concealed disgust and repulsion ... i hold my tongue ... my
lips pressed tight as i use every piece of restraint in my
soul to remain silent ... to keep myself safe from having
that hatred directed my way ...

... i will not be his outlet ...
... never again ...

... and my writing shall be mine ...


Lyrics courtesy of the song "Pieces Of You" by Jewel
Kilcher.